Nick Ahmed lands on D-Backs’ injured list for undisclosed injury

LOS ANGELES – The Diamondbacks lost shortstop Nick Ahmed to the injured list on Monday for an undisclosed reason, which likely means he has been caught in COVID-19 protocols.

The Diamondbacks replaced him on the roster with infielder Jake Hager, though Geraldo Perdomo is expected to get the bulk of the action at shortstop in Ahmed’s absence.

Ahmed becomes the third Diamondbacks player to miss time due to COVID. Relievers JB Wendelken and Mark Melancon missed time starting on the club’s second road trip of the season.

Ahmed has been dealing with recurring shoulder issues in recent days, so it is possible the downtime could help him recover. Ahmed missed the first 13 games of the season after receiving cortisone shots in his shoulder during spring training. That said, Lovullo stressed that the shoulder was not the reason Ahmed was headed to the injured list on Monday.

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