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Shelby Miller (elbow) will receive a second opinion on his ailing right elbow from Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Miller went on the disabled list Monday with what the Diamondbacks are calling right elbow inflammation for now. However, manager Torey Lovullo wouldn't comment when asked if there was anything wrong with Miller's ligament, which could be an ominous sign. We should know more later this week. Archie Bradley is an option to take Miller's spot in the rotation, although the D'Backs are considering keeping him in the bullpen given his success there.
Apr 24 - 7:56 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Silvino Bracho from Triple-A Reno.

Bracho hadn't allowed an earned run and boasted a 12/1 K/BB ratio in his first 6 2/3 relief innings for Reno. He'll work in the middle of games.
Apr 24 - 5:34 PM

Diamondbacks placed RHP Shelby Miller on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

The injury that forced him from Sunday's start had been described as forearm tightness. That the D'Backs are saying it's merely inflammation would seem to be an encouraging sign, although they've yet to offer any more details. The club also hasn't said who will take Miller's spot in the rotation, but Archie Bradley is an obvious candidate.
Apr 24 - 5:32 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday.

It's Goldschmidt's first day off of the season. The D'Backs are going with Chris Herrmann in his place at first base.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Despite Goldy being out, the D'Backs are still a very appealing team target against Jhoulys Chacin. In 2016, Chacin was able to record over a K per inning pitched against RHBs, striking out 76 in 71.2 IP while allowing just five home runs. On the flip side, Chacin does not fare well against lefties - he allowed a 35.0% hard contact rate last year while struggling to miss bats, posting a weak 13.6 K%. In a limited 2017 sample, Chacin has allowed a .373 wOBA to LHs with a 35.1% hard contact rate. Jake Lamb and David Peralta are elite targets across the board.
Apr 24 - 5:22 PM

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.
Apr 23 - 9:16 PM

Shelby Miller was removed from Sunday's start against the Dodgers in the fifth inning due to tightness in his forearm.

The right-hander will be re-evaluated on Monday. While there has been no announcement regarding an estimate on how long he'll be sidelined, it's likely that Miller will miss at least his next start. Look for an update from the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Apr 23 - 7:42 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt whacked a two-run home run off Brandon McCarthy in the first inning to give the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead, but they would not score again in the contest. The dinger was his third of the young season. In addition, Goldy is slashing .257/.409/.457 in 70 at-bats. That average should start to normalize as the season progresses -- he has never finished with an average lower than .286 in a season in which he has received at least 500 at-bats.
Apr 23 - 7:35 PM

Jake Lamb went 3-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

The double was Lamb's fourth of the season. He is currently working on a seven-game hitting streak and is slashing a strong .315/.386/.562 with four homers and 18 RBI over the course of 73 at-bats.
Apr 23 - 7:31 PM

Randall Delgado surrendered three runs on four hits over three innings in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Delgado was forced into early action after Shelby Miller exited due to an injury following four-plus innings of work. Adrian Gonzalez notched an RBI double against the reliever in the fifth and Yasmani Grandal followed that up with a two-run home run to polish off the scoring on his line. Delgado has surrendered at least one run in five of eight appearances and holds an unsightly 8.03 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the young season.
Apr 23 - 7:22 PM

Shelby Miller was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Dodgers due to an undisclosed injury.

The right-hander received a visit from the team's trainer during the fifth inning where the decision was made to pull him. He had hurled four shutout innings entering the fifth before walking the first two hitters and giving up an RBI double to Corey Seager. Expect an update from the Diamondbacks on his status after the conclusion of Sunday's game.
Apr 23 - 6:22 PM

A.J. Pollock is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Chris Owings and Yasmany Tomas are also getting breathers, as the D'Backs have Jeremy Hazelbaker in center field, Nick Ahmed at shortstop and Daniel Descalso in left field.

Yasmany Tomas homered twice and drove in three runs as the Diamondbacks administered an 11-5 beatdown of the Dodgers on Saturday.

Tomas hit a pair of solo dongs off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, first in the first inning and later in the fifth. The homers gave Tomas four on the season, with 13 RBI to go with them. He's followed up a breakout 2016 season by hitting .295/.328/.607 through the season's first few weeks of action.
Apr 23 - 1:50 AM

David Peralta finished 4-for-5 with four doubles and three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Dodgers on Saturday.

Peralta had one double in 15 games coming into Saturday's contest. The good game raised his average 40 points, to .294. After his 2016 season was cut short due to injury, Peralta has two homers and two steals in the early portion of the schedule and will continue to be an important part of the Diamondbacks' offense in 2017.
Apr 23 - 1:45 AM

Chris Herrmann hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

Getting a start behind the dish, Herrmann launched a two-run blast off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda in the fourth inning. It was his first hit since April 8, a span of 15 at-bats. He'll continue to back up starter Chris Iannetta and find some at-bats at other spots in the field as a super utility type.
Apr 23 - 1:42 AM

Robbie Ray wasn't very good Saturday, allowing five runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings, but he still earned the win against the Dodgers.

Such is the nature of the win statistic, which awarded Ray for getting through five innings and being only slightly less bad than Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda on this day. Ray gave up a leadoff homer to Kike Hernandez among his nine hits allowed, and he also walked two while whiffing six. The win, deserving or otherwise, improved Ray to 2-0 on the year with a 3.42 ERA. He'll have a good shot at remaining undefeated when the D'backs face the Padres on Thursday.
Apr 23 - 1:34 AM


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