The Arizona Diamondbacks are struggling to win games at this point in the season as they sit at the bottom of the NL West division with a 21-54 record. Fortunately, the team seems to have caught a break as outfielder Ketel Marte is believed to have avoided major injury to his hamstring.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said after Tuesday night's loss that Marte was considered "day-to-day" for now and that he believes the team "may have dodged a bullet" here. Marte felt tightness in his hamstring while running the bases after hitting a double in the first inning.
The seven-year pro was immediately taken out of the game. Marte has not been diagnosed with anything besides hamstring tightness and he is set to be reevaluated before the Diamondbacks' game on Wednesday afternoon.
Arizona can't afford to lose one of its best all-around players as Marte is in the midst of another solid season. The 27-year-old All-Star leads the offense hitting .366/.415/.552 through his 36 games played on the year, but has already missed time on the 10-day injured list earlier this season.
Keep an eye on whether or not Marte is active on Wednesday as the Diamondbacks remain optimistic that he will not require another stint on the injured list. Arizona remains long shots to make the playoffs this season and have odds set at +50000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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