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May 13, 2021 04:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Could return sooner than before
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (oblique) expects to return sooner from his current stay on the injured list than he did when he landed on the IL with the same injury April 12, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Walker, who was placed on the injured list for a second time due to a right oblique strain, underwent an MRI on Wednesday that indicated the severity of the injury is less than it was a month ago. That leaves him optimistic that he can beat the 21-day/18-game absence he experienced the first time on the IL.

May 12, 2021 06:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right oblique soreness.

The first baseman just returned from the IL on May 3 after a strained right oblique sidelined him for nearly a month, so this latest development could mean an aggravation of that injury. Walker, hitting .203 on the season, recorded a hit in six of his seven games after returning from the first IL stint. Infielder Andrew Young was recalled to replace Walker on the active roster.

May 12, 2021 07:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Leaves Tuesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was removed from Tuesday's win over the Marlins with discomfort in his right oblique muscle, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Walker was pulled during the seventh inning after going 1-for-3 and replaced by Pavin Smith at first base. He spent three weeks on the injured list due to a strained right oblique from April 12 to May 3.

May 9, 2021 10:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Walker went 2-for-8 with two walks and an RBI through the first two games of the series and will take a seat for the finale. Pavin Smith will start at first base and bat leadoff Sunday versus Jacob deGrom.

May 6, 2021 01:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Not starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker isn't starting Thursday's game against the Marlins.

Walker returned to the lineup in each of the last two games and went 2-for-9 with a run and four strikeouts. Pavin Smith will shift to first base while Daulton Varsho takes over in center field.

May 5, 2021 06:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Singles in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Marlins.

Walker came off the injured list Tuesday and slotted in at the three-hole in the order while playing first base. This was his first game since April 11.

May 3, 2021 03:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Comes off IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Diamondbacks reinstated Walker (oblique) from the 10-day injured list Monday.

Arizona will get some much-needed lineup reinforcements ahead of Tuesday's series opener in Miami with both Walker and outfielder Tim Locastro (finger) returning from the IL. Walker was sidelined for approximately three weeks with the right oblique strain, but after proving his health during simulated games, he should be ready to take over as Arizona's everyday first baseman. Pavin Smith will likely see more time in the corner outfield as a result.

May 2, 2021 04:44 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Feels good after game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (oblique) played five innings in a game Friday at Arizona's alternate site, Jake Rill of reports.

Walker came out of the session feeling good, per manager Torey Lovullo, who added the injured first baseman was scheduled to play seven innings Saturday. The Diamondbacks are hoping to have Walker back during the team's upcoming road trip that begins Tuesday.

May 1, 2021 05:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Could play alternate games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (oblique) could appear in games at the alternate site this weekend, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Along with Walker, outfielder Tim Locastro (finger) could participate in alternate-site games this weekend, That means both players could potentially return before or during the Diamondbacks' upcoming road trip that begins Tuesday in Miami. Their returns would reshape the lineup, impacting the opportunities for Nick Heath, Josh Rojas and Pavin Smith.

April 27, 2021 08:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Takes batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (oblique) participated in batting practice Tuesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

The 30-year-old landed on the 10-day injured list April 12, and this is the first significant update in his recovery process. Walker is already eligible to be activated from the injured list, but it's unclear when he's expected to return to game action.

April 12, 2021 08:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a strained right oblique.

Manager Torey Lovullo had previously described Walker's issues as "normal aches and pains," but subsequent tests revealed an oblique strain which will cost the first baseman at least 10 days. Andrew Young was recalled in a corresponding move. Asdrubal Cabrera is starting at first base Monday, but Pavin Smith is a candidate for increased playing time in Walker's absence.

April 12, 2021 05:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Out of Monday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker isn't starting Monday's game against the Athletics.

Walker had gone 3-for-8 with two runs and one RBI in the past two games but will get a breather for Monday's series opener. Asdrubal Cabrera will take over at first base while Josh VanMeter enters the starting lineup as the second baseman.

April 11, 2021 08:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Gathers two hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Reds.

Walker's sixth-inning sacrifice fly delivered the Diamondbacks' seventh run, and it was his third RBI over the first nine games. He's been slow out of the gate, going 4-for-32 in eight games before delivering his first multi-hit performance of the season Saturday. It looks like Walker is seeing the ball better, getting on base five times the last two games, including working three walks Friday.

April 5, 2021 02:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: In Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (facial laceration) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.

There was some concern that Walker might have to sit as a result of a laceration and swelling under his right eye after a low throw to first base bounced up and struck him in the face Saturday. Apparently he's fine, and Walker will get a chance to improve upon his 1-for-9 career mark against right-hander Chris Paddack.

April 4, 2021 12:20 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Dealing with facial bruise, cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker is considered day-to-day after suffering a bruise and laceration under his right eye during Saturday's loss to Padres, Steve Gilbert of reports.

The 30-year-old sustained the injury when a low throw from Josh Rojas bounced up and struck him in the face, forcing him to leave the contest. Walker's availability for Sunday's season finale is up in the air due to the injuries, though it appears he avoided any serious issues.

April 4, 2021 12:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Exits with facial injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was hit in the face by an errant throw at first base and left Saturday's game against the Padres, Steve Gilbert of reports.

The 30-year-old exited the contest during the fifth inning after a low throw from Josh Rojas bounced and struck him under the right eye. Walker went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before the incident and should be considered day-to-day.

March 24, 2021 02:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Heating up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker went 2-for-3 with a double in Tuesday's spring game against the Mariners.

Walker squared up a couple of balls, ripping a double that nearly was a home run and a single that left the bat at 108 MPH. He's been raking the last week of the Cactus League, going 7-for-13 with three doubles, one home run and eight RBI over four games. After experiencing a power drop in the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, Walker is looking to return to his 2019 levels.

March 20, 2021 08:20 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Blasts fourth spring HR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base in Friday's spring game against the Brewers.

The blast was Walker's fourth in 27 spring at-bats, an encouraging sign for the first baseman who had just seven long balls over 218 at-bats in 2020. "It builds confidence," Walker told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. "Because I'm not going up there thinking, 'Got to hit the ball in the air. Got to hit a homer.' I'm trusting some adjustments I made this offseason and trusting that that's going to be the result." Walker has been durable since becoming a regular in 2019, missing just 13 games the last two seasons.

March 15, 2021 10:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Goes deep Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two RBI in Monday's spring game against the Mariners.

Walker's hit three homers and knocked in six over eight Cactus League games. He experienced a drop off in 2020 but maintained a hard-hit rate from his breakout 2019 season.

March 4, 2021 10:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Pops off Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's spring game against the Indians.

Walker slid back slightly in 2020 after a breakout 2019 season, but he should get plenty of plate appearances in 2021 as Arizona's starter at first base.

Last 7 Games
05/11vs MIAW 11-33010000
05/10vs MIAW 5-24010100
05/09@ NYML 2-41000000
05/08@ NYML 2-45010000
05/07@ NYML 4-53010120
05/05@ MIAL 0-84010000
05/04@ MIAL 3-95110000
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2012ASX-Aberdeen Ironbirds228112235029101421.284.376.420
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2013AFA-Frederick Keys552152562170835174120.288.343.479
2013AFX-Delmarva Shorebirds31116194150320111603.353.420.474
2014AA-Bowie Baysox95366581101522077388321.300.367.516
2014AAA-Norfolk Tides441661543100619184900.259.335.428
2015AAA-Norfolk Tides1385346813733118744913613.257.324.423
2017AAA-Reno Aces133514104159349321146110452.309.382.597
2018AAA-Reno Aces8432468972541871268610.299.354.568

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