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Diamondbacks’ Alek Thomas leaves Rockies matchup with left hamstring tightness

Mar 31, 2024, 2:30 PM | Updated: Apr 1, 2024, 4:22 am

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Alek Thomas #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after hitting a three run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the sixth inning at Chase Field on March 29, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

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Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Alek Thomas was removed from the 5-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday after experiencing left hamstring tightness, the team said.

Thomas grounded into a double play to end a three-run first inning and appeared to slow down approaching first base, grabbing at his hamstring afterwards.

The 23-year-old stayed in the outfield for the following inning but was replaced by Jake McCarthy in the outfield to start the fourth inning.

“Alek wanted to stay in there, but it just didn’t make sense this time of the year,” manager Torey Lovullo said postgame.

Lovullo added that it’s too early to tell whether Thomas will be able to play against the New York Yankees on Monday and will get imaging done beforehand.

Thomas went 3-for-14 in the season-opening series against Colorado with one home run and four RBIs.

His exit comes as outfielder Randal Grichuk was placed on the 10-day injured list. Grichuk would be eligible to return from the 10-day IL at some point on Arizona’s first road trip of the year to Atlanta and Colorado (April 5-10).

Arizona is also dealing with injured pitchers including Paul Sewald (oblique) and Eduardo Rodriguez (lat strain). Plus, left-handed starter Jordan Montgomery will be ramped up before he will be available after no spring training.

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