Injury update: Arizona Diamondbacks prepare for the Wild Card
By Trisha Garcia
As the regular season came to an end, the Arizona Diamondbacks had a few injuries that needed to be addressed before the Wild Card game on Wednesday
The Arizona Diamondbacks saw minor injuries to relief pitcher Jimmie Sherfy, outfielder David Peralta and infielder Ketel Marte as the regular season came to an end on Sunday.
The first announcement came on Jimmie Sherfy. On Sept. 30, he was experiencing tightness in his right triceps and leaving his return questionable for the Wild Card game.
Sherfy was one of the Diamondbacks highlights out of the bullpen and the news was less than ideal. But, according to reports, Sherfy felt fine playing catch on Sunday and will likely get in to a game at Salt River Fields before the Wild Card game.
Peralta left Saturday’s game with tightness in his neck and back. He sat out on Sunday as well.
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In good news, Peralta addressed the media on Monday morning and said that he felt much better and is preparing for the game on Wednesday.
The same can be said for Ketel Marte who left Sunday’s game after chasing down an infield hit. While the game was still going on, the report came back that Marte had some tightness in his left hamstring, but no serious injury.
He is also expected to be on the roster for Wednesday’s game.
Fans saw Jeff Mathis catch a few innings this weekend, he reported no bad feelings in his hand and should make the roster.
Meanwhile, Chris Owings will play five innings and get five at-bats at Salt River Fields on Monday. Owings will likely not be ready for the Wild Card game, but could be on the roster if the team advances.
The Diamondbacks also mentioned that outfielder Rey Fuentes was experiencing tightness in his back, but is otherwise fine.
Rosters are not due until Wednesday morning.
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