canada africa partner reservation Paul Sewald would return from the injured list

Paul Sewald would return from the injured list


Paul Sewald was packing his bags in the clubhouse and preparing for his first road trip of the season. His excitement about his impending return from the injured list was evident in his tone.

“Really good,” Sewald said of how he felt during his most recent rehab visit. “Right now you don’t have to worry about my oblique. It’s just worrying about pitching.”

That was not the case at the end of last month. During a rehab outing with Triple-A Reno, something felt strange in his left oblique, prompting Sewald to say something. As it turned out, there was no cause for concern.

“The only time I ever felt anything there was a torn oblique,” ​​Sewald said. “So my first reaction was, am I still hurt?”

The club sent Sewald for another MRI, which showed the injury had healed.

“It was almost a placebo effect of, ‘Okay, I’m not hurt.’ I’m doing fine,” Sewald said.

Sewald, who pitched an inning in an extended spring training game on Saturday, will take today off, travel with the team to Cincinnati and is expected to be activated ahead of Tuesday’s series opener against the Reds.

Ryne Nelson starts as DBacks look to avoid a sweep against Padres

Right-hander Ryne Nelson has recovered from the injured list and will take over on Sunday as the Diamondbacks look to salvage the final game of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres.

Nelson hasn’t pitched since April 18, the night he was hit on the right elbow by a line drive in San Francisco. A day later he ended up on the injured list.

The timing wasn’t ideal because Nelson had recently started finding a reliable secondary offering in his cutter, a pitch that had taken hitters off his fastball, making it more effective.

Nelson dominated the Padres in his Major League debut in 2022 and pitched well against them again later that September, but he was hit hard by San Diego in 2023, posting a 9.69 ERA in three starts.

The Padres will counter with right-hander Matt Waldron, who gave up four runs in six innings against the Reds in his most recent start.

He faced the Diamondbacks once last season, giving up five runs in five innings on August 19.

Waldron is one of the few pitchers who throws a knuckleball and uses the pitch 35 percent of the time. He throws an average of 123.7 km per hour, which is slightly more difficult than normal. He also throws a 90-91 mph fastball along with a sweeper and cutter.


Monday: Out.

Tuesday: At Cincinnati, 3:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (3-2, 3.38) vs. Reds RHP Frankie Montas (2-2, 4.19).

Wednesday: At Cincinnati, 3:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Jordan Montgomery (1-2, 5.63) vs. Reds RHP Graham Ashcraft (3-1, 3.63).

Thursday: At Cincinnati, 10:10 a.m., Diamondbacks RHP Slade Cecconi (1-2, 4.96) vs. Reds RHP Hunter Greene (1-2, 3.12).