Injury Update: Paul Goldschmidt is Feeling 100% Healthy

By Joseph Jacquez

Don’t worry Diamondbacks fans. All star first basemen Paul Goldschmidt’s left hand is fully healed, and he is ready to go for the 2015 season. This is obviously a huge sigh of relief for the Diamondbacks organization, and the fans.

It feels great, it’s 100 percent healed. I honestly forget I even broke it,” he told Doug and Wolf Friday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “I got to have a normal off-season. I wasn’t having to do any rehab, which was good. I got to take time off, start hitting normally, I didn’t have to take extra swings, took less swings, or do anything different and healed 100 percent.”

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Goldschmidt reported to spring training earlier this week, and has been taking grounders at first, and hitting in the cage like normal.

Goldschmidt was hit on the left hand with a fastball from Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri during a game on August 1st at Chase Field. He would miss the remaining 53 games of the 2o14 season.

It was the latest injury to a key player at the wrong time; something that became a theme throughout the 2014 season.

Before he went down, Goldschmidt was leading the National League in runs scored and extra-base hits, and he was in the top five in total bases, walks, slugging percentage, runs batted in, and on-base percentage.

If the Diamondbacks are going to bounce back from a sixty four win season, there going to need a number of guys to stay healthy, and play up to their capabilities, but Goldschmidt is the MVP and the leader of this team, and he is going to be counted on the most.

Lets hope that Goldschmidt can stay healthy all season, and put up monster numbers for this team.