Dyson (hand) entered Sunday's after game Wilmer Flores (foot) was removed and went 0-for-3 in a 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Giants. Dyson has been available off the bench since suffering a hand injury Friday but was held out of the starting lineup Saturday and Sunday, partially out of caution and partially because the Diamondbacks were facing left-handers. Manger Torey Lovullo adapted to Flores' removal by having Ketel Marte move from center field to second base, clearing the way for Dyson to play. Arizona faces San Diego right-hander Chris Paddack on Monday, so expect Dyson back in the starting nine.
Dyson (hand) was available off the bench Saturday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Dyson was hit by a pitch on his left hand during an at-bat Friday and later removed from the game. X-rays came back negative with the Diamondbacks calling the injury a contusion. He was held out of Saturday's lineup, but that was likely given the opposing starter was left-hander Madison Bumgarner. The first clear sign of Dyson's status will come when the opposing pitcher is right-handed. The Giants' starter Sunday is TBD, while the Padres are scheduled to throw right-hander Chris Paddack on Monday.
Dyson (hand) is not starting Saturday against the Giants. Dyson left Friday's contest after getting hit in the hand, though it's unlikely he would have started Saturday regardless of the injury with lefty Madison Bumgarner on the mound. The Diamondbacks line up to face lefties in five of the next six games, so Dyson should spend a good amount of time on the bench even if he's healthy.
Dyson was eventually removed from Friday's game after getting hit by a pitch on the hand, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports. The pitch hit Dyson's fingers during a seventh-inning at-bat as he squared to bunt. He stayed in the game and later scored but was removed after the inning to undergo an X-ray, which came back negative. Dyson should be considered day-to-day, but with San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner scheduled to start Saturday, he's likely to be held out of the lineup even if healthy.
Dyson went 0-for-2 with a walk, was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored two runs in Friday's 7-0 win over the Giants. Per usual, Dyson started in center field and batted leadoff against a right-handed starter. He's getting on base at a .395 clip, blowing away his career average (.324), and that's leading to runs and stolen-base opportunities. Dyson has a 15.2 BB%, another career-best mark, which is by design, he told Michelle Gardner of the Arizona Republic. "I feel like I have always had a good eye at the plate, but I am trying to be more patient," he said. "I am in the lineup regularly and I'm in the leadoff spot so I am getting a lot of at-bats and that helps." Dyson's 12 steals rank third in MLB while his 23 runs are tied for fourth on the Diamondbacks, all while he's playing about 10 fewer games than guys ahead of him.
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