Hoping to get more production from the left side of the field, the Diamondbacks announced late Wednesday afternoon that they are promoting top prospect Jordan Lawlar from Triple-A Reno. He will join the team in Chicago on Thursday in time to start a pivotal four-game series with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

General Manager Mike Hazen appeared to be hinting at the possibility of a promotion earlier in the day, saying that Lawler’s hot racket at Reno was starting to force the team at a time when other veteran options were struggling to bottom out.

A shortstop, Lollar started taking ground balls at third base this week and started in the Reno position for the first time Tuesday night.

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