D'backs recall Spruill to start makeup game, place Montero on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled pitcher Zeke Spruill to make his first major league start in Thursday's interleague makeup game against the Texas Rangers.

Spruill pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief over four appearances for the Diamondbacks during a call-up in June. The 23-year-old right-hander posted a 4-3 record with a 3.24 ERA in 12 starts for Reno this season.

The Diamondbacks also placed catcher Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, selected the contract of catcher Tuffy Gosewisch from Reno and optioned pitcher Chaz Roe to the Triple-A club.

Montero is batting .228 with nine homers and 34 RBI through 92 games this year.