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Injuries & Moves: Ahmed, Luplow updates

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Keep track of the D-backs’ injury updates throughout the season.

RHP Zac Gallen (cut on right thumb)
Expected return: April 16
Gallen suffered a small cut on his right thumb when he caught it on an electrical box at his home. He was originally scheduled to make his first start of the season on April 12, but the D-backs wanted to give him a few extra days just to be sure. Gallen, however, said he felt good enough to pitch, but understands the team’s decision. – Steve Gilbert (Last updated: April 12)

10-DAY AND 15-DAY INJURED LIST

SS Nick Ahmed (right shoulder soreness)
Expected return: TBD
Ahmed had eight at-bats in an extended spring game on April 14 and played shortstop. He got a second opinion on his right shoulder on March 29 and received a pair of cortisone injections. He has been dealing with soreness in his right shoulder, the same injury that hampered him throughout the 2021 season and caused him to miss the final two weeks. A platelet-rich plasma injection as well as a cortisone injection in the offseason did not alleviate Ahmed’s symptoms. — Steve Gilbert (Last updated: April 15)

OF Jordan Luplow (right oblique strain)
Expected return: TBD
Luplow suffered a Grade 1 strain while swinging in a March 28 Spring Training game against the Dodgers. Luplow has begun to do some baseball activity, manager Torey Lovullo said, and he was expected to play in an extended spring game on April 15. — Steve Gilbert (Last updated: April 15)

RHP Luke Weaver (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return:
TBD
Weaver was placed on the 10-day injured list — retroactive to April 8 — with right elbow inflammation. Further testing revealed a mild flexor pronator strain and he will be shut down for at least the next 10 days before resuming any type of throwing. — Steve Gilbert (Last updated: April 12)

3B Josh Rojas (right oblique strain)
Expected return:
Will miss at least first few weeks of regular season
Rojas had tweaked his oblique a bit, but he thought it was something that he could play through. On March 31, he swung at a pitch down and away and injured the oblique more severely. An MRI was taken April 1 that showed a Grade 2 strain. — Steve Gilbert (Last updated: April 3)

RHP J.B. Bukauskas (teres major)
Expected return: At least seven weeks
Bukauskas suffered a Grade 2 teres major strain during his first Spring Training outing and was placed on the 60-day IL. Manager Torey Lovullo said it was similar to the injury Taylor Clarke had last season, which sidelined him for over seven weeks. — Steve Gilbert (Last updated: March 24)

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