Diamondbacks right-hander Zac Gallen will make his first begin of the season on Tuesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com tweets. The Diamondbacks needed to open the 12 months with out Gallen, their No. 1 starter, because of a hairline fracture he suffered in his proper forearm roughly three weeks in the past. Gallen thrived with the Marlins and D-backs throughout his first two years within the majors, wherein he mixed for a 2.78 ERA and struck out 28.5 p.c of batters in 152 innings.
Right here’s extra concerning Arizona and a few different Nationwide League groups…
- The Mets’ Carlos Carrasco suffered a torn hamstring final month, however supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned Monday that the righty “is doing actually good proper now,” per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Carrasco is stretched out to throw 4 innings and can quickly report back to the Mets’ alternate website to start fielding work, based on DiComo. Nonetheless, there isn’t a precise timeline for the offseason acquisition’s Mets debut. It was reported when Carrasco went down that he would wish six to eight weeks to get better, so he may nonetheless be one other month-plus away.
- Righty Dinelson Lamet received’t rejoin the Padres’ rotation till he pitches no less than yet one more time at their alternate website, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets. Lamet has been delayed whereas working again from elbow points that introduced a untimely finish to a breakout 2020 effort wherein he put up a 2.09 ERA/3.16 SIERA in 69 innings and completed fourth in NL Cy Younger voting. The Padres have roared to an 8-3 begin with out Lamet, however he ought to make the World Sequence hopefuls much more formidable upon his return.
- The Diamondbacks positioned first baseman Christian Walker on the 10-day injured listing Monday with a proper indirect pressure and recalled infielder/outfielder Andrew Young to take his spot, per a crew announcement. Whether or not Walker will want greater than 10 days to get better isn’t recognized, however indirect issues typically result in prolonged absences. Earlier than occurring the IL, Walker amassed 44 plate appearances and hit .179/.250/.282 – a far cry from the .271/.333/.459 line he posted in 243 PA final 12 months.