Patrick Corbin Injury: Updates on Diamondbacks Pitcher's Elbow and Return

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IMarch 16, 2014

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Updates from Tuesday, Mar. 25

The Diamondbacks wished Patrick Corbin a speedy recovery from surgery:

Steve Gilbert of provides an update on Corbin's injury and recovery:

Updates from Monday, Mar. 24

Jack Macgruder of Fox Sports Arizona has the latest on Patrick Corbin:

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Arizona Diamondbacks ace Patrick Corbin will not be starting the season with the team after suffering an elbow injury during spring training.  

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the news via Twitter on Sunday:

The Diamondbacks' official account confirmed the news:

Corbin spoke about the injury on Sunday (via Bob Nightengale of USA Today):

Following Corbin's outing against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, teammate Miguel Montero spoke about the pitcher, via Zach Buchanan of

He was pretty good. I didn't really notice nothing at all. When he called for the trainers, I thought it was something like his ankle or groin.


If you look at it, his two-strike counts, he couldn't really put them away with his breaking ball like he normally does. He was just kind of floating out there and kind of backing up. (The arm stiffness) might be the reason why.

The extent of the injury hasn't been announced, and there is no word on whether it will require surgery for the 24-year-old lefty. Wade Miley will replace Corbin on the trip to Sydney, Australia, to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report provides his thoughts on who might benefit, highlighting Archie Bradley.  

Bradley just so happens to be the top overall pitching prospect in the MLB, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The 21-year-old has made a name for himself and could break camp for the D-Backs now with Corbin potentially on the shelf.

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But losing Corbin for an extended period of time would be huge. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.41 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 208.1 innings last season. 

The series in Sydney was already being downplayed by the Dodgers. If the team can get Corbin back shortly after the opening series, it shouldn't be an issue moving forward. 


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