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D-backs’ Ketel Marte leaves game with left hamstring tightness

Aug 26, 2017, 6:58 PM | Updated: 7:01 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte watches the flight of his fly ball hit the fence against the Atla...
Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte watches the flight of his fly ball hit the fence against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Ketel Marte exited the game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night with left hamstring tightness.

Marte flied out to right field in the bottom of the fifth but was replaced in the field at the beginning of the sixth inning.

Marte, traded this past offseason with Taijuan Walker from the Seattle Mariners, has played 44 games for the D-backs this season after starting the year in Triple-A Reno. He’s hit .258 for Arizona with four home runs and 14 RBI.

D-backs infielders Nick Ahmed and Chris Owings are already on the disabled list, so the middle infield situation in Arizona would only get thinner if Marte misses any time. However, manager Torey Lovullo said before the game Saturday that he’s optimistic Ahmed will return soon.

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San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner, right, pauses on the mound with a new baseball after giving up a home run against Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock, left, during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner, right, pauses on the mound with a new baseball after giving up a home run against Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock, left, during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock (11) connects for a home run as San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey, left, reaches out with his glove during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) San Francisco Giants' Jarrett Parker, left, celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with hitting coach Hensley Meulens, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez, right, looks up and points to the sky after hitting a home run as San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey, left, pauses at home plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Fernando Rodney celebrates a strikeout for the final out of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Fernando Rodney follows through on a pitch that was a strike three, for the final out against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez, left, Adam Rosales, middle, and A.J. Pollock, right, celebrate a win over the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Adam Rosales reacts after being called out on strikes against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock (11) beats the throw at first base to San Francisco Giants' Ryder Jones to break up a double play-attempt during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) San Francisco Giants' Jarrett Parker watches the flight of his triple against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner, right, argues with umpire Jerry Meals, left, after being called out on strikes during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock makes a catch on a line drive hit by San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso chases down a ground ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence before throwing to first base for an out during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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