Ketel Marte leaves Diamondbacks’ game ahead of schedule with an evident leg injury
Diamondbacks center fielder Ketel Marte left this present evening’s game against the Rockies in the 6th inning with an evident right leg injury, Zach Buchanan of the Athletic and Steve Gilbert of MLB.com were among those to relay. Marte was racing to first in the wake of hitting a ground ball when he pulled up favoring his hamstring region. He was offed the field by a trainer and manager Torey Lovullo.
Obviously, any significant injury to Marte would be a tremendous blow. The 27-year-old acquired an All-Star selection and completed fourth in National League MVP voting in 2019 subsequent to setting up a stellar .329/.389/.592 line with 32 homers in 628 plate appearances. Marte posted simply average numbers in 2020, yet he’s gotten off to a rankling start this season. Through Arizona’s first six games, he’s hitting .462/.500/.846 with two homers and four doubles.
Marte was supplanted in the outfield by Josh VanMeter, who took over in right with Tim Locastro moving to center. The D-Backs are at present without presumptive beginning right fielder Kole Calhoun, who is recuperating from early-March knee surgery.