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NL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
94-58 7-3 W1
81-72 6-4 W5
76-77 3-7 L3
75-78 8-2 W7
56-96 5-5 L4

2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .212 2 17 .560 5

Top Nick Ahmed News

  • Nick Ahmed: Hits open market

    The Diamondbacks released Ahmed on Saturday.

    As anticipated, Ahmed went unclaimed off waivers after being designated for assignment last week, as none of baseball's other 29 teams were willing to pick up the money remaining on the four-year, $32.5 million extension he signed in February 2020. Ahmed's 10-year run in Arizona thus comes to an end, though the 33-year-old could draw interest on the open market for clubs in need of a reserve shortstop. Ahmed slashed .212/.257/.303 with two home runs and five stolen bases in 210 plate appearances for Arizona this season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Designated for assignment

    The Diamondbacks designated Ahmed for assignment Wednesday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Ahmed will be pushed off the 40-man roster in order to clear space for top prospect Jordan Lawlar's arrival. Ahmed posted just a .560 OPS across 210 plate appearances in the majors this season, and he's unlikely to return to the big leagues if he goes unclaimed off waivers.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Can't deliver in loss

    Ahmed went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Colorado.

    Ahmed had a couple of chances with runners in scoring position but was unable to deliver against the team with the worst record in the National League. The shortstop has just one hit in 22 at-bats over the last 10 games. Ahmed, who has a career .739 OPS against left-handers, was in the lineup against Colorado southpaw Kyle Freeland, but the shortstop's season OPS against lefties fell to .404 following the loss.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Provides insurance in win

    Ahmed went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Atlanta.

    Ahmed doubled home a run in the sixth inning then singled in another in the eighth. Those proved to be key insurance runs when Atlanta scored in the seventh and ninth innings. The emergence of Geraldo Perdomo, who typically starts against righties, has limited Ahmed's opportunities, but the 33-year-old started against righty Charlie Morton on Wednesday. He's slashing .311/.364/.459 against right-handers in 2023.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Doubles, steals, scores in loss

    Ahmed went 1-for-2 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays.

    Ahmed doubled, stole third and raced home on a wild pitch in the second inning to give Arizona an early 2-0 lead, the only time the Diamondbacks held a lead during a three-game sweep by Toronto. Ahmed was later pinch hit for against righty Trevor Richards. The switch-hitting Geraldo Perdomo gets the bulk of the starts at shortstop, with Ahmed typically in the lineup against lefties only.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Doubles in loss

    Ahmed went 1-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Rays.

    Ahmed was in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay righty Zach Eflin. The shortstop typically doesn't start against right-handers, but the Diamondbacks have seen a string of them lately. His previous start was a week ago, June 22, also against a righty. Ahmed has just 30 plate appearances during the month of June, and the job share between he and Geraldo Perdomo that started the season now tilts heavily in favor of the latter.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Cranks second homer

    Ahmed went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

    Ahmed got the Diamondbacks on the board with a two-out, two-run homer in the second inning and has now hit safely in three straight contests. The long ball was only his second of the season as the shortstop continues to split time at the position with Geraldo Perdomo, with the former starting predominantly against left-handed pitching. Ahmed will now look to extend his hitting streak to four games after previously going hitless in six straight.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Snaps hitless slide

    Ahmed went 1-for-4 in Monday's 5-2 win over the Marlins.

    Ahmed's eighth-inning single snapped an 0-for-20 slide, and he's now hitting .227 after showing some life with the bat early in the season. What began as a job-share at shortstop with Geraldo Perdomo has become more of a classic platoon, with the right-handed hitting Ahmed starting against lefties. That Perdomo is a switch hitter and is raking (1.062 OPS) could lead to a reduction in Ahmed's opportunities going forward.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Belts first home run

    Ahmed went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-5 loss to San Diego.

    Ahmed hit the first of back-to-back blasts in the seventh inning for his first round-tripper of the season. So far, so good for Ahmed, who had shoulder surgery in 2022 and has hit well out of the gate. The 33-year-old shortstop is 14-for-36 (.304) with four extra-base hits, three steals, seven RBI and five runs scored. He's not yet taken a walk, which is a trait endemic to the team -- Arizona is last in MLB with 45 walks in 23 games -- but his 17.4 K% is down from 22.2 percent over the last three seasons.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Drives in two, cricket style

    Ahmed went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Cardinals.

