Adversity comes in all different shapes and sizes during the course of a 162 game baseball season. Monday, the Diamondbacks were dealt a bit of a blow, when MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt left the team and returned to Phoenix to be examined for an injury.
#Dbacks manager Torey Lovullo says Paul Goldschmidt is dealing with right elbow issues and is returning to Phoenix for an MRI.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 4, 2017
Goldschmidt is having a MVP season, 33hrs. 109 rbis, and a .314 batting average. His defense at first base has been spectacular too.
The injury comes at a time when the team is playing their best baseball of the season. The Diamondbacks have won 10 straight games and hold a 6-and-a-half game lead over Colorado for the NL Wild Card. More to be added as details become available.