Arizona Diamondbacks Injury Updates on Inciarte, Corbin, Hernandez
Jun 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Ender Inciarte (5) reaches third base safely in the third inning after a throwing error by the New York Mets at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
At the dawn of July, a couple of key players for the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting closer to re-joining the team. Per Steve Gilbert at mlb.com, we have updates on Ender Inciarte and Patrick Corbin with regards to their progress. One seems on track to join the D’backs before the All-Star break while the other should return soon after that.
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Inciarte took batting practice and did some running before Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is scheduled for another session of batting practice this evening, another test for his injured hamstring. Before the end of the weekend, the team will determine where Inciarte will go to begin a rehab assignment. By then, we should have a timetable as to when he will be returning to the D’backs. This scenario has Inciarte not being with Arizona until after the break.
Corbin will be making his final rehab start on Thursday for the Triple A Reno Aces. He will not be throwing as many pitches as he did in previous outings. After that, according to manager Chip Hale, Corbin will be joining the team in Texas and should get a start against the Rangers.
In other rehab news, catcher Oscar Hernandez was sent to Reno on June 23rd. In five games, he has four hits in 15 plate appearances with a home run and six RBI’s. This has been the first action for Hernandez in 2015 as he has been sidelined since March with a broken hamate bone in his left hand.