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Lamb (shoulder) getting more opinions on MRI

Peralta reports good news after exiting Sunday's game
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PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb will have the MRI on his injured left shoulder read by noted orthopedic surgeon, James Andrews, and the D-backs third baseman will be examined on Tuesday in Los Angeles by another orthopedic surgeon, Neal ElAttrache.

Lamb injured the shoulder on Thursday while diving for a ball at Wrigley Field. Earlier this year, he injured the same shoulder diving for a popup. That first injury cost Lamb six weeks. This time around, though, the MRI did not show the injury to be as serious when examined by team physician Gary Waslewski.

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PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb will have the MRI on his injured left shoulder read by noted orthopedic surgeon, James Andrews, and the D-backs third baseman will be examined on Tuesday in Los Angeles by another orthopedic surgeon, Neal ElAttrache.

Lamb injured the shoulder on Thursday while diving for a ball at Wrigley Field. Earlier this year, he injured the same shoulder diving for a popup. That first injury cost Lamb six weeks. This time around, though, the MRI did not show the injury to be as serious when examined by team physician Gary Waslewski.

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Getting a couple of other opinions is not a sign that the team is concerned, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said.

"I know we want to get as much information as possible before we start to push forward, because it's a similar type of feeling that he had before," Lovullo said. "He dove and had the same thing pop up, and before we get going full speed ahead on him, we want to make sure that it's OK to do so again."

While the injury itself was upsetting, Lamb was encouraged by what he heard from Waslewski, as well as by how the shoulder feels.

"It was just frustrating doing it again, but it's just part of the game," Lamb said. "I've just got to get healthy as soon as possible. It's a lot better than the first time it happened, so that's a positive for sure. It's just a little tight."

Peralta feeling better
Left fielder David Peralta left Sunday's game in San Diego with tightness in the back of his right shoulder. On Monday, he said he was feeling better, and after taking some swings in the batting cage, he declared himself able to pinch-hit if needed.

"It's not a big deal," Peralta said. "I'm good. They did all the tests with my shoulder and my rotator and everything is strong. That's why I'm not worried about anything."

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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