D-backs demote 5 players, release 2 more

Posted at 2:58 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 17:58:39-04

The Arizona Diamondbacks are closer to carving their roster down to the mandatory 25 players in time for the regular season.

On Monday, the D-backs announced right-handed pitcher Zack Godley has been optioned to Double-A Mobile, and four other players -- right-handed pitchers Kaleb Fleck and Yoan Lopez, catcher Brett Hayes and outfielder Evan Marzilli -- have been reassigned to minor league camp.

The D-backs also announced the release of right-handed pitcher Sam LeCure and left-handed pitcher Wesley Wright.

Those seven moves bring the D-backs' roster down to 33 players. Opening Day of the 2016 regular season is Monday, April 4.