Phoenix, AZ, USA; Teammates tend to Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young as he lays on the ground after being injured making a catch in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field.Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
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about 1 year ago Update 1 comment
Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young got off to a good start this season.
Wait. Not a good start. A great start. In his first 11 games, Young batted .410 with five home runs. He was on a pace to obliterate not only his own personal bests, but also Babe Ruth's and Barry Bonds's.
Alas, in his 11th game Young slammed into a wall, hurt his shoulder, and hasn't played since.
In Young's absence, the Diamondbacks have won 10 games and lost 18 games. Since it's really hard to acquire a player as good as Chris Young in May (or June, or July), management must be thrilled with this news:
The Diamondbacks reinstated outfielder Chris Young Friday afternoon from the 15-day disabled list, and he is expected to join the team in Kansas City for tonight's game.
Also, the team optioned outfielder A.J. Pollock to Triple-A Reno.
Pollock's still a prospect, but didn't fare well during his stint with the big club. Gerardo Parra took over in center field while Young was out, and will resume his place -- once the Diamondbacks get through this round of interleague action -- as the club's fourth outfielder.
And Chris Young will resume his pursuit of Barry Bonds.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
Here's something that won't shock you to hear: Chris Young is on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Here's something that might shock you to hear: not that Chris Young. The other one, the one who hits fly balls and runs them down instead of allowing them by the boatload.
The Diamondbacks' Chris Young ran into the wall Tuesday night making a catch. The catch was successful, but Young stayed down on the ground, holding his shoulder. He was removed from the game and placed on the disabled list shortly thereafter, and now we have a full diagnosis of what's going on:
#Dbacks Chris Young has deep bruise in shoulder joint. Slight tear of ligament. Team will see if he's ready after 15 days.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) April 18, 2012
That slight ligament tear is scary, but it could be a lot scarier, and the fact that the Diamondbacks think Young might be available after the minimum amount of time is encouraging. This isn't a season-ender, based on what we know.
Problematic for the Diamondbacks is that Justin Upton is also currently banged up. Wednesday, Gerardo Parra started in left field, A.J. Pollock started in center field, and Jason Kubel started in right field. Wednesday, the Diamondbacks scored one run and lost.