McCarthy (oblique) replaced by Peterson on NLWC roster

October 3rd, 2023

MILWAUKEE -- The D-backs made a last-minute injury substitution to their roster for the National League Wild Card Series, replacing outfielder with third baseman .

McCarthy suffered a right oblique strain while taking batting practice and Dr. Gary Green, Major League Baseball’s medical director, confirmed the injury after communicating with the evaluating physician.

While McCarthy wasn’t expected to start in the outfield, the D-backs had hoped to utilize his tremendous speed on the bases as a pinch-runner or late-inning defensive replacement.

Peterson was acquired by the D-backs from Oakland at the Trade Deadline, but hit just .183 over 106 plate appearances with Arizona.