ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

D-backs’ Daulton Varsho exits game vs. Twins in 6th with heel contusion

Jun 18, 2022, 9:28 PM | Updated: 11:10 pm

Arizona Diamondbacks' Daulton Varsho hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game aga...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Daulton Varsho hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Arizona Diamondbacks utility man Daulton Varsho left the game against the Minnesota Twins with a left heel contusion while trying to beat out a ground ball in the sixth inning on Saturday, manager Torey Lovullo confirmed Saturday.

He jumped and grabbed the back of his leg after the play before limping all the way back to the dugout when he stepped on the first-base bag awkwardly.

He was replaced by Jordan Luplow in right field.

The utility man has played multiple spots in the outfield while also splitting time at catcher with Jose Herrera while Carson Kelly was injured.

Varsho is hitting .243 with 28 RBIs, 18 walks and nine home runs.

He has been a staple of the D-backs’ lineup, appearing in 61 of the 67 games including Saturday night’s contest.

Arizona has a few options in the outfield that include Pavin Smith, Luplow and Jake McCarthy who is currently in Triple-A Reno but has appeared in 31 games in the big leagues so far in 2022.

Varsho has shown improvement in his third year in the majors, just two off his career mark for home runs in a season of 11. He is also just 10 RBIs shy of his career high mark of 38.

Ketel Marte is day-to-day with a mild left hamstring strain, Lovullo told reporters Saturday.

Arizona fell to Minnesota 11-1 on Saturday.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Freddie Freeman...

Alex Weiner

Diamondbacks can’t overcome Dodgers’ 6-run inning, comeback falls short

The Dodgers scored six runs before recording an out in the third inning against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

18 hours ago

Lourdes Gurriel Jr....

Arizona Sports

Diamondbacks-Dodgers preview: Pitching probables, hopefully fewer bees

The Diamondbacks head back to Chavez Ravine for the first time since their NLDS sweep of the Dodgers in October.

1 day ago

Corbin Carroll and Ketel Marte...

Alex Weiner

What has made Diamondbacks star Ketel Marte’s hitting streak so unique?

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte ended one of Major League Baseball's rarest streaks in history. 

2 days ago

Relief pitcher Joe Mantiply...

Alex Weiner

Diamondbacks rolling with an opener against Dodgers

The Diamondbacks will start Joe Mantiply as an opener against the Dodgers on Monday at Chavez Ravine, manager Torey Lovullo announced. 

2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks' Randal Grichuk...

Alex Weiner

Diamondbacks prevent go-ahead, inside-the-park HR in win over Tigers

The Diamondbacks cut down a potential game-winning inside-the-park home run against the Tigers and avoided a series sweep.

2 days ago

D-backs’ Daulton Varsho exits game vs. Twins in 6th with heel contusion