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Nick Ahmed | Shortstop | #13

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Diamondbacks activated SS Nick Ahmed from the 60-day disabled list.
He's got his 40-man roster spot back. Ahmed had hip surgery in August but is hoping to be 100 percent heading into spring training. Fri, Nov 4, 2016 08:45:00 AM

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Diamondbacks transferred SS Nick Ahmed from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for the return of Rubby De La Rosa. Ahmed is out for the season following hip surgery.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Nick Ahmed will undergo season-ending hip surgery next week.

His surgery will be performed by Dr. Marc Philippon in Vail, Colorado. The 26-year-old will close out his 2016 season with a .218 average over 284 at-bats. With Ahmed done for the year, shortstop duties will be split between Chris Owings and Jean Segura.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 08:50:00 PM

A second opinion on Nick Ahmed's injured right hip confirmed the initial diagnosis.

That initial diagnosis was a hip impingement. Ahmed traveled to New York on Tuesday for a visit with a specialist and is expected to receive a cortisone injection to help expedite the recovery process. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 23 and probably won't be ready until sometime in late August.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Nick Ahmed (hip) is scheduled to visit a specialist in New York early next week.

The hope is that he will have a rehab plan coming out of that exam. Ahmed was placed on the disabled list July 23 with a right hip impingement and currently has no timetable for activation. Chris Owings has been the primary fill-in at shortstop for Arizona.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 02:02:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed INF Nick Ahmed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip impingement.

Ahmed may have been expendable anyways with Chris Owings returning from the disabled list. He was hitting just .218/.265/.299 with a 58/15 K/BB ratio in 284 at-bats with the Diamondbacks before suffering the hip injury.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated INF Nick Ahmed from the paternity leave list.

Ahmed has been away from the team since Friday night. Peter O’Brien was sent down to Triple-A Reno to clear a spot on the active roster.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed INF Nick Ahmed on the paternity leave list.

Ahmed left during Friday night's game to be with his wife for the birth of their child. He'll be away from the club for a couple of days. The D'Backs have not yet announced a corresponding roster move.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 08:04:00 AM

Nick Ahmed is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Zach Eflin. Jean Segura will start at shortstop while Phil Gosselin will play second base.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 01:03:00 PM

Nick Ahmed (hip) is out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup again Friday.

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that Ahmed is dealing with "hip issues," but he's expected to return on Saturday. Jean Segura will play shortstop while Phil Gosselin will start at second base.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Nick Ahmed went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and two runs scored against the Marlins on Friday.

The triple, his first of the year, was misplayed by Marcell Ozuna in center and really should have been ruled a double and an error. Still, it was a nice night for the light-hitting shortstop. He entered the game at .207/.264/.299 on the season.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 01:04:00 AM

Nick Ahmed (head) is in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Ahmed took a pitch off his chin on Tuesday night but came away with nothing more than some minor cuts. He is batting leadoff Wednesday versus lefty Jeff Locke.
Wed, May 25, 2016 03:47:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said late Tuesday that Nick Ahmed seems fine.

Ahmed was grazed on the chin by an Arquimedes Caminero pitch on Tuesday night, an inning after Caminero struck Jean Segura on the side of the batting helmet. Segura is being treated for a concussion at a hospital in Pittsburgh, but Ahmed apparently escaped anything serious. He does have some minor cuts on his chin.
Tue, May 24, 2016 10:51:00 PM

Nick Ahmed left Tuesday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his face.

Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero caught Ahmed in the chin, an inning after striking Jean Segura in the side of the batting helmet. The pitches didn't look intentional -- just incredibly wild -- but Caminero was ejected anyway and both benches were warned. Ahmed will presumably be tested for both facial fractures and a concussion. He was able to walk off the field under his own power.
Tue, May 24, 2016 10:15:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale on Thursday gave an endorsement of Nick Ahmed as the club's starting shortstop.

Moving Jean Segura to shortstop and sticking Brandon Drury at second base on a regular basis is an option for Arizona but not one they're considering at the moment. Ahmed is hitting an ugly .176/.244/.286 on the season, but he remains a terrific defensive player and the D'Backs aren't ready to pull the plug on him yet. "He really had some good at-bats in Colorado," Hale said of Ahmed. "He had some key hits (Wednesday), he hit the first ball well today … He’s our shortstop and that’s the way it’s going to be."
Fri, May 13, 2016 09:00:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3Chris Iannetta
4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Phil Gosselin
3Domingo Leyba
4Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
4Dawel Lugo
5Jack Reinheimer
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Gregor Blanco
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Oswaldo Arcia
3Reymond Fuentes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Archie Bradley
5Shelby Miller
6Patrick Corbin
7Braden Shipley
8Anthony Banda
9Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8Rubby De La Rosa
9Zack Godley
10Jimmie Sherfy
11Tyler Jones
12Keyvius Sampson
13JJ Hoover