D-backs SP Weaver exits with forearm tightness

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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver exited Sunday’s 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants with forearm tightness after pitching five innings of six-hit ball.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the severity of Weaver’s injury wasn’t immediately known.

“We’re going to obviously continue to evaluate him,” Lovullo said. “He may be potentially a little banged up right now. If that’s the case, it’ll be an opportunity for somebody else to step up.”

Weaver said he left the game for precautionary reasons. He felt the cold weather may have been a factor in the injury. Arizona had a 6-1 lead when he left the game.

“With the conditions, and how the game was shaping up, I just felt like in my best interest going forward, play it safe,” Weaver said.

The 25-year-old right-hander said he experienced discomfort throwing his changeup. He felt his mechanics were a bit off.

“I felt like I was rushing, so sometimes you just put your arm in a spot that’s just a little bit funky,” Weaver said.

Weaver spent his first three years in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals, before being traded along with Andy Young and Carson Kelly to the Diamondbacks for Paul Goldschmidt.

Weaver’s sporting a career-best 3.14 ERA in 57 1/3 innings pitched so far this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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