Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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D'backs ace may be out for season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin has a partially torn ligament in his left elbow that may require season-ending surgery.

Corbin said Sunday said he has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and is getting a second opinion with noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews before deciding whether to try to rehab the injury or have surgery.

"This is all new to me," he said. "I've never been hurt before, so I'm just trying to get through it."

Corbin had been designated the team's opening day starter against the Dodgers in Australia but left Saturday's game against the Indians in the seventh inning with forearm stiffness.

He was 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and made the All-Star team as a rookie last season.

"It's a big blow to the individual that he's going through this," manager Kirk Gibson said. "As a team, we've all prepared for him to be a part of it. … We didn't see anything coming."

Gibson said left-hander Wade Miley will start Saturday's opener.

Corbin said he had felt minor tightness in the arm, but the condition grew more serious with his final three pitches Saturday.

"It felt like a small little shock in there. Nothing popped in there, just a different feel I wasn't used to, just really uncomfortable."

Corbin, 24, who barely made the 2013 opening day roster, had a sensational start to last season, opening 9-0 and making the All-Star team.

ANGELS: Outfielder Josh Hamilton, coming back from a left calf strain, is set to make his spring debut today, and he said he expects to be ready for opening day.

BRAVES: First baseman Freddie Freeman left in the third inning of the game against the Yankees with a bruised left thumb after taking a hard-hit ball off the hand. He said his removal was precautionary.

MARLINS: Shortstop Rafael Furcal was set to meet with a team doctor a day after leaving a game with tightness in his left hamstring.

METS: Left-hander Jon Niese was pulled in the second inning after aggravating a hyperextended elbow that he suffered 10 days earlier. An MRI exam is scheduled for today.

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