Corbin Carroll, an All-Star outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks, escaped suffering a catastrophic shoulder injury and was able to take his spot in the starting lineup for Friday night’s 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, who were playing in Arizona.
Carroll left Thursday’s game against the New York Mets in the seventh inning after suffering a shoulder injury on a swing and miss at the plate. The Mets won the game 9-0. On Friday, he was given an MRI examination, and the results were negative for any abnormalities.
Before Friday’s game, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo stated that the MRI revealed no abnormalities and that there was nothing that showed up on the scan. Everyone is interested in finding out what took occurred. I was told that the sensation he felt was comparable to a stinger in football, and he did report feeling something. That was something that frightened not only Corbin but all of us as well.
Corbin Carroll will be in the lineup tonight for the Diamondbacks, Torey Lovullo said.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) July 7, 2023
“It was a no-brainer to get him out at that time of the game and that situation to get him evaluated, and he’s in the lineup today,” said the coach. “It was a no-brainer.”
Carroll batted second, played center field, and went 2 for 5 with one run batted in while contributing to the team’s offensive production. He went on to relate how he felt throughout the swing in the seventh inning.
“I took a swing, and on the back swing, I felt a shift in my shoulder, and then a shocking, tingling sensation go down my arm, and my hand went numb,” Carroll said. “I don’t know what caused it, but it was very unpleasant.” “As I was holding it, I became concerned that it would fall out of its socket. We had very nearly given up hope that the season would continue.
Carroll had hurt his right shoulder for the second time in the previous week, on the seventh day. It was the same shoulder that required surgery back in the year 2021.
According to Lovullo, Carroll’s history of having issues with his right shoulder led to the 22-year-old standout recognizing there was a concern almost quickly.
“He has a surgically repaired shoulder, and when something isn’t exactly right I think he — because he feels and understands things — it throws him off,” Lovullo said. “He has a surgically repaired shoulder.”
In 83 games, Carroll has played, he has a batting average of.290, with 18 home runs, 46 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases. He is now in first place among candidates for Rookie of the Year in the National League and his name has been brought up in discussions for the Most Valuable Player award.
Carroll is excited about a number of upcoming events, including the All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday in Seattle, Carroll’s hometown.
A number of other roster adjustments were made by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, including the recall from Triple-A Reno of right-handed pitcher Justin Martinez and outfielder Dominic Canzone, the optioning of outfielder Dominic Fletcher to Reno, the placement of right-handed pitcher Drey Jameson on the 15-day injured list with an elbow injury, and the assignment designation of left-handed pitcher Konnor Pilkington.
Jameson, who came into Thursday’s game against the Mets and tossed three innings in relief, was the subject of Lovullo’s expressed worry, as the manager stated.
Q1. What position does Corbin Carroll play?
Abbreviated as CF, a center fielder is a defensive outfielder in baseball and softball who plays in the middle of the field between left and right. The center fielder is referred to as “8” in the defensive play recording system.
Q2. How much does Corbin Carroll get paid?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have committed to paying Corbin Carroll $13,875,000 each season over the course of an eight-year, $111,000,000 contract that includes a $5,000,000 signing bonus and $111,000,000 in guarantees.