On the recent Star Wars Night, someone called Reno’s first baseman Christian “Sky” Walker after he hit in the winning run. Today, Walker was in the sky, flying back to Arizona to join the Diamondbacks for their game against Milwaukee.
It was the second time this season that Arizona has called Walker up from the Triple-A Reno Aces. He was first promoted on April 8. After going 2 for 15 in 15 games with a home run and two RBIs, Walker was sent back to Reno on May 4.
A roster spot opened when the Diamondbacks placed outfielder A.J. Pollock on the 10-day disabled list with a broken thumb. Manager Torey Lovullo estimated Pollock might be on the shelf four-to-eight weeks. Pollock played with the Aces in 2012.
In 13 games with the Aces, Walker is batting .288 with 2 HRs, 4 doubles and 9 RBIs. The 27-year old is primarily a first baseman but can also play third base and outfield. He was the Pacific Coast League’s MVP in 2017, batting .309 with 32 HRs, 34 doubles and 114 RBIs for the Aces. He joined the organization in March 2017 when Arizona picked him off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.