D-backs’ David Peralta day-to-day after being hit by pitch on hand
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta exited Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.
With two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Peralta took the first pitch of the at-bat — a 93.6 mph fastball — on his right hand.
Peralta immediately went down to the ground holding his right wrist.
Oh, no. This is not how you want to get an RBI. Peralta is hit in the hand (with the bases loaded) and has to leave the game. pic.twitter.com/zgQ2PnmO8F
— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) May 1, 2018
After being evaluated by trainers and staying on the ground, Peralta exited the game.
D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said after the game it was a right hand injury for Peralta, not his wrist. X-rays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day with a right hand contusion.
“Nothing broke or anything,” Peralta said after the game. “I think I really got lucky.”
Peralta said he hopes to be ready for Tuesday.
Coming into Monday’s game, Peralta was leading the D-backs in batting average at .302 and was tied with A.J. Pollock for the team lead in hits with 29.
Peralta is the latest significant player for the D-backs to pick up an injury.
Starter Robbie Ray was placed on the 10-day DL Monday for a strained right oblique, starter Taijuan Walker had Tommy John surgery and right fielder Steven Souza Jr. has not played yet as he works his way back from a pectoral strain. Third baseman Jake Lamb also hasn’t played since April 2 when he suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.