Aug 1, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) leads off from second base during the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
In a season of bad news, this is the most devastating of all. The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured hand. He was hit on the left hand by Pittsburgh Pirates’ reliever Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning of last night’s 9-4 D’backs’ defeat. Goldschmidt had the day of until being called on to pinch-hit in the ninth inning.
No word as of yet as to how long he will be sidelined. However, a fractured hand via hit by pitch has kept A.J. Pollock out since the end of May. In all likelihood, this injury will sideline Goldschmidt for the rest of the season. He was following up his MVP-caliber season with another impressive campaign. He leads the National League in runs scored with 75 and doubles with 39. Goldschmidt has 19 home runs and 69 RBI’s with a line of .300/.396/.542.
All of us wish Paul Goldschmidt a speedy recovery.