Paul Goldschmidt Is Healthy And Ready To Go


The Arizona Diamondbacks should have a potent line-up this season largely because of the return of Paul Goldschmidt.  After surgery to correct a broken hand suffered near the end of the 2014 campaign, Goldschmidt is approaching this spring like the injury never even happened.

"“I almost forgot I broke it,” Goldschmidt said of his hand. “Honestly, it was a completely normal offseason.”"

According to a report by, the Dbacks first baseman won’t be limited in any way this spring.  Although he plans to wear a protective plan in his surgically repaired hand while in the batters box.

That is great news for the Diamondbacks line-up that has the potential to be productive in 2015.  Mark Trumbo is set to retrun to the Diamiondbacks after winning his arbitration hearing. There are fears that Trumbo is on the downside of his career but that said he still has enough pop to produce 20 homruns.  That will be more than adequate protection for Goldie who will probably hit third in the line-up this season.

Goldie and Mark Trumbo could become a solid 1-2 punch in the middle of the line-up.  Further developement from youngsters Chris Owings and A.J. Pollock could help set the table for the D-backs sluggers.

Goldschimdt could be in line for a monster season.  Before a hand injury forced him to miss 50 games last season, Goldschmidt had 19 home runs and had a sluggers chance to get to the 30 mark for the second consecutive season.  Goldschmidt (28) will look to make up for lost time this season and could make a run at eclipsing the 36 home run mark he set in 2013.  That could make waiting for the Diamondbacks youth movement a little less intolerable and give the fans something to root for.

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