Orlando Cabrera was forced to leave Game 2 of the NLDS against the Phillies last night after aggravating a sore muscle in his left side in the fourth inning.
Cabrera was in noticeable pain after having to make a jump throw at second base to avoid a slide by Jayson Werth on a double play ball. It’s the same injury that limited him to just 38 games during the second half of the regular season.
Still, the veteran shortstop told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com that he hopes to play when the team returns home for Game 3 on Sunday.
“I saw the doctor and he said it didn’t look that bad,” Cabrera said.
“We’ll see tomorrow how I feel. I think I will be able to play on
Paul Janish will continue to fill in at shortstop if Cabrera is unable to go.
KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.
The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.
A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”
Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.