Hot-hitting Christian Walker has returned to the show.
The Arizona Diamondbacks called up the first baseman/outfielder on Sunday from the Reno Aces, placing catcher Jeff Mathis on paternity leave.
Walker, 27, is the Pacific Coast League’s reigning MVP. He’s sizzled at the plate of late, smacking a solo homer on Saturday for Reno and compiling 5 RBIs in the last two games. The Aces are on fire, as well, winning the last five of six games. They return to Greater Nevada Field on Wednesday, June 13, to take on the Iowa Cubs, with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.
This is Walker’s third trip this season to the Diamondbacks, the Aces big league parent club. In 16 at-bats for Arizona, Walker cracked a double and a tape-measure home run. In 31 games for the Aces, the first baseman is hitting .252 with 22 runs, 29 hits, 5 homers and 20 RBIs.
The Aces close out their road trip Sunday and Monday against the Memphis Redbirds, a St. Louis Cardinals affiliate. On Saturday night, Reno catcher Anthony Recker unleashed two 3-run homers as the Aces bagged the Birds, 8-5.