The Arizona Diamondbacks season has been nothing but an injury filled disaster. Over the Offseason, GM Kevin Towers set up a roster that was suppose to be a sleeper pick to dethrone the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. With the payroll up to the highest its ever been in team history at 112.68 million good enough for 11th highest in the league the Diamondbacks made it clear that they felt they could go for it all this season. Then the injuries happened; before the team made its trip to Australia the opening day starter Patrick Corbin received the news that he had torn his UCL and needed Tommy John surgery and was out for the season. Then just a few months later the team found out that set up man David Hernandez also needed Tommy John, then come AJ Pollock who looked to be playing himself to the all star game breaks his hand; he has yet to return, then youngster Chris Owings who has been out for a month with a shoulder injury and lastly iron man Bronson Arroyo is now needing season ending surgery. Just add another name to that long list as Paul Goldschmidt has a fractured hand and has been placed on the DL possibly out for the entire season.
The MVP candidate is making his first trip to the DL in his brief career, Paul is hitting 19 homers along with 69 RBIs and hitting an even .300. with just under 2 months left of the season and the Diamondbacks among the worst teams in the leagues. With that being said, you cannot rule out that the D’backs are going to be extra careful with their franchise player and rest him until spring training this coming March. With Arizona only 4.5 games up on the Texas Rangers for the worst team in the league you can bet this gives the snakes a good shot at that #1 overall pick in this years up coming draft.
The team has already made the corresponding move and have called up OF Alfredo Marte and it is expected that super utility man Jordan Pacheco will see the most time playing first baseman until Paul comes back. The season is already lost and some would argue that if this was going to happen it couldn’t have happened at a better time, however no body in Arizona and maybe even in baseball looks at it that way as one of the games top young stars has fallen down.