Arizona Diamondbacks

D-backs to welcome fans for first time in home opener vs. Reds


Ace pitcher Zac Gallen has been injured, two-time Gold Glove shortstop Nick Ahmed was put on the injured list just two days before the season, among other injuries to relievers Tyler Clippard, Joakim Soria, Chris Devenski and outfielder Kole Calhoun.


Star center fielder Ketel Marte, who has had a fantastic start to the year at the plate, pulled up in pain while grabbing his hamstring during Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.


Marte was put on the 10-day injured list and will likely will get an MRI when the team returns home.


Good baseball teams have the depth to have the group that can fill in and hold down the fort and also allow some guys to emerge.


On the positive side for the D-backs, Calhoun, Gallen, Ahmed and Soria are all expected to return within weeks and maybe even days.


The Cincinnati Reds come into town with one of the hottest offenses in baseball to start the year and a 5-1 record.






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