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Paul Goldschmidt placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand

Aug 2, 2014, 4:06 PM EST

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MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert reports that Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has a fractured left hand and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as a result. Goldschmidt suffered the injury when he was hit on the left hand by an Ernesto Frieri pitch in last night’s contest against the Pirates, having entered as a pinch-hitter on his night off.

Though the Diamondbacks are clearly out of contention in the NL West, losing Goldschmidt is clearly bad news for them. The 26-year-old finished as a runner-up in last season’s NL MVP balloting and was having another fantastic season, slashing¬†.300/.396/.542 with 19 home runs and 69 RBI. He’s the current National League leader in runs and doubles with 75 and 39, respectively.

The Diamondbacks recalled outfielder Alfredo Marte from Triple-A Reno to take Goldschmidt’s spot on the roster.

  1. psunick - Aug 2, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Look out, McCutchen

    • sabatimus - Aug 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      You’re right: Gibson WOULD be a jackass about this. He already has been.

      • gbrim - Aug 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM

        Maybe waiting for something to happen would make your complaint more reasonable.

    • ejheim62 - Aug 3, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      boy, you really did call that one. They hit Cutch in the 9th inning tonight

  2. thirdngoal - Aug 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Twelve hours ago the xrays were inconclusive, now he has broken bones?

    • pappageorgio - Aug 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM

      Two possibilities: 1- the swelling in the hand prevented very good x-rays. 2) Larussa wants the best possible pick to work with last year…..and there’s no reason to rush your premier player back from even a minor injury during this train wreck of a season.

  3. pappageorgio - Aug 2, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Since the only real race the DB are in is the race for the #1 pick……maybe this isn’t the worst thing.

    • yahmule - Aug 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

      Booooo.

  4. mlbfan8898 - Aug 2, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Stand by Cutch. It’s coming for your head.

    • sabatimus - Aug 2, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      Kirk is that you?

  5. vickspuppy - Aug 2, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Anytime one of Dirt Gibson’s goons gets HBP, it’s a good thing for baseball fans. Didn’t see Dirt high-fiving anyone after one of his guys got plunked, did you?

  6. tmc602014 - Aug 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Can’t he grit his way through it? 206 bones in the body, can’t get along with 205 for a while? Seriously, though, this is an excellent player who continues to excel, making one wonder just how good he would be on a better team. AZ is a middle of the pack offensive team, I wonder what his stats would be like with one of the top teams like Colorado, Toronto, LAAoA…

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