Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen to start Tuesday vs. Oakland Athletics

Feb 28, 2021; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen (23) throws to the Colorado Rockies in the first inning during the spring training opener at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK

Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen will start on Tuesday at home against the Oakland Athletics, manager Torey Lovullo said.

Gallen suffered a hairline fracture in his right forearm while taking batting practice and has yet to pitch in the regular season after a standout 2020 campaign.

Gallen, 25, posted 3-2 mark with a 2.75 ERA and fanned 82 batters in 72 innings last season, ultimately finishing ninth in Cy Young voting.

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The Diamondbacks acquired Gallen from the Miami Marlins at the 2019 trade deadline in exchange for Jazz Chisholm, now a starting second baseman for Miami.

–Field Level Media