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Jul 14, 2024 0 0 0 0
Jul 13, 2024 1 2 0 0 3
Jul 12, 2024 1 0 0 2 3.5
Jul 11, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
Jul 10, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5

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Alek Thomas was the Diamondbacks' Opening Day center fielder last season, but he got off to such a poor start that he found himself back in the minors by mid-May. The speedy youngster returned following a month-long stint on the farm and started out hot at the dish, but he eventually slowed down and wound up slashing only .245/.282/.395 with seven home runs and six stolen bases over his final 86 games. Arizona continued to ride with Thomas' glove during their surprise postseason run and it was rewarded with four long balls. Some improvement from Thomas is a reasonable expectation given his pedigree, but a .290 xWOBA, 4.7 percent walk rate and .435 OPS versus lefties don't provide much encouragement. The good news is Thomas' defensive work should give him a little leash.

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2024 311.9 6 2 11 2 1 .188
2023 2271.8 51 9 39 19 9 .230
2022 2081.8 45 8 39 22 4 .231
3y Avg. 2151.8 48 8 39 20 6 .230
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Idle against lefty

    Thomas is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. The lefty-hitting Thomas will take a seat for the series finale while the Blue Jays bring southpaw Yusei Kikuchi to the hill. Jake McCarthy will fill in for Thomas in center field.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Not starting Thursday

    Thomas isn't in Arizona's lineup versus Atlanta on Thursday. Thomas started in the first three games of the series against Atlanta and tallied just one hit in 11 plate appearances. Jake McCarthy has the start in center field and is batting fifth.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: In lineup against lefty

    Thomas started in center field and went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Atlanta. This was the first time the Diamondbacks faced a left-handed starter since Thomas was activated off the injured list. His struggles against southpaws -- a career .449 OPS -- has led to manager Torey Lovullo sitting him against lefties in previous years, but Thomas got the start over Corbin Carroll. Part of that could be due to the need for Thomas to get at-bats; he has just 39 plate appearances in 2024.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: On bench Saturday

    Thomas is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres. Thomas will get the day off Saturday after making back-to-back starts in center field. The 24-year-old is 2-for-12 at the plate with a grand slam and a stolen base since being activated from the IL on July 2. Jake McCarthy will bat sixth and play center field Saturday.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Swipes first bag

    Thomas went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Thursday's 9-3 win over the Dodgers. Thomas returned to the lineup after getting a day off Wednesday. The day off was likely due to manager Torey Lovullo easing Thomas back into the lineup following a three-month absence while on the injured list. The outfielder doesn't have a history as a high-volume base stealer, but Thomas could help in that category. He's stolen between nine and 15 bases in each of his five seasons in the Diamondbacks organization.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Back from injured list

    The Diamondbacks reinstated Thomas (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday. Thomas suffered a left hamstring strain during the fourth game of the season, and multiple setbacks have contributed to his three-month absence. Now, after playing in 10 rehab games between the Arizona Complex League and Triple-A, the 24-year-old outfielder has been cleared to return to the big-league roster. It's possible the D-backs have him sit occasionally as he gets used to facing MLB pitchers again, but he'll almost certainly reclaim his role as Arizona's primary center fielder. Blaze Alexander was optioned to Triple-A Reno in a corresponding move.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: At least one more rehab game

    Thomas (hamstring) will remain with Triple-A Reno and play another game Tuesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. After playing Tuesday, the team will reassess whether Thomas is ready to be activated. He sustained the injury during the fourth game of the season and has missed three months because of it. Thomas was originally anticipated to return in early May, but his rehab was paused twice since then.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Being evaluated for activation

    The Diamondbacks will assess Sunday whether Thomas (hamstring) is ready to be activated from the 10-day injured list, MLB.com reports. Thomas played in rehab games Friday and Saturday for Triple-A Reno. He started in center field and played nine innings on both occasions. The outfielder has a combined 32 plate appearances while on his rehab assignment and is hitting .310/.344/.483 between stops with Reno and the rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Plays back-to-back days

    Thomas (hamstring) started in center field and played seven innings for Triple-A Reno on Wednesday. Thomas played in the field on back-to-back days, bolstering the Diamondbacks' hopes of having him rejoin the parent club this weekend against the Athletics. Per Arizona assistant general manager Mike Fitzgerald, the outfielder will play Friday and Saturday for the Aces. After that, he could return to the Diamondbacks, per Alex Weiner of Arizona Sports. Thomas is 1-for-7 in two games at Reno and 8-for-20 overall on the current rehab assignment, including a stint at the Arizona Complex League.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Could rejoin team this weekend

