On Tuesday, the deep Arizona Diamondbacks roster began to test that depth. Three players became unavailable because of injury. One player will go to the disabled list and two others will be unavailable at least for a game or two.
The first was Justin Upton. He was left out of the lineup because of his lingering thumb injury. Then Chris Young went down on an amazing catch in the outfield and had to leave the game.
After the game on Tuesday, manager Kirk Gibson addressed the injuries.
With regards to Young, he said that Young would have an MRI on the shoulder on Wednesday, but noted that Young "got crushed" out there by the wall and that Young "was very sore." He is listed as day-to-day. He will not play on Wednesday.
Upton had an MRI done on his thumb in the afternoon. "It shows nothing," said Gibson about what they found. "He's got kind of a bone bruise in there, but he jammed his thumb."
He had some fluid drained from the joint, and Gibson described him day-to-day as he did Young, but said that
The third injury that happened was during batting practice, when infielder Geoff Blum "pulled a side muscle," as Gibson described. Unfortunately, Blum will go on the disabled list and the team will call up AAA outfielder A.J. Pollock to replace him on the roster.
Whether Pollock plays right away is yet to be seen. If not, expect to see an outfield of Willie Bloomquist in left, Gerardo Parra in center and Jason Kubel in right.
Arizona will play on Wednesday, a day game starting at 12:40 PM, with a short bench as neither Upton nor Young will be available, leaving only Pollock, Lyle Overbay and Henry Blanco as the only bats off the bench.