In three previous Spring Training starts, Patrick Corbin didn’t look much like the pitcher from 2013. In 13 innings, he allowed seven earned runs on 15 hits. Today was a different story for the man who will take the ball first for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Corbin gave up only two runs (neither earned) on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings as the D’backs defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-2, the next-to-last game before going to Australia. Although the lefty’s performance was good news, it wasn’t all fun in the sun in Goodyear.
After throwing his 91st pitch, Corbin motioned toward the bench and out came assistant trainer Ryan DiPanfilo along with manager Kirk Gibson and pitching coach Mike Harkey. He immediately came out of the game and left the ballpark for further testing. It was revealed as per Steve Gilbert at mlb.com, that Corbin had some forearm stiffness and was to undergo further testing. Gibby would not comment any further on the extent of the injury nor did he specify if Corbin was going to make the trip Down Under.
With Bronson Arroyo‘s back still an issue and Corbin questionable, it is possible that both Archie Bradley and Randall Delgado start the season in the starting rotation. Check back here to for an update on Corbin’s status as well as the final roster for the trip to Australia.