MLB notebook: Diamondbacks determine Goldschmidt is out for season
Diamondbacks star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is going to miss the rest of the season because of a broken left hand.
Manager Kirk Gibson announced the news Sunday, two days after Goldschmidt was hit by a pitch from Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri.
Gibson put Goldschmidt's rehabilitation timetable at eight weeks, with the season ending in late September.
Goldschmidt hit .300 with 19 home runs and 69 RBIs this season. A two-time All-Star, he led the NL with 125 RBIs last year and tied Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez for the league lead with 36 homers while batting .302.
Goldschmidt turns 27 next month.
The Diamondbacks used Mark Trumbo at first base Sunday and will rotate players at the position over the rest of the season.
“A little bit of a trial and error to see how it works,” Gibson said. “It's going to be hard to replace Goldy.”
Giants' Cain needs surgery
Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. He still is not sure when he will have the operation, but manager Bruce Bochy thinks the former ace is done for the season.
Rangers reel in Carp
The Rangers acquired first baseman-outfielder Mike Carp on a waiver claim from the Red Sox. The 28-year-old Carp batted .198 with no homers and nine RBIs in 42 games for Boston this season.
Around the majors
The Twins claimed outfielder Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Braves. The 27-year-old Schafer hit .163 with two RBIs and 15 stolen bases for the Braves this season. ... The Angels placed reliever Joe Thatcher on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle. Thatcher was hurt fielding a bunt in Saturday night's 10-3 loss at Tampa Bay. ... A power outage delayed the game Sunday between the Angels and Rays for 19 minutes in the third inning. With the Angels leading 5-0 and a thunderstorm going on outside, several lights went out at Tropicana Field.
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