Arizona Diamondbacks left-hand pitcher Patrick Corbin, who was scheduled to start next Saturday’s season opener, was diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his pitching arm, according to an article mysanantonio.com. Corbin, an All-Star as a rookie last year, is getting a second opinion from noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews, but could require season-ending surgery.
Aside from Corbin’s injury, the Diamondbacks are on their way to Australia to open the season.
After a spring training game on Sunday, March 16, the team boarded their plane for a 15-hour-long flight to Sydney, Australia.
Because of this trip to Australia, the Diamondbacks opened spring training early this season. When they return, the team will have many spring games before getting back to games that count.
The Diamondbacks will play an exhibition game against an Australian national squad before opening their seasons with games against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23.