db Bites: Ahmed to 60-Day IL; Webb Traded; and MadBum does not want a new ball.
Nick Ahmed to the 60-day IL
The D-Backs announced late yesterday night that Nick Ahmed would be on the disabled list for the next 60 days with a right shoulder inflammation diagnosis. Because Ahmed had been on the COVID-19 list for the previous three weeks, so he had not used up space on the 40-man roster. The shortstop expects to meet his orthopedic surgeon next week to analyze his treatment choices. If surgery is the only option, Ahmed will not return this season.
The extension, which the 32-year-old signed in February of 2020, extends his current deal with the team until 2023. However, as long as he continues to have shoulder issues, the Diamondbacks are unlikely to find a team interested in trading for him.
Geraldo Perdomo has been the primary shortstop for the Diamondbacks, while Ahmed has been out with an injury. Throughout 164 at-bats, the switch-hitter has compiled a batting line of.223/.337/.302.
Webb returns to the Braves.
On Sunday, the Diamondbacks designated Jacob Webb for assignment; on Tuesday, the pitcher got traded back to the Braves. The right-handed pitcher has made six appearances for Reno this season. In 5.1 innings thrown, he has struck out seven batters while allowing six earned runs on eight hits and three walks. Webb had an ERA of 10.13 and a WHIP of 2.063 on Triple-A Reno.
Webb has had 78 career appearances in the Major League Baseball since making his debut for the Braves in 2019. Atlanta drafted him in 2014. During this period, he has tossed 76.2 innings and has a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.3 with a WHIP of 1.304. His ERA is at 2.47.
MadBum: Get off my lawn! The pitcher does not want to return the milestone ball to Joey Votto.
Last night's starter, Madison Bumgarner, was visibly annoyed that the umpire required him to return the ball and give him a new one due to another milestone in the Reds' first baseman. It is unclear whether Bumgarner was aware of the milestone, as Bally Sports Ohio play-by-play voice John Sadak stated.
When he finally got his hands on the replacement ball, he signaled for time, tossed it toward the Diamondbacks' dugout, and requested another brand new ball.
Joey Votto became the 122nd player in MLB history to accumulate 800 extra-base hits when he doubled on Monday against the Diamondbacks.