Time for the Diamondbacks Injured List Update, & other updates
By Jake Oliver
The Diamondbacks Injured List is a long one, here’s the update on the IL
The Diamondbacks have suffered a huge amount of injuries this year. It’s more than any other year I can remember. Some of that can partially be blamed upon the large expansion of games from 60 to 162 this year with a small off-season. At least, I think so. I am unsure that the team or MLB would actually confirm that.
Plus, the fact that most of these injuries occurred in the early part of the season makes me curious as to how the players were conditioning and training in Spring Training and early season. Nonetheless, what’s happened has happened.
Here are the Players currently on the IL:
Merrill Kelly: He’s currently on the Covid-19 IL after testing positive and suffering symptoms. He should be back soon as he is out of the isolated protocol today, August 24th, 2021. He might need a rehab start just to get fully stretched out. However, I’d bet he is back before end of August.
Kole Calhoun: Kole suffered a left-hamstring strain back on August 11th. It’s been a hamstring-injury type season for Kole unfortunately. The Dbacks are sure to be cautious with him. Kole is beginning to run outside and perform outfield drills. We are still a few weeks away from seeing him back.
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Luke Weaver: Luke is still recovering from a subscapularis strain in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder. He originally went on the IL back on May 17th, one day after his last start May 16th. Last Friday was Weaver’s most recent rehab IL start in Reno. He went 4.1 innings before departing the game. All points were showing that Weaver was about to come back to the MLB. Then, he got exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid. He’s now on the 7-Day Covid-IL for exposure where he will be tested. Once that period is over, he should back to the MLB rather soon.
Chris Devenski: Chris underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this year. He is out until the middle of 2022 at the earliest. That’s assuming that Devenski is re-signed by the Dbacks. I hope he is, but I doubt it. He’s on the 60-Day IL until end-of-season.
In Case you missed it:
Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2021 first round pick got his first career professional baseball hit the other day. Congrats to Jordan Lawler on the first of what I hope to be thousands!
Humberto Mejia made his Dbacks debut Monday against the Pirates. He got a hit, and pitched really well. Of course, he also 7 K’s in only 5+ innings of work. That’s not bad , in fact that’s 4th highest in team history according to this great twitter account!
Daulton Varsho has been putting on a VarSHOW this season. He’s got an .800 OPS , 26 walks to only 40 K’s, 9 doubles, and 8 HRs in only 62 games. I can’t wait to see how great he does over an entire season!
Also, Congratulations to Nick Ahmed who is now the all-time leader in games played at SS for the Arizona Diamondbacks! That’s awesome and very exciting! It’s been amazing to watch play for the Snakes.
May the Force be with You…