    Ahmed was part of Arizona's six-run fourth inning, plating two runs after connecting on a pitch that bounced in the dirt and fell into short left field for a double. The 33-year-old shortstop, who battled a balky shoulder the last two seasons and underwent surgery in June of 2022, is off to a promising start. He's hit safely in eight of 11 games, going 12-for-38 (.316) with six RBI, three steals and four runs scored.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Steals two bags

    Ahmed went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a run and two stolen bases during Sunday's 11-6 win against the Dodgers.

    Ahmed has never posted more than eight steals in any season during his big-league career, but he's already up to three thefts in just six games this year. The 33-year-old is splitting time at shortstop with Geraldo Perdomo, who is off to a hot start in 2023 with a 1.384 OPS.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Provides insurance in return

    Ahmed went 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 6-3 win over the Dodgers.

    Ahmed returned to the lineup after sitting against a pair of right-handers and provided space for the Diamondbacks. The shortstop helped turn a one-run, eighth-inning lead into a more comfortable three-run lead. An infield single plated Evan Longoria, then after stealing his first bag of the season, Ahmed trotted home on Gabriel Moreno's double. He's started at shortstop whenever Arizona faced a lefty, while Geraldo Perdomo got the calls against righties. It's important to note the plan is to bring Ahmed along slowly early in 2023 following last year's shoulder surgery, so he could reclaim a greater share of playing time as the season moves forward.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Sitting against San Diego

    Ahmed is not in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Padres.

    Geraldo Perdomo will take a turn at shortstop and bat eighth against the Padres and right-hander Yu Darvish. Ahmed is 4-for-12 (.333) with one double and one RBI through four games played this season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Sitting Sunday

    Ahmed is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Dodgers.

    Ahmed is 2-for-8 with a double and a run scored through three games and will step out of the lineup Sunday in Los Angeles. Geraldo Perdomo will take over at shortstop and bat eighth in the series finale.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Not starting Friday

    Ahmed isn't in the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

    After doubling and scoring a run Thursday, Ahmed will take a seat Friday in favor of Geraldo Perdomo, who will start at shortstop and bat ninth.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Doubles, scores on Opening Day

    Ahmed went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's 8-2 loss to the Dodgers.

    Ahmed got the start at shortstop Opening Day against Los Angeles lefty Julio Urias, but he could find himself on the bench Friday. That's partially due to manager Torey Lovullo wanting to get the switch-hitting Geraldo Perdomo in against righty Dustin May, but also because Ahmed, who underwent shoulder surgery last season, will not be an everyday player early on.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Not an everyday player early

    Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Ahmed is not likely to play every day early in the season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Ahmed, who is coming off shoulder surgery, will be eased into the year while the team keeps young shortstop Geraldo Perdomo active. It's unclear how the job-share will shake out over the course of the season. Perdomo's bat slumped over the course of 148 games and 500 plate appearances while filling in for Ahmed in 2022 and the former might not be ready for an everyday gig at this point.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Makes spring debut

    Ahmed went 1-for-3 in Monday's spring game against the Royals.

    Ahmed made his Cactus League debut after missing a week due to forearm tightness. He struck out in his first two plate appearances before singling his third time through. His return to game action kicks off shortstop watch in camp. Ahmed, who turns 33 next week, and the 23-year-old Geraldo Perdomo will share the position, though it's unclear how the playing time will be divided.

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  • Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Ready to go Monday

    Ahmed (forearm) is starting at shortstop and batting sixth Monday versus the Royals.

    Ahmed will make his spring training debut Monday after experiencing some inflammation in his right forearm, forcing him to miss the first week-and-a-half of action. The 32-year-old only played in 17 games last season while dealing with injury, producing a .231 average with three homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored over 52 at-bats.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 201 lbs
Birthplace: East Longmeadow, MA
Age: 33
School: Connecticut
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, R