D-backs’ Hale: David Peralta, Chris Owings nearing return from injury

Jul 19, 2016, 3:54 PM | Updated: 4:27 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale looks on against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of...
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale looks on against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 9, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
LISTEN: Chip Hale, D-backs' Manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks have dealt with more than their fair share of injuries this season, especially to their outfielders such as A.J. Pollock, David Peralta and Chris Owings.

Chip Hale told Burns and Gambo on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Tuesday that their injury situation in the outfield has led to the inevitable.

“We were taking (Yasmany) Tomas out of games last year for a defensive replacement, but this year Tomas is being put in as a defensive replacement,” Hale said.

Tomas is 44th in the MLB in fielding percentage (.983), which is below the league average of .986. He has committed two errors — fifth most in the National League — in left field this season.

On the bright side, the D-backs can roll back into last year’s defensive strategy soon, as Peralta and Owings are nearing their return to the major leagues.

“David is moving from Mobile to Reno. Owings is playing shortstop tonight, getting some ground ball work,” Hale said during his pregame media availability. “A good case scenario (for a return) would be next Monday or Tuesday.”

In their respective careers in the outfield, Peralta has made six errors in 256 games, Tomas has made five errors in 139 contests and Owings has yet to make an error in 45 appearances.

Pollock, meanwhile, is making strong progress but is still without a timeline for a return.


Arizona Diamondbacks

FILE - Chase Field sits empty after the Colorado Rockies decided not to play their baseball game ag...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks claim former Orioles pitcher Zack Burdi off waivers

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday they have claimed pitcher Zack Burdi off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
6 days ago
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 01: Manager Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks signals from the ...
Arizona Sports

D-backs’ Lovullo ready to fill critical roles on coaching staff

D-backs skipper Torey Lovullo spoke with media about how he plans to fill the team's pitching, hitting and bench coach positions.
11 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen joins The Doug & Wolf Show for an interview on ...
Kevin Zimmerman

D-backs to prioritize more power bullpen arms, grinding hitters

Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen believes more power in the bullpen and more grinding hitters at the plate can help turn his team around.
12 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) argues with umpire Chad Whitson, left, during the t...
Arizona Sports

D-backs make multiple coaching changes to start offseason

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo retained his job with a one-year extension, but his staff is not moving forward in the same framework.
12 days ago
San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler returns to the dugout after the national anthem before a bas...
Associated Press

Padres fire manager Jayce Tingler after midseason collapse

The San Diego Padres have fired Jayce Tingler a season after finishing second in voting for NL Manager of the Year.
14 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta, right, douses Diamondbacks' Josh VanMeter (19) after VanMeter'...
Associated Press

Diamondbacks clinch No. 2 pick in MLB Draft after going 52-110 in 2021

The Diamondbacks finished with a 52-110 record in 2021, tying the Baltimore Orioles for the worst record in the majors.
17 days ago
D-backs’ Hale: David Peralta, Chris Owings nearing return from injury