Fuentes (finger) has started the past four games for Triple-A Reno, collecting four hits and four walks across 18 plate appearances.
Fuentes was sidelined for the first month and a half of the Pacific Coast League season after suffering a small fracture on one of the fingers on his left hand during spring training. Prior to sustaining the injury, the Diamondbacks removed Fuentes from their 40-man roster, so the veteran outfielder probably won't be a leading candidate for a promotion to the big leagues even if Steven Souza (pectoral) joins A.J. Pollock (thumb) on the 10-day disabled list.
Triple-A Reno placed Fuentes (finger) on its 7-day disabled list prior to their season opener April 5.
Fuentes suffered a small fracture on a knuckle on his left hand late in spring training, keeping him on the shelf for the beginning of the season. The organization hasn't outlined a clear timetable for Fuentes' return. The 27-year-old was dropped from Arizona's 40-man roster in February and will thus have a more difficult path back to the big leagues after appearing in 64 games for the Diamondbacks in 2017.
The Diamondbacks reassigned Fuentes (finger) to their minor-league camp Monday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Fuentes had been attending camp as a non-roster invitee after the Diamondbacks outrighted him to Triple-A Reno in February. Even though Arizona will be down an outfielder to begin the season with Steven Souza (pectoral) on the disabled list, Fuentes didn't warrant any late consideration for a spot on the Opening Day roster while he dealt with his own finger injury. Manager Torey Lovullo revealed Sunday that Fuentes is recovering from a small fracture on his left hand, which could keep the outfielder at extended spring training when the Pacific Coast League season opens.
Fuentes is dealing with a small fracture on a knuckle on his left hand, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
It was previously reported that Fuentes was simply dealing with a bruised left hand, but manager Torey Lovullo has now confirmed that it's a bit more serious than that. It's unclear if this fracture will affect Fuentes' regular-season availability. He should be considered day-to-day.
Fuentes (hand) could appear in one of the Diamondbacks' split-squad Cactus League games Saturday, Chris Gabel of MLB.com reports.
Fuentes hasn't appeared in any spring games since being struck on the left hand by a pitch Monday. The outfielder escaped with no structural damage to his hand and is merely dealing with a bruise, so his availability for the start of the season wouldn't seem to be at much risk. Fuentes will open the campaign at Triple-A Reno after the Diamondbacks outrighted him off the 40-man roster in February.
X-rays came back negative on Fuentes' left hand after the outfielder departed from Monday's 15-2 exhibition loss to the White Sox following a hit by pitch, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.
Fuentes was fortunate to avoid structural damage to the hand but could still be sidelined for a few days while he likely deals with some pain. The 27-year-old is attending Diamondbacks camp as a non-roster invitee and is expected to be reassigned to minor-league camp in the near future.
Fuentes exited Monday's Cactus League game against the White Sox after being hit in the left hand by a pitch, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.
An update should come forth once he's further evaluated following the conclusion of Monday's game. Consider Fuentes, who is expected to open the season with Triple-A Reno, day-to-day for now.
Fuentes went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run Thursday in the Diamondbacks' 11-6 win over the Brewers in Cactus League play.
The home run was Fuentes' third of the Cactus League, boosting his OPS to a ridiculous 1.375 across 11 games. The 27-year-old was a spring standout the last two years as well, only to deliver a combined .254/.298/.339 regular-season slash line at the major-league level over that span. With Fuentes having been outrighted off the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster in February, it's likely that he'll open the season at Triple-A Reno rather than serving as a depth outfielder for the big club.
Fuentes was outrighted to Triple-A Reno earlier in February, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
As expected, Fuentes will remain in the Diamondbacks organization after going unclaimed off waivers upon being designated for assignment. Fuentes, who slashed .235/.278/.338 across 145 plate appearances with Arizona in 2017, looks poised to spent most of the upcoming campaign at the Triple-A level.
Fuentes was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Arizona needed to clear a 40-man spot following the addition of free agent Alex Avila, with Fuentes representing the corresponding roster casualty. The 26-year-old split time between Triple-A Reno and the big club in 2017, hitting a respectable .343/.385/.440 in 45 games with the Aces, but struggling to a .235/.278/.338 line in 64 games with the Diamondbacks. Fuentes will likely garner some interest on waivers as a speedy reserve outfield option, though he should report to Reno if he ultimately goes unclaimed.
