Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is likely done for the season, manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday according to a tweet from Nick Piecoro from AZCentral.com.
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]."
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.
Gibson on Goldschmidt: "Realistically, it's eight weeks. So he's done." — Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) August 3, 2014
- Marc Weinreich