Injuries & Moves: Gurriel misses third straight game (groin)
June 7: OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. out of lineup again
Gurriel was a late scratch Sunday, then he was out of the D-backs' lineup again Tuesday and Wednesday due to right groin tightness, missing three consecutive games. Gurriel is considered day to day and he tested the groin early Wednesday in batting practice.
"By the end of it, I think it felt really good," hitting coach Joe Mather said. "So I would imagine [his return is] sooner rather than later."
The D-backs are operating out of caution in hopes the issue does not become a lingering concern for Gurriel, who has emerged as one of their key hitters in his first season in the desert.
10-day and 15-day IL
LHP Joe Mantiply (strained right hamstring)
Expected return: Early to mid-June
Mantiply threw 25 pitches in a live batting practice session on May 30. He appeared in an Arizona Complex League game June 2 and was scheduled to throw an inning-plus in the ACL again Tuesday. Manager Torey Lovullo said Mantiply would likely embark on a rehab assignment soon. Mantiply started the regular season on the injured list due to left shoulder inflammation, then landed back on the IL on May 12 due to a strained right hamstring. (Last updated: June 6)
LHP Anthony Misiewicz (strained right calf)
Expected return: TBD
Misiewicz strained his calf while covering first base on a ground ball May 19 in Pittsburgh. He was scheduled to throw an inning-plus in the ACL on Tuesday, after which the team would determine what the next steps would be for the left-hander. (Last updated: June 6)
OF Kyle Lewis (illness)
Expected return: TBD
Lewis was placed on the 10-day IL with an undisclosed illness on April 8. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on May 23. The 27-year-old had a two-hit, three-RBI game on May 27, then followed it up with two home runs in six trips to the plate on May 28. After an off-day on May 29, Lewis continued his rehab assignment in the outfield on May 30. The team continues to be patient with his timetable.
“Hard to say,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “Just got to build up the stamina and strength. He feels good.” (Last updated: May 30)
C Carson Kelly (right distal ulna fracture)
Expected return: By mid-June
Kelly was hit by a pitch on his right forearm in the fourth inning of the D-backs' March 20 Spring Training game against the White Sox and suffered a fracture. He is on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno, which is expected to last at least the remainder of the week.
“Carson is trying to build stamina -- he just needs to play and get reps,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “He wants to get back here. But we can’t put it in the wrong order. We have to make sure he’s ready to go … the exact timing? I’m not sure. But it should happen pretty quick.” (Last updated: June 6)
RHP Cole Sulser (strained right teres major)
Expected return: June at the earliest
Sulser had some discomfort, so the team sent him for tests that showed a strained teres major, which will keep him out of action for "weeks," according to manager Torey Lovullo. Sulser had appeared in three games this year. (Last updated: April 7)
RHP Mark Melancon (right shoulder)
Expected return: All-Star break at the earliest
Melancon began a throwing program on May 22. He was diagnosed with a subscapularis strain, per manager Torey Lovullo, and will be out a matter of months. Melancon said there were a pair of tears, but surgery would not be required. (Last updated: March 22)
RHP Corbin Martin (right lat tendon tear)
Expected return: Likely to miss 2023 season
Martin, who threw a pitch in the fourth inning against the Brewers on March 15 and crumpled to the ground in pain, will require surgery and is doubtful to return this season, manager Torey Lovullo said on March 19.
“It’s going to be a long-term recovery,” said Lovullo, while adding that he didn’t know when Martin will undergo the procedure.
It’s the latest setback for Martin, who missed most of the 2019 season and all of ‘20, after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He’s also been on the injured list each of the last two seasons. (Last updated: March 19)