Ahmed was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday due to a right hip impingement. The Diamondbacks swapped out shortstops on the DL Saturday, as Chris Owings was activated as a corresponding move. Ahmed's 43 wRC+ is the lowest mark in baseball among hitters with 300-plus plate appearances, and the next closest player is Alcides Escobar with a wRC+ of 60, so Ahmed is on his own level of offensive futility. Owings should get the bulk of the starts at shortstop for the Diamondbacks while Ahmed is out.
Ahmed was reinstated from the paternity list prior to Monday's matchup against the Padres. Ahmed landed on the paternity list Saturday, and during his absence, Jean Segura moved over to shortstop while Phil Gosselin picked up a few starts at the keystone. Ahmed has provided a positive defensive WAR through 78 games this season, but his .599 OPS leaves much to be desired. As a result, he'll likely continue to be pressed by Gosselin for playing time.
Ahmed (paternity) plans on returning to the team for Monday's game against the Padres, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports. Ahmed was placed on the paternity list earlier Saturday, and MLB rules state that he's allowed to miss up to three games while he's away from the team. However, it seems Ahmed intends to come back a day early instead of waiting the full three games. Jean Segura will take over at shortstop Saturday and could do so again for the series finale against the Giants, but Ahmed figures to be back in time for Monday's series opener against San Diego.
Ahmed was placed on the paternity list Saturday. By rule, Ahmed must miss at least three games and no more than seven games. Enrique Burgos was brought up in a corresponding move to bolster the team's bullpen depth while Ahmed is away. Phil Gosselin appears to be in line for a few starts at second base in the coming days with Jean Segura shifting to shortstop.
Ahmed is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies. With Ahmed out of the lineup, Jean Segura will move to shortstop and Phil Gosselin will cover second base. Ahmed, who's 7-for-16 over the last seven days, will likely return to the lineup Friday when Arizona faces Johnny Cueto and the Giants.