Sunday August 3rd, 2014

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is likely done for the season, manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday according to a tweet from Nick Piecoro from 

The news comes just a day after the team put the two-time All-Star on the disabled list because of a fastball that had fractured his hand in Friday's 9-4 loss to the Pirates. Gibson said on Sunday that "realistically [the recovery time] is eight weeks. So he's done [for the season]."

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Goldschmidt, who turns 27 next month, had missed just one game this season heading into the weekend. He played in 160 games last season, a year in which he finished second in NL MVP voting. 

The Diamondbacks are fourth in the NL West heading into Sunday afternoon's series finale vs. the Pirates. 

- Marc Weinreich 


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