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Arizona Diamondbacks promote top prospect Alek Thomas

Feb 21, 2022; Scottsdale, Ariz., U.S.;  Diamondbacks minor league outfielder Alek Thomas throws during a select training camp for minor-league players not covered by the Players Association at Salt River Fields. MLB continues to be in a lockout after the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement Dec. 2. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-Arizona RepublicBaseball Diamondbacks Select Minor League Camp
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The Arizona Diamondbacks called up top prospect Alek Thomas from Triple-A Reno on Sunday.

The 22-year-old outfielder could make his major league debut Sunday against the visiting Colorado Rockies.

Thomas is Arizona’s No. 1 prospect and rated No. 18 overall by MLB Pipeline. The 2018 second-round draft pick was the Diamondbacks’ 2021 minor league player of the year.

He is batting .277/.362/.495 at Reno this season with four homers and 14 RBIs in 24 games.

Thomas replaces catcher Carson Kelly on the active roster. Kelly was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Thursday, with a strained left oblique.

Kelly, 27, is batting .105 with one RBI and 20 strikeouts in 20 games this season.

–Field Level Media