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Paul Goldschmidt | First Baseman | #44

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 8 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Tony La Russa and the Diamondbacks have officially parted ways.
The writing was on the wall last winter when the Diamondbacks restructured their front office and demoted La Russa from chief baseball officer to "chief baseball analyst and advisor." He had a nearly four-year run in Arizona, after spending over three decades as a manager of the White Sox (1979-1986), Athletics (1986-1995), and Cardinals (1996-2011). "I am grateful to everyone in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization for the opportunity to complete my baseball education," La Russa said in a statement Wednesday. Oct 18 - 2:49 PM

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Paul Goldschmidt slugged a two-run homer and drew a walk in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt got the D'Backs off on the right foot when he followed an A.J. Pollock walk with a bomb in the top of the first inning off of Rich Hill. The Dodgers took back the lead what turned out to be for good in the fourth, however. The longball is the lone hit Goldy has in the first two games of the series.
Oct 8 - 8:29 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in the first inning of an 11-8 victory over the Rockies in the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday.

Goldschmidt's homer was a big one; the three-run blast with no outs in the first inning put Arizona out ahead 3-0 in the loser-heads-home tilt. Colorado managed to climb back, but the Diamondbacks kept on blasting away against the Rockies' pitching staff. Goldschmidt struggled down the stretch in the regular season, but he's long been one of the best hitters in baseball and he showed as much in the biggest game at Chase Field in quite some time. He'll bring his talents to Dodger Stadium for the beginning of the best-of-five NLDS on Friday.
Oct 5 - 12:10 AM

Paul Goldschmidt is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday.

The D'Backs are sending out the equivalent of a split-squad spring training lineup against Johnny Cueto and the Giants on Monday, one day after they clinched the top National League Wild Card spot. Christian Walker is filling in for Goldy at first base.
Sep 25 - 6:14 PM

Paul Goldschmidt had just one hit across three at-bats Saturday against Miami, but the hit was good for a three-run homer to tie a new career high.

Goldschmidt's 36 homers matches his output from the 2013 season. He has seven games remaining to set a new single-season best, including three games next week against San Francisco. He has five homers and 15 RBI against the Giants, tied for most against any opponent this season.
Sep 24 - 12:42 AM

Paul Goldschmidt belted his 35th home run on Saturday in San Francisco, his only hit across four at-bats.

Goldschmidt has hit safely in four straight games, and he has six RBI over his past eight outings since returning from an elbow ailment. He is up to 115 RBI, second-best in the majors behind Colorado's Nolan Arenado (125).
Sep 17 - 1:17 AM

Paul Goldschmidt slugged his 34th home run on Sunday as the Diamondbacks topped the Padres.

His solo shot off of Luis Perdomo gave the D'Backs a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. He has shown no ill-effects from the elbow injury that sidelined him for five games earlier in the week. With his 1-for-4 effort on Sunday, the MVP candidate is slashing .312/.421/.596 with 34 long balls and 111 RBI.
Sep 10 - 9:24 PM

Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) is back in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Saturday.

Goldschmidt will start at first base and bat cleanup versus Padres right-hander Jhoulys Chacin after missing several games with a sore right elbow. An MRI taken earlier this week showed only mild inflammation.
Sep 9 - 5:35 PM

Diamondbacks' manager Torey Luvullo said Friday that depending how batting practice goes, Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) could be available to pinch-hit.

Goldschmidt is missing is fifth straight start due to soreness in his right elbow, but he is improving and getting closer to a return. Expect to see him return to the lineup before the end of the weekend.
Sep 8 - 6:49 PM

Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) remained out of the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday.

It's the fifth straight game he's missed due to soreness in his right elbow. An MRI on the elbow came back clean, but the Diamondbacks obviously don't want to risk rushing Goldschmidt back. Daniel Descalso is at first base.
Sep 8 - 6:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt has now sat in three consecutive games due to a sore right elbow. He should be able to return to action in relatively short order, as an MRI on his bum wing showed no structural damage -- just a little inflammation. Daniel Descalso will play first base in his place on Wednesday and is hitting fifth. The Diamondbacks have a natural off-day on Thursday before they start up a three-game weekend set against the Padres. Goldschmidt may well be ready to roll by the time that series starts.
Sep 6 - 7:10 PM

An MRI on Paul Goldschmidt's sore right elbow showed no structural damage.

Goldschmidt has some inflammation in the elbow, but that's more of a day-to-day issue than a season-threatening one. He could even be ready to start on Wednesday. Daniel Descalso is covering first base and batting sixth Tuesday against Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Sep 5 - 7:10 PM

Paul Goldschmidt (elbow) remains out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Goldschmidt was sent back to Phoenix on Monday to undergo an MRI on his sore right elbow. The results of that exam are not yet available. Daniel Descalso will play first base and bat sixth Tuesday versus Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Sep 5 - 6:07 PM

Paul Goldschmidt has been sent back to Phoenix to undergo an MRI on his right elbow.

Goldschmidt is missing his second straight start Monday and now we know why. The good news is the first baseman tried to talk his way into Monday's lineup and his discomfort is reportedly minimal after he received treatment. It's unclear when the Diamondbacks expect to have the results of Goldy's MRI.
Sep 4 - 6:26 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday for the second straight game.

There is no known injury for Goldschmidt, but it's certainly abnormal to see him sitting out two days in a row. Adam Rosales is getting a start at first base. The D'Backs are shooting for their 11th win in a row Monday.
Sep 4 - 4:59 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
4John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
2B1Brandon Drury
2Adam Rosales
3Daniel Descalso
4Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Chris Owings
2Ketel Marte
3Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
3Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Archie Bradley
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5T.J. McFarland
6Jorge De La Rosa
7Jake Barrett
8Randall Delgado
9Jimmie Sherfy
10Silvino Bracho
11JJ Hoover
12Braden Shipley
13Anthony Banda