(PHOENIX) — All Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday with a fractured left hand.
Goldschmidt was hit by an Ernesto Frieri pitch in the ninth inning of the team’s 9-4 loss Friday to the Pittsburgh Pirates. There’s no timetable for Goldschmidt’s return.
“You always want to get back as quickly as possible and play, but you need to be safe about it, too,” Goldschmidt said. “If it’s ready and they’re going to let me, yes, I want to play, play every day, as much as I can. I’ll work hard at the rehab, and if there’s a way to speed it up as much as I can while being smart about it, I’ll do anything that they’ll allow.”
In 109 games this season, Goldschmidt is hitting .300 with 19 home runs, 69 RBIs, 75 runs scored and a .396 on-base percentage.
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