MLB Breaking News: Diamondbacks Lose Infielder For Significant Period

Injuries are starting to pile up around major league baseball after the first week+ of the season, both on the pitching and hitting side of the ledger. They haven't been immune to the injury bug in the desert, as the Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that shortstop Geraldo Perdomo will be out for at least a month with a torn meniscus in his knee.

Perdomo will need surgery to repair the meniscus.

Veteran Kevin Newman is on hand at Triple-A Reno and will likely get the call, though all-purpose man Blaze Alexander, the rookie who's off to a decent start with the bat, will likely be given a chance to take over for Perdomo to start.

It's a terrible loss for the Snakes, as Perdomo is not only a good defender who has chipped in with some timely hits, but he's also a great motivator on the infield, often providing encouragement to pitchers when they are struggling.

The 24-year-old out of the Dominican Republic was an all-star in 2023, producing an on-base percentage of .353, while stealing 16 bases in 20 attempts and scoring 71 runs. He put up a very impressive 64:86 walk-to-strikeout ratio, showing excellent bat control. He also led the majors in successful sacrifice hits for the second straight season. He hit .275 in 17 postseason games.

The Diamondbacks are off to a 4–5 start to the season, trying to show that their World Series appearance last year was no fluke.

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