    Thomas (hamstring) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno on Tuesday and could rejoin the Diamondbacks this weekend, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Thomas began what is expected to be the final stage of his rehab assignment, playing seven innings in center field while going 1-for-3 with an RBI for Reno. The outfielder has 18 plate appearances thus far on rehab, with most of those coming in the Arizona Complex League. He could get more looks against advanced pitching while with the Aces over the next two days before potentially rejoining Arizona on Friday in time for the weekend series against the Athletics.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Resuming rehab assignment Friday

    Thomas (hamstring) is scheduled to resume his rehab assignment Friday in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. After going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the third game of his current rehab assignment in the ACL on Monday, Thomas reported what Arizona manager Torey Lovullo termed as "general soreness." Fortunately for Thomas, he looks to have avoided a setback, and he'll be back in action Friday with the soreness having subsided. Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona adds that Thomas is also scheduled to play in an ACL game Saturday, and if all goes well, the outfielder could shift his rehab assignment to a higher-level affiliate next week. Thomas has been on the shelf since April 1 with a strained left hamstring and was pulled off his initial rehab assignment in early May after he experienced renewed discomfort.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Rehab assignment paused

    Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday that Thomas' (hamstring) rehab assignment has been paused due to "general soreness," Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Lovullo added that he's "very" optimistic Thomas will be able to resume the rehab assignment later this week, so it would appear this isn't a significant setback. Thomas had a bigger setback back in early May with his left hamstring, an injury which has kept him on the shelf all season. The goal has been for Thomas to be activated June 25 at the start of a homestand, but that date might be pushed back a bit now even if he's able to resume playing rehab games this weekend.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Plays field Saturday

    Thomas (hamstring) started in center field and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored Saturday in a rehab game with the Diamondbacks' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate. Thomas played the second game of a rehab assignment and first in the field. He tested the hamstring, moving up a base on two wild pitches before scoring on an infield groundout. Thomas was eventually removed after three plate appearances and five innings. He'll be off Sunday before playing a third game in the ACL on Monday, then he'll move to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks are aiming for his return June 25, when the team begins its next home stand.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Begins rehab assignment

    Thomas (hamstring) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a home run in the Arizona Complex League on Thursday. Thomas opened a rehab assignment as the DH and received three plate appearances as the leadoff hitter before being removed for a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. He did not play Friday. Per Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Thomas will likely move to Triple-A Reno to continue his rehab, and he could potentially return at some point this coming week.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Running bases

    Thomas (hamstring) ran the bases with cleats Saturday, Jesse Friedman of GoPHNX.com reports. Thomas endured a setback during the recovery from a left hamstring strain in late May, and after being shut down from running, he resumed running the bases Saturday. He's expected to begin a rehab assignment next week, but manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday that Thomas won't need many games before being activated considering how many at-bats he's taken while on the injured list.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Takes at-bats Friday

    Thomas (hamstring) took five at-bats at the Diamondbacks' training facility Friday, Alex Weiner of Arizona Sports reports. This was Thomas' first activity of any kind after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection Monday. The outfielder was on a path to be activated; however, Thomas suffered a setback in the days leading up to a potential activation. The next step is for Thomas to be cleared for full baseball activity.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Held out of Monday's lineup

    Thomas (hamstring) is absent from the lineup for Monday's contest against the Yankees. Thomas was lifted after three innings of Sunday's 5-1 win over the Rockies due to left hamstring tightness. The Diamondbacks haven't yet indicated that Thomas might require a stint on the injured list, but the team could offer an update on his status later Monday. Jake McCarthy will pick up his first start of the season Monday in right field while Thomas is on the bench.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Dealing with hamstring injury

    Thomas exited Sunday's series finale with the Rockies due to left hamstring tightness, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Thomas was forced out of the contest in the third inning with what is now understood to be a hamstring injury. The outfielder will likely be considered day-to-day for the time being with the Diamondbacks starting a four-game series with the Yankees on Monday.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Exits early versus Rockies

    Thomas (undisclosed) was removed from Sunday's contest against the Rockies in the fourth inning, Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona reports. Thomas was replaced in the outfield by Jake McCarthy following the bottom of the third inning, and McCarthy will bat seventh for Arizona for the remainder of the contest. It's unclear what is ailing Thomas, and more information on his status will likely be provided following the conclusion of Sunday's matchup.
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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: In lineup against lefty

    Thomas started in center field and batted eighth Thursday, going 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a 16-1 win over the Rockies on Opening Day. The 23-year-old struggled against left-handers last season, but he got the start against Kyle Freeland to kick off 2024 with Randal Grichuk (ankle) on the IL to begin the year. Thomas had one hit in three plate appearances total against southpaws Thursday, but it's unclear if the Diamondbacks plan a strict platoon with him, as had just 81 plate appearances against left-handers in 2023. Until Grichuk gets healthy though, Arizona doesn't have an outfielder on its bench who hits from the right side.
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