Kettle Marte leaves the Diamondbacks match early with apparent leg injury

Diamondbacks midfielder Kettle Marte left tonight’s game against the Rockies in the sixth inning with an apparent right leg injury, Zach Buchanan from the Athletic and Steve Gilbert of were among those to pass on. Marte ran to first place after hitting a ball to the ground when he stopped in favor of his hamstring area. He was helped off the field by trainer and manager Torey Lovullo.

Needless to say, any significant injury to Marte would be a massive blow. The 27-year old earned an All-Star roster and finished fourth in the 2019 National League MVP voting after setting up a great .329 / .389 / .592 line with 32 homers in 628 at bats. Marte only published average figures in 2020, but he has made a thrilling start this season. In the first six games for Arizona, he hits .462 / .500 / .846 with two homers and four doubles.

Marte was replaced in the outfield by Josh VanMeter, who took over with Locastro team move to the center. The D-Backs currently have no suspected starting right fielder Kole Calhoun, who is recovering from knee surgery in early March.