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D-backs shortstop Nick Ahmed chooses to have shoulder surgery

Apr 27, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed plans to undergo right shoulder surgery in hopes of returning to the team at some point this season, manager Torey Lovullo told reporters Monday.

Ahmed was put on Arizona’s 60-day injured list last week after playing in just 17 games thus far this season.

Shoulder troubles have been a theme for Ahmed, who played much of the 2021 season despite being plagued with lingering issues. He was placed on the IL in the season’s final week with inflammation in his throwing arm.

Ahmed, 32, is hitting .231 with three home runs and seven RBIs this season. He has been the D-backs’ primary starting shortstop since 2018. In 2019, he put up a career-high 19 homers and 82 RBIs.

Since entering the big leagues in 2014 with Arizona, Ahmed owns a .236/.290/.382 batting line with 68 home runs and 305 RBIs in 816 games.

Geraldo Perdomo, 22, has already gotten 43 starts at shortstop this season in helping fill in for Ahmed, who also missed time dealing with shoulder pain at the start of this season and landed on the COVID-19 list in mid-May.

–Field Level Media