Sep 22, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The rotation of the Arizona Diamondbacks has some good news on the way. Left-hander Patrick Corbin, an All-Star in 2013, had a solid rehab outing Friday night for the Double A Mobile Bay Bears. He allowed one run on four hits, walking two and striking out five in six innings of work. This was reported on by Nick Piecoro at azcentral.
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Corbin’s fastball topped out at 94 MPH, just about where his pre-injury velocity was. Since going on a rehab assignment June 8th, Corbin has worked every sixth day. Arizona manager Chip Hale indicated he wasn’t sure if he would go go back to the more accustomed every fifth day spot yet. However, it was something else Hale said that should make every D’back fan happy:
"I think we’re going to give him one more outing down there to make sure he’s 100 percent ready."
There was no word of where that next start would be, either another one at Mobile or at Triple A Reno. The sooner Corbin makes his return to the Majors, the better for the D’back rotation.