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Diamondbacks’ Eduardo Rodriguez: Dealing with lat tightness

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Eduardo Rodriguez

Arizona Diamondbacks • #57 • SP

  • Rodriguez exited Tuesday’s Cactus League game against the Cubs due to left lat tightness.Rodriguez seemed to be wincing on the mound while warming up ahead of the second inning, and the nature of his injury is now known. The D-backs didn’t specify how severe Rodriguez’s injury is, but the 30-year-old lefty will presumably sit out the Diamondbacks’ next several games to recover.
  • Diamondbacks’ Eduardo Rodriguez: Exits game early Rodriguez was removed from Tuesday’s spring game against the Cubs with a potential injury, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports.After getting through the first inning of Tuesday’s contest, Rodriguez seemed to experience some discomfort while warming up before the second frame. It’s unclear what exactly was bothering Rodriguez, but the D-backs will take a closer look at him and should provide details in the near future.
  • Diamondbacks’ Randal Grichuk: Opening Day status uncertain Manager Torey Lovullo said Tuesday that Grichuk (ankle) is “still progressing,” but the team is unsure if Grichuk will be ready to go by Opening Day, Alex Weiner of reports.Grichuk has been forced to sit out of Cactus League action after undergoing a procedure to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. He resumed taking live batting practice March 8, but Grichuk has yet to make any significant strides toward returning since then. There is still time for Grichuk to get healthy and play in one of Arizona’s final spring training games, but it’s also possible Grichuk begins the year on the IL and plays a few minor-league rehab games before making his season debut.
  • Diamondbacks’ Geraldo Perdomo: Returns to spring lineup Perdomo (knee) is in the Diamondbacks’ lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Cubs.Perdomo injured his knee on a slide during a Cactus League game last week, but a long-term absence was never likely for the 24-year-old. Perdomo is just 4-for-25 through 10 spring games, but he remains the favorite to start at shortstop for the D-backs on Opening Day.
  • Diamondbacks’ Kyle Nelson: Returns to action Rotowire  Nelson (groin) allowed one walk over a scoreless and hitless inning in Monday’s spring game against Oakland.Nelson was held back for eight days while dealing with a groin injury, but manager Torey Lovullo never deemed the injury serious enough to impact the pitcher’s availability for Opening Day. Nelson is expected to fill a middle-relief role for the Diamondbacks, as he’s done each of the last two seasons