Monday, December 11, 2017
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D'backs rule Goldschmidt out for year

PHOENIX — Diamondbacks star 1B Paul Goldschmidt is going to miss the rest of the season because of a broken left hand.

Manager Kirk Gibson announced the news Sunday, two days after Goldschmidt was hit by a pitch from Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri.

Gibson put Goldschmidt's rehabilitation timetable at eight weeks, with the season ending in late September. No surgery is expected.

Goldschmidt hit .300 with a .396 on-base percentage and a .542 slugging percentage this season. A two-time All-Star, his 4.2 Wins Above Replacement led all major-league first basemen.

Goldschmidt turns 27 next month.

The Diamondbacks used Mark Trumbo at first base Sunday and will rotate players at the position over the rest of the season.

"A little bit of a trial and error to see how it works," Gibson said. "It's going to be hard to replace Goldy over there with what he brought us with his consistency."

ANGELS: LH reliever Joe Thatcher went on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

BREWERS: RH Matt Garza strained his left oblique and left his start after the sixth inning. The former Ray will be examined to determine its severity.

PIRATES: INF Jayson Nix signed a one-year deal to provide infield depth.

RANGERS: 1B/OF Mike Carp was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox.

TWINS: OF Jordan Schafer was claimed off waivers from the Braves.

YANKEES: RHP Michael Pineda, on the disabled since May 6 with shoulder trouble, said he was pain-free after his first rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Pineda threw 58 pitches in 31/3 innings and topped out at 94 mph.

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