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  • Diamondbacks' Ivan Melendez: Out with ankle issue

    Melendez ended his season on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Amarillo with mild left ankle tendonitis, Jake Oliver of reports. Per the report, Melendez is still expected to be considered for a roster spot in the Arizona Fall League, so the injury is minor. Melendez is one of the premier power hitters in the minors, totaling 30 homers in 96 games between High-A and Double-A. However, as a righty-hitting first baseman with a 0.17 BB/K and 35.3 percent strikeout rate as a 23-year-old at Double-A, there's extreme hit tool risk.
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  • Diamondbacks' Ivan Melendez: Activated off minor-league IL

    Melendez (hand) was activated off the injured list Thursday at High-A Hillsboro, Sam Dykstra of reports. Melendez began the year on the minor-league IL due to a sore left hand, but it was never a serious concern. A second-round pick by the Diamondbacks in the 2022 MLB Draft, the power-hitting 23-year-old corner infielder will jump from Low-A to High-A to kick off his first full professional season.
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  • Diamondbacks' Ivan Melendez: Out with sore hand

    Melendez is on the 7-day injured list at Single-A Visalia with a sore left hand, Sam Dykstra of reports. He reportedly won't miss much time with the injury. Melendez only played 25 games at Single-A in 2022, but he will likely get pushed to High-A as soon as he earns a bump, as he is already 23 years old and is limited to first base and designated hitter.
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