Marte suffered a right hamstring strain while running out a grounder on Wednesday vs. the Rockies, and he ultimately had to be helped off the field. He wasn’t in the lineup for Thursday’s matinee vs. the Rockies, and the Diamondbacks have officially placed him on the 10-Day IL. The severity of the injury is still unknown, but the team has scheduled an MRI for Friday. Hopefully, there will be some more information available at that point, but expect Tim Locastro to handle the majority of the playing time in center field with Marte out of the lineup.
Marte was off to a phenomenal start in 2021, posting a 261 wRC+ with two home runs through his first 28 plate appearances. He broke out with the Diamondbacks in 2019, providing an elite 7.0 Wins Above Replacement per FanGraphs, so the team and fantasy owners will be hoping for a speedy recovery.
The Diamondbacks are not expected to be serious contenders in 2021, and they’re currently listed at +7500 on FanDuel Sportsbook to win the NL West.
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