Injuries to Melancon, C. Martin add uncertainty to Diamondbacks bullpen

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Right-hander Mark Melancon is dealing with a right shoulder injury that is expected to force him onto the injured list to open the season, Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Mike Hazen said, and right-hander Corbin Martin walked off the mound in pain on Wednesday night with what the club is calling right shoulder discomfort.

Melancon had been having trouble bouncing back from appearances and ultimately was sent for testing, Hazen said, adding that the extent of the injury is not yet known. Manager Torey Lovullo said Melancon is seeking multiple opinions.

Martin, meanwhile, winced in pain after throwing a breaking ball on his 11th pitch of the night in the fourth inning. He doubled over in pain and was quickly tended to by trainers.

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