Injuries & Moves: McCarthy recalled, Webb optioned

May 20th, 2022

Keep track of the D-backs’ injury and roster updates throughout the season.


May 20: OF Jake McCarthy recalled from the taxi squad; RHP Jacob Webb optioned to Triple-A Reno
McCarthy opened the year with the D-backs but was not getting consistent at-bats, so they elected to send the outfield prospect back to Reno where he could play every day. After hitting .120 in 28 plate appearances in the big leagues, McCarthy slashed .400/.505/.693 in 91 plate appearances for Reno. Webb did not appear in a game during his brief stretch with the D-backs. -- Steve Gilbert


Day to day

SS Nick Ahmed (undisclosed)
Expected return: TBD
Ahmed went on the IL for an undisclosed reason. Manager Torey Lovullo said the shortstop's right shoulder -- which kept him out of the lineup last Friday -- is "feeling fine" and has been managed well. -- Jake Rill (Last updated: May 16)

10-day and 15-day IL

RHP Keynan Middleton (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return:
Middleton went on the IL on May 17, when he was feeling "a little bit of discomfort," per manager Torey Lovullo, who called it "the wear and tear of going out and executing at the high level that he was." Lovullo doesn't believe the injury is serious and thinks the right-hander will be shut down for a short time to get treatment and get ahead of the injury. Middleton had a 3.86 ERA in six appearances in May. -- Jake Rill (Last updated: May 18)

RHP Luke Weaver (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return:
Weaver was scheduled to throw 30-35 pitches in a bullpen session -- the fourth of his rehab -- on May 18. Manager Torey Lovullo said the right-hander's bullpens have been "very encouraging" and that he is getting closer to facing hitters. Weaver was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 8, and further testing revealed a mild flexor pronator strain. -- Jake Rill (Last updated: May 18)

C Carson Kelly (left oblique strain)
Expected return: TBD
The D-backs placed Kelly on the IL on May 8, after testing revealed he had a Grade 1 left oblique strain. Kelly felt something in his left oblique area during batting practice on May 6 and was scratched from the lineup that night. He has been catching bullpen sessions and hitting balls off a tee, and he is preparing to start more "outdoor baseball activities," per manager Torey Lovullo. -- Jake Rill (Last updated: May 16)

60-day IL

RHP J.B. Bukauskas (teres major)
Expected return: TBD
Bukauskas has been throwing off flat ground and is getting close to his first bullpen session. The right-hander sustained a Grade 2 teres major strain during his first Spring Training outing and was placed on the 60-day IL. Manager Torey Lovullo said it was similar to the injury Taylor Clarke had last season, which sidelined Clarke for more than seven weeks. -- Jake Rill (Last updated: May 18)