Justin Upton Seeing a Specialist for Thumb

So much for the idea that Justin Upton’s jammed thumb wasn’t a big deal.

April 14, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton (right) runs to home plate as Colorado Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez (left) prepares to catch the ball during the seventh inning at Coors Field. Upton was safe. The Rockies won 8-7. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

After appearing to heat up a little at the plate over the weekend, Upton apparently is still suffering discomfort in his thumb and will see a specialist according to Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona.  According to Kirk Gibson, a trip to the DL is possibility.  While a long term injury to Upton would be devastating, a 15 day trip to the DL wouldn’t be the end of the world thanks to the depth in the outfield.  The addition of Jason Kubel and the presence of two starters from last season, Chris Young and Gerardo Parra, give the D-Backs plenty of depth to cover in the short term.

Upton is out of the lineup on Tuesday.

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Topics: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chris Young, D-backs, Dbacks, Gerardo Parra, Jason Kubel, Justin Upton

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  • mattblake

    Well, there goes my fantasy team :(