Fuentes (back) is on the roster for Wednesday's wild-card game against Colorado, Jack Magruder of Fanragsports.com reports.
Fuentes has been battling back stiffness lately, but seems to be good enough to go after receiving a couple days to rest. The outfielder will provide an extra bat in the outfield for the do-or-die contest. He's only recorded six hits since the start of September.
Fuentes was dealing with back stiffness Sunday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
He's day-to-day, and even if he's healthy, there is no guarantee the Diamondbacks will put him on their roster for Wednesday's wild-card game against Colorado.
Fuentes hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in Friday's 10-6 loss to the Padres.
Fuentes' long ball put the Diamondbacks on the board for the first time all evening, but it didn't end up amounting to much with his team trailing 8-0 at the time. The outfielder should make regular appearances as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement throughout the final month of the season, but he won't be in line to pick up regular starts, at least until the Diamondbacks lock in their playoff positioning.
Fuentes will start in center field and bat second Sunday against the Giants.
Fuentes is in the lineup for a second time since coming off the disabled list Tuesday after he missed just over a month with a left thumb contusion. Manager Torey Lovullo just seems to be giving regular center fielder A.J. Pollock a breather in the series finale, so even if he turns in a quality showing Sunday, Fuentes is unlikely to parlay it into a full-time gig.
Fuentes (thumb) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.
Fuentes is ready to rejoin the Diamondbacks after appearing in 13 games with Triple-A Reno during his rehab assignment, going 13-for-47 (.277) with five doubles and four stolen bases. He'll take the roster spot of Jeff Mathis (wrist), who was sent to the disabled list in a corresponding move. With the Diamondbacks' outfield at full strength, Fuentes will see most of his playing time off the bench.
Fuentes (thumb) has appeared in 13 games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno, going 13-for-47 (.277 average) with five doubles and four stolen bases.
Fuentes' left thumb contusion doesn't appear to be an issue any longer, but since the Diamondbacks don't have a pressing need for him on the big-league roster, it appears the team will keep him on the rehab assignment for close to the full 20 days permitted before activating him from the 10-day disabled list. The 26-year-old is a strong candidate to rejoin the Diamondbacks in September when rosters expand, but may only make a couple of starts and instead make most of his appearances as a late-inning defensive replacement or pinch runner.
Fuentes (thumb) received clean test results prior to Friday's game against the Nationals, Jack Magruder of FanRag Sports reports.
Fuentes, who is dealing with a left thumb contusion, will be shut down for the next few days before receiving clearance to resume baseball activities. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, and though he doesn't seem to be in store for a lengthy absence, he isn't a safe bet to return when first eligible July 29.
Fuentes was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left thumb contusion.
The Diamondbacks needed to make a corresponding move to get J.D. Martinez onto the active roster, and this ultimately was what they opted to do. This comes as a bit of a surprise given that Fuentes knocked a pitch out of the park Tuesday night for a three-run pinch-hit homer. It's unclear how severe this issue is, but a timetable for his return should come forth as he ramps up activity. He's eligible to return on July 29.
Fuentes sealed Tuesday's 11-2 win over the Reds with a pinch-hit three-run homer in the seventh inning.
There haven't been many opportunities there for him lately -- Fuentes had sat out four straight games before this one -- but he did get a second at-bat Tuesday, as he stayed in to play center field after hitting his homer. Now 26, Fuentes has flashed a solid bat and intriguing speed in the minors, but he's never carved out a full-time role in the big leagues, and that seems destined to continue. With the D-Backs just having added J.D. Martinez via trade, there's even less playing time available in their outfield now.
Fuentes went 0-for-4 in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Fuentes, who was making just his second start in seven games, has now failed to record a hit in his last nine at-bats. Now that A.J. Pollock is healthy again following an extended stint on the disabled list due to a groin issue, Fuentes doesn't project to receive much usage off the Arizona bench and could soon be headed back to Triple-A Reno.
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