D-backs’ Daulton Varsho removed vs. Dodgers with shoulder soreness
Arizona Diamondbacks utility man Daulton Varsho was removed with right shoulder soreness during the fifth inning of Friday’s contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced.
All x-rays were negative and he will be day-to-day, manager Torey Lovullo said postgame.
Varsho was hit by a pitch in the back/shoulder by a 94.8 MPH fastball in the first inning but remained in the game for another plate appearance in the third inning.
Daulton Varsho left tonight's game with reported right shoulder soreness. pic.twitter.com/72gddTg1AC
— Bally Sports Arizona (@BALLYSPORTSAZ) May 28, 2022
He was replaced by Jordan Luplow who earned a walk in the pinch hit at-bat.
Although he batted as the designated hitter on Friday, Varsho has seen time at catcher, outfield and DH.
In 43 games during the 2022 season, he has hit for a .268 average, eight home runs, 21 RBIs and 15 walks.
He has primarily batted leadoff for Arizona in 2022 but has improved in all three seasons in the Valley.
The D-backs are getting thin at catcher as Carson Kelly is currently on the injured list.
Varsho was drafted in 2017 and was Arizona’s No. 1 catching prospect when he arrived in the majors in 2020.