Diamondbacks Pitching: Injuries and Optimism 


 Ryne Nelson, Diamondbacks pitcher, placed on 15-day injured list after being hit by comebacker on elbow during game vs. Giants.

 Injury setback

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 Nelson, 2019 second-round pick, struggled in 2023 with 5.31 ERA but made Opening Day roster in 2024.

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 Performance struggle

 Recently pitched 50 pitches in simulated game, showing signs of quick recovery.

Simulated progre

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Manager Torey Lovullo optimistic about Nelson's return, citing efficient performance with zero pain.

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 Manager's optimism

 Lovullo suggests Nelson may rejoin rotation without needing rehab assignment, possibly returning by Friday.

 Expedited return

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 Diamondbacks' pitching woes continue as injuries sideline six pitchers, including Merrill Kelly and Eduardo Rodriguez, impacting preseason expectations.

 Pitching challenge

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