OK, the past couple of days have been hazardous for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielders. If you missed it, Chris Young had to leave Tuesday’s game against Pittsburgh after running into the wall to make a catch in the fourth inning; and Justin Upton had his right thumb examined and drained of fluid, an injury that he suffered nearly two weeks ago.
However, none of that has outfielder AJ Pollock headed to the D-backs from Reno. Instead, that would be Geoff Blum, who has also been injured and was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday.
But before you write Adam Eaton (2010 Osprey) his plane ticket to Phoenix, keep in mind that both CY and Upton are listed as day-to-day, and the belief is that, at the moment, neither are quite headed to the DL, albeit Upton is still 50-50. However, that could change on Wednesday.
So why Eaton? Honestly, because he has become one of Gibby’s guys – someone in the minors who has proven himself to be a worthy candidate. Eaton stuck around until late March in Major League camp as a non-roster player, and despite not having the kind of numbers he posted last spring, still left an impression with the D-backs manager. Oh, and after a three-hit game on Monday, look who’s back hitting .300 with an on-base of .451? Yeah … OUR Eaton.
So keep your ears to the ground … that train may be ready to pull out after all and head down the tracks. Details will be released when it does …