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Marte expects to return to lineup Tuesday

D-backs shortstop not in lineup for finale due to tight hamstring
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PHOENIX -- Ketel Marte said the hamstring injury that caused him to leave Saturday's 2-1 win over the Giants in the sixth inning is not serious, and he hopes to play Tuesday when the D-backs open a three-game home series with the Dodgers.

Marte was replaced by Daniel Descalso on Saturday due to left hamstring tightness that he said began to bother him during Arizona's previous series against the Mets in New York.

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PHOENIX -- Ketel Marte said the hamstring injury that caused him to leave Saturday's 2-1 win over the Giants in the sixth inning is not serious, and he hopes to play Tuesday when the D-backs open a three-game home series with the Dodgers.

Marte was replaced by Daniel Descalso on Saturday due to left hamstring tightness that he said began to bother him during Arizona's previous series against the Mets in New York.

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"I feel good," Marte said before Sunday's game. "Got treatment last night and will be ready for Tuesday."

Adam Rosales started at shortstop for the D-backs on Sunday and batted seventh.

Marte went 0-for-1 with a walk Saturday.

"Marte's fine," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. "Well, I shouldn't say fine -- he's not in the game today. There was some discomfort in the left hamstring. He had some work done last night and he feels much better today. So the idea is to give him the day off, have him come in and do some functional testing tomorrow on the scheduled off-day and, if he feels good, we'll have him ready for Tuesday."

The D-backs could also welcome back shortstop Nick Ahmed on Tuesday. He was eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Ahmed is in the midst of a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno, and went 0-for-5 and played shortstop for eight innings in the Aces' 7-3 win in Las Vegas on Saturday. Prior to Saturday, he played four games with the AZL D-backs, Arizona's rookie affiliate.

"Nick's doing very well," Lovullo said Sunday. "I haven't had any communication with him; I'll let him sleep in and probably give him a call at some point before the game today. … Every time I've seen him, he's said he's felt good and that's always very encouraging."

Jarrid Denney is a reporter for MLB.com based in Phoenix.

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