Updates On Several Injured Arizona Diamondbacks: Delgado Could Return Later This Week
The Arizona Diamondbacks have released updates on numerous injured players over the past few days. Here is the latest.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 3 of their past 4 and are suddenly closing the gap in the N.L. West as the Dodgers and Giants fall.
The Dbacks would like to get their injured players back from the D.L. for the stretch run and see if they can get to the playoffs.
Reliever Randall Delgado has been a key part of the bullpens success, and he could be taken off the D.L. later this week.
Delgado has missed the last 2 weeks with a sprained right ankle, and Dbacks manager Chip Hale says that as long as his ankle and arm feels fine, he could rejoin the team soon.
Delgado has been one of the most consistent relievers in the pen. He is 4-3 with a 2.79 ERA in 41 appearances. He has been at his finest lately allowing just 1 run in his last 13 2/3 innings.
Since being acquired from the Braves on June 20th infielder Phil Gosselin has not played in a game with the Dbacks with a broken thumb. He is scheduled to begin a rehab stint in the Arizona Rookie League tomorrow. He will make starts at 2B, 3B, and SS according to Hale.
Dbacks catcher Gerald Larid has played in 4 games for the Arizona Rookie League. He is 4-11 with an RBI. Larid has been on the D.L. since mid April with back surgery.
Meanwhile, Dbacks farm director Mike Bell told milb.com that no.1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson will be in the lineup for Class A HIllsboro and make his minor league debut Wednesday against Vancouver. Fox Sports reported yesterday that Swanson would be joining the team and would be in uniform.
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The Dbacks according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic have also provided an update on Evan Marshall.
In other news, Hale has decided that he will not push back Chase Anderson‘s Wednesday start and instead keep his rotation order the same moving forward. The orginial thought was to push back his start in order to break up left-handers Robbie Ray and Patrick Corbin. The Dbacks will likely use a spot starter at some point during a long 10 game roadtrip which begins on Friday in Atlanta against the Braves.