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Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte day-to-day with left hand discomfort

May 17, 2022, 10:32 PM | Updated: 11:35 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks Ketel Marte walks back to the dugout against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field i...
Arizona Diamondbacks Ketel Marte walks back to the dugout against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on May 13, 2022. (Arizona Sports Photo/Torrence Dunham).
(Arizona Sports Photo/Torrence Dunham)

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday night’s 12-3 doubleheader finale loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Marte was originally slated to bat third and play second base, but wasn’t able to go due to a left hand injury that he sustained in his final at-bat in Game 1, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo told reporters postgame.

“He’s got a little left hand discomfort. It’s very common for hitters,” Lovullo said. “He’s just day-to-day for right now. He was in the lineup and was trying to gut it out and play and get ready, but he and the medical team decided it was just a little too much right now.”

The manager added that when he spoke with Marte, the Dominican tried to play but ultimately said he couldn’t grip the bat and it was just uncomfortable.

Marte had two hits and two RBIs off the bench in the first game of the doubleheader — a 7-6 loss for the D-backs.

The Diamondbacks also announced a pair of roster moves on Tuesday.

Right-handed pitcher Kenyan Middleton has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to right elbow inflammation.

In a corresponding move, the team also recalled RHP Edwin Uceta from the taxi squad.

Middleton has made six appearances thus far in his first season in a Diamondback uniform.

In that span, the reliever has pitched 4.2 innings and allowed two earned runs on two hits and one walk while striking out five.

Uceta had a rough outing in his return on Tuesday night, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out two over 3.0 innings pitched.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, center, plays catch with his son Charley, right, as his other son Cooper rolls on the grass prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, is chased by his son Charley prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, center, pitches to his son Cooper, left, as his other son Charley watches prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, right, is pitched to by his son Charley prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, center, holds his son Cooper, left, as his other son Charley stands by as they played prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow, right, hits a solo home run, as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson, left, and catcher Austin Barnes watch during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger can't reach a ball hit for a solo home run by Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker, left, celebrates with Josh Rojas after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow, left, heads to first as he hits a solo home run, as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson watches during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow, left, is congratulated by Christian Walker after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson, left, watches along with catcher Austin Barnes during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios, right, heads to first as he hits a three-run home run while Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly watches during the XX inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws to the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios, left, celebrates as he rounds first after hitting a three-run home run as Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly watches during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios, right, heads to first as he hits a three-run home run while Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly watches during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios, second from right, is congratulated by teammates Freddie Freeman, second from left, and Trea Turner, left, after hitting a three-run home run as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jose Herrera stands at the plate during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Freddie Freeman, left, and Mookie Betts laugh after they scored on a single by Trea Turner during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, right, attempts to throw out Arizona Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas at first as home plate umpire David Rackley calls a foul ball during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Merrill Kelly #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches during the first inning in game two of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Hanser Alberto, who normally plays in the infield, gestures after the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-3 in a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts, right, scores on a double by Freddie Freeman as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jose Herrera takes a late throw during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Trea Turner hits an RBI single as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jose Herrera watches during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Josh Rojas, left, fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts as third baseman Geraldo Perdomo backs him up during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Los Angeles. Rojas was charged with an error on the play after losing control of the ball. Betts was safe at first. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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