Diamondbacks activate Nick Ahmed from IL

Last week, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said his vote was for shortstop Nick Ahmed to go on a rehab assignment before returning from shoulder discomfort that sidelined him early in spring training.

But Friday afternoon at Chase Field, there Ahmed was, standing beside his locker and preparing to make the first start of his ninth big league season.

“It feels good, getting ready to go,” Ahmed said.

Ahmed received a cortisone shot a little under a month ago and started feeling relief a week later, setting the course for him to play extended spring training games at Salt River Fields. For the past week, that’s what he’s done, playing seven innings in the field each day and getting 42 at-bats, according to Lovullo.

“I just felt like I got what I needed,” Ahmed said. “The pitching, it wasn’t big league pitching over there, but I got enough at-bats to feel confident and ready to go.”

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