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Diamondbacks lose Nick Ahmed to yet another hit-by-pitch injury

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Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed  was on a rehab assignment, close to returning from a broken hand which required surgery as a result of being hit on the hand by a 99-m.p.h. Trevor Rosenthal fastball in late June. Then, on Sunday, he was hit by another pitch, breaking his wrist and likely ending his season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

His official timeline for recovery is 6-8 weeks which means the Diamondbacks could get him back for a theoretical NLDS or NLCS appearance. It’s unlikely he’d return, however. Which is a tough break for the Dbacks.

Ahmed, one of baseball’s best defensive shortstop, was hitting .251/.298/.419 when he went down.

Wade Miley exits spring start with groin strain

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Attempting to make a play on a bunt during Wednesday’s split-squad game against the Athletics, Brewers starter Wade Miley suffered a strained left groin, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Miley will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. On the afternoon, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Miley, 31, signed a minor league contract with the Brewers last month. He had been having a solid spring until last Friday, when he served up seven runs in three innings against the Reds. The lefty had been battling for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation but this injury may take him out of the running.

Last season with the Orioles, Miley made 32 starts spanning 157 1/3 innings, posting a 5.61 ERA with a 142/93 K/BB ratio.

With the Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb signings recently, many wondered why the Brewers didn’t make a move. They may regret not having done more.

In related news, reliever Boone Logan also left with an injury on Wednesday, per Haudricourt. The Brewers should have more on both players’ statuses later.