Walker went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and a run scored Thursday against San Francisco. Walker tripled in the second inning and scored the game's first run, and then he smacked a ground-rule double in the fourth. The 27-year-old continues to have a solid spring and sports a .355 average with a home run, 11 RBI and five runs scored. Walker's chances of breaking camp with the Diamondbacks took a slight hit with the addition of Adam Jones this week. Prior to signing Jones, there was room for Walker and outfielder Socrates Brito, both of whom are out of options, plus carrying three catchers. However, the arrival of Jones has forced management to re-evaluate the need to carry three catchers, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. If the Diamondbacks retain two catchers, they can keep both Walker and Brito.
Walker went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Monday's game against the Reds. Walker has been on a tear at the dish to begin camp and is 7-for-15 with a home run, 10 RBI and four runs scored to this point. He'll aim to maintain his hot start as he continues to battle for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Walker went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and four RBI in Sunday's Cactus League win over the Indians. It's a make-or-break spring for Walker, who is out of minor-league options. He's mashed at Triple-A in recent years but has yet receive an extended look in the major leagues. The 27-year-old may finally get his opportunity in the form of a short-side platoon role alongside Jake Lamb at first base.
Walker was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a facial fracture Saturday. Walker suffered the fracture when getting hit in the head by a pitch Monday. The move doesn't have any effect on his return date, as he's already been ruled out for the year, but it clears space on the 40-man roster for Shelby Miller (elbow) to be activated in a corresponding move.
Walker (nose) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. It was originally thought the Walker was dealing with a deep bruise after being struck by a pitch during his eighth-inning at-bat in Monday's loss, but further tests revealed a sinus fracture. The 27-year-old hit just .163/.226/.388 with three homers in 37 games with the Diamondbacks this year.