Diamondbacks’ Injury Updates on Hernandez and Tomas


The latest on injured Arizona Diamondbacks is mostly good news thanks to the team’s first class training staff. 

 Arizona Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez was hit by a line drive off the bat of Andres Blanco in the left ankle in Wednesday’s game against the Phillies. He threw a few warmup pitches attempting to stay in the game, but the D’backs decided to take him out as a precaution. He allowed 2 hits in 1/3 of an inning.

The Diamondbacks’ official twitter account later reported that Hernandez suffered an ankle contusion. X-Rays were negative, and Hernandez thankfully avoided the D.L, and he appeared in last night’s game against the Braves.

With the bases loaded and two outs, D’backs manager Chip Hale elected to take starter Patrick Corbin out of the game. Hernandez quickly put out the fire striking out the only batter he faced, Joey Terdoslavich.

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Hernandez underwent Tommy John surgery last year after Dr. James Andrews confirmed that he had a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). Hernandez was activated off the 15-day D.L. on June 7th after the team’s 2-1 win over the Mets. He tossed a scoreless inning in his first appearance since September 29th, 2013, a 6-2 loss to the Mets.

Since returning to the team, Hernandez has been pretty good considering the severity of his injury. In 22 games, he is 0-2 with a very respectable 3.86 ERA, in 18.2 innings allowing 20 hits with a 19/6 K/BB ratio.

Diamondbacks’ right-fielder Yasmany Tomas got another day off to rest his injured right ankle. The training staff was concerned about his ability to run at 100% on Saturday. Hale has always taken the conservative route when it comes to his players’ health.

“He ran about 75 percent (on Friday),” Hale said speaking to Nick Piecoro of azcentral sports. “We can’t lose him. That’s a big ol’ calf there and we don’t want to lose him for a month or two, or the rest of the season. So it’s better to be on the conservative side.”

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