ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Report: D-backs SS Nick Ahmed to get MRI on shoulder

Mar 27, 2022, 3:00 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2022, 9:27 am
Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks slides into third base for a triple during the second in...
Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks slides into third base for a triple during the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 28, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder, MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert reported on Sunday.

Ahmed missed the final 15 games of the 2021 season due to the same injury, and Gilbert reported that the shortstop has received platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and cortisone injections since his last game to treat it.

Ahmed told the media in 2020 that he dived for a ball just before the season and first hurt his shoulder. That injury has nagged him since, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, although he has not had surgery.

The 32-year-old played in two early spring training games but not since March 21.

Manager Torey Lovullo told reporters that Ahmed is day-to-day, according to SB Nation’s Jack Sommers.

Ahmed first came up with the D-backs in 2014 and has since played 799 games for Arizona, 750 of which have been at shortstop. He has been a staple at the position, winning two gold gloves in 2018 and 2019.

Josh Rojas played the second-most games at shortstop last year behind Ahmed, although he worked primarily at third base early in camp. Geraldo Perdomo is also on the 40-man roster, and the 22-year-old played in 10 games at shortstop last season with the big-league club.

The D-backs additionally traded for shortstop Sergio Alcantara on Sunday, sending cash considerations to the Chicago Cubs. Alcantara appeared in 89 games with 64 starts last season.

Opening Day is on April 7.

Penguin Air

Arizona Diamondbacks

Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the first inning against the New York Ya...
Arizona Sports

D-backs select LHP Dallas Keuchel to big league roster, will start Sunday

The D-backs selected LHP Dallas Keuchel from the Rookie ACL D-backs and the former Cy Young winner will make his first start on Sunday. 
14 hours ago
Detroit Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson fields a grounder by Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Roja...
Arizona Sports

Former ASU star Spencer Torkelson ‘trusting the process’ in rookie season

Despite his struggles to start his MLB career, former Sun Devil Spencer Torkelson is positive he will be able to turn things around.
14 hours ago
Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez (28) is caught stealing by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach D...
Alex Weiner

D-backs drop 5th straight with loss to Tigers: ‘These are grinding times’

The Tigers took a 6-3 lead in the sixth inning Saturday night, and the D-backs never got the game-tying run to the plate.
2 days ago
Carson Kelly #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after striking out in the ninth inning against ...
Alex Weiner

D-backs striving for more consistency at the plate, better results with RISP

Hitting coach Joe Mather said the D-backs have had stretches when they kept the line moving effectively and consistency is the next step.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against a San Diego Padres batter dur...
Wills Rice

Bleacher Report’s Rymer details potential trades for D-backs’ Bumgarner

D-backs' Bumgarner has drawn attention due to not only his play this season, but phenomenal resume throughout his postseason career.
2 days ago
Merrill Kelly #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a first inning pitch against the Detroit Tig...
Jake Anderson

Tigers SS Javier Baez’s grand slam gives Diamondbacks 4th straight loss

The Tigers only needed one swing of the bat to get enough runs to beat the D-backs 5-1 in front of 22,064 fans at Chase Field on Friday.
3 days ago
Report: D-backs SS Nick Ahmed to get MRI on shoulder