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Paul Goldschmidt likely out for the rest of the season

Aug 3, 2014, 5:40 PM EST

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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt suffered a broken left hand when he was hit by a fastball from Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri on Friday night.

As Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports, Goldschmidt has a non-displaced fracture. The first baseman won’t undergo surgery to insert any plates or screws. D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson said of the recovery timetable, “Realistically, it’s eight weeks. So he’s done.”

The Diamondbacks entered play Sunday at 48-63, the third-worst record in the National League. Not much else can go wrong for them.

  1. frank433 - Aug 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    He’s gritty. Just rub some dirt on it and tell him to get back out there.

    • [citation needed] fka COPO - Aug 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      I broke my leg once. Daddy poured ‘tussin on it. “Come on boy, let that ‘tussin get in the bone!”
      -Chris Rock

  2. miguelcairo - Aug 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Damn. This is too bad.

  3. goawaydog - Aug 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Tim Lincecum sends his condolences.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Aug 3, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    If I understand the unwritten rules correctly, that means one of the Diamondbacks has to put one of the Pirates in the morgue tonight.

    Should be an exciting game.

    • drewzducks - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      I thought that was “the Chicago way”?

  5. 4d3fect - Aug 3, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Don’t sugarcoat it, Coach. Give it to me straight.

  6. 13arod - Aug 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    frank433 so u want ur star player to play through a fractured hand when the team had one if worst records in baseball and are not going any were makes perfect sense dummy

    • bfunk1978 - Aug 3, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      It was sarcasm. Dummy.

      • frank433 - Aug 3, 2014 at 6:56 PM

        It’s the internet, I’m a tough guy, not sarcastic. Plus, I’m a Tigers fan.

    • tfbuckfutter - Aug 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM

      I WANT HIM TO PLAY UNTIL HE’S DEAD! THEN I WANT HIM TO TAKE ONE MORE AT BAT BECAUSE DO YOU KNOW HOW SMALL THE STRIKE ZONE IS OF SOMEONE LAYING DOWN DEAD?!

      WE’RE TRYING TO WIN BALL GAMES HERE NOT HEALTHIEST MAN OF THE YEAR BEAUTY PAGEANTS!

      • chitownbullet - Aug 3, 2014 at 8:32 PM

        Is there something wrong with your CAP LOCK button? Possibly you could go on tour as one of the worst comics alive, or dead for that matter. How do you manage to type so frantically with your mouth full? Oh wait that’s frantically panic with your mouthful, sorry. Just relax, swallow, and take a deep breath, you’ll be fine.

      • chiadam - Aug 3, 2014 at 8:44 PM

        Great Moments in Missing the Joke, brought to you by chitownbullet.

      • indaburg - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:00 PM

        Caps lock. Comment thread just got real.

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:28 PM

        My Caps Lock key works just fine.

        I WAS YELLING!

  7. dsaverno - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    If I remember correctly, based on the beanball wars of aught seven and eight, this means that Pirate brethren , between the ages of 18 and 23, must sacrifice their left hands to the god of the d-backs, one Optimus gibsonian. If I’m wrong, please correct me.

    • tigersfandan - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:23 PM

      You’re wrong. Right hands, not left hands.

  8. mlbfan8898 - Aug 3, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    13arod must be German. He doesn’t get humor.

  9. yahmule - Aug 4, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    I hate this season.

  10. mungman69 - Aug 4, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Hey, I’m German and I don’t get it.

  11. cincinata - Aug 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Too bad for the Diamonds. They seem to have been doing better on the staff with young arms throwing. This will mean the end for them.

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