Rockies manager Bud Black indicated Sunday that Ian Desmond (hand) could see some playing time in the outfield when he returns.
Desmond was signed to a five-year, $70 million contract over the winter with the expectation that he'd start at first base, but with Mark Reynolds hitting well to begin the season, the Rockies may want to keep his bat in the lineup. Regardless of where he plays, fantasy owners are anxiously awaiting Desmond's return which appears to be on track for early May.
Shelby Miller (forearm) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.
The right-hander was lifted from Sunday's start in the fifth inning after experiencing tightness in his forearm. He admitted after the ballgame that it's the first time he's ever had an issue like this with his pitching arm and manager Torey Louvullo admitted that the team is very concerned. Expect an update on his status after the D'Backs get the results of that exam on Monday.
Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.
Bour's three-run blast off Craig Stammen in the sixth inning snapped a 3-3 tie and put the Marlins on their to the ultimate 7-3 victory. The home run was his third of the season. He is now working on a five-game hitting streak, but even with those recent hits, his .194/.282/.371 triple-slash is far from ideal.
Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Padres.
Stanton has been in the zone of late, having collected multiple hits in three of his last four games. Two of those three multi-hit showings were of the three-hit variety. In that same four-game space, Stanton has slugged four home runs. All of this scalding work has helped to boost his batting line to .300/.367/.614 to pair with seven home runs and 15 RBI across an even 70 at-bats.
Hunter Renfroe went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.
Renfroe connected for a two-run shot off Tom Koehler with nobody out in the fourth inning. The dinger was his fourth of the season and bumped his RBI total to eight. In addition, Renfroe is working to a .250/.269/.434 triple-slash over 76 at-bats.
Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Solarte hit an RBI single off Tom Koehler in the first inning, but was unable to come up with another hit for the duration of the contest. After hitting a respectable .286/.341/.467 in 2016, the 29-year-old second baseman is off to a .243/.325/.386 start through the first 70 at-bats of the current season.
Tom Koehler notched a quality start in Sunday's win over the Padres, surrendering three runs on six hits over six innings.
Koehler struck out seven and walked two on the afternoon. He allowed an RBI single to Yangervis Solarte in the first inning and a two-run homer to Hunter Renfrow in the fourth, finishing out having thrown 87 pitches (55 strikes). Through four starts, the veteran right-hander holds an unappealing 5.14 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. He will face off with the Pirates in a home start next time out as he attempts to drop that earned run mark under 5.00.
Luis Perdomo allowed three runs on four hits over five-plus innings in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.
Perdomo had not seen the mound since he was forced out of his regular-season debut due to shoulder inflammation. In his return on Sunday, the 23-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked three. He kept the Marlins off the scoreboard completely through the first five innings, but was unable to record an out in the sixth in what eventually developed into a six-run frame for Miami. Perdomo will try to truly get into the swing of things in a road start against the Giants next time he takes to the mound. In 35 appearances (20 starts) last season, he pitched to a 5.71 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 105/46 K/BB ratio over 146 2/3 innings.