Diamondbacks Injury/Roster Updates! Help is on the Way!
By Jake Oliver
I've already spoken about Nick Ahmed but what about Josh Rojas? Rojas is recovering from a Grade 2 Oblique strain that usually takes over a month to recover from. Rojas has been recovering well and surprisingly quickly. Already, he's taking minor batting practice and doing ground ball work at Salt River Fields. This is great news since it's only been a couple of weeks but don't expect Josh back anytime soon. He's a good 2-to 3 weeks away from making his return. The team wants him to be healthy and not be a repeat of Christian Walker from last year.
Jordan Luplow is quickly returning from his own oblique strain. It was only a Grade 1 strain while swinging the bat. He's now played in 5 defensive innings and taken 5 at-bats in an extended spring training game at Salt River Fields. He should be able to return by the end of next week if not sooner. He will provide a crucial RH bat versus lefties in the OF, though I'm not sure who he kicks down to Reno.
Luke Weaver is still without a timetable to return. He's shut down from throwing for at least another 5+ days after being diagnosed with a mild flexor pronator strain. It's an injury that can lead to more issues down the road if not taken care of now.
J.B. Bukauskas is still recovering from his Grade 2 Teres Major Strain. Already on the 60-day IL, he's begun a slow throwing program but can't return until close to the end of May at the earliest. Expect him to be pushing to return in early June.
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