Peralta's wrist fine after aggressive plays

Peralta's wrist fine after aggressive plays

SAN FRANCISCO -- Saturday night, D-backs right fielder David Peralta dove for a ball and got up holding his surgically repaired right wrist.

Then Sunday afternoon he tumbled into the stands trying to catch a fly ball.

Peralta came out of both instances without injury, but that doesn't mean there weren't some anxious moments among his teammates and the Arizona coaching staff.

"You don't want to take somebody's aggressiveness away, but our hearts skipped a collective beat in the dugout yesterday when we saw him tumble into the stands," D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said before Monday's game vs. the Giants. "The fact that he got up and did what he did, shook it off and continued playing in the game, it sent a great message to the team that we're here together, we're here to battle together despite any type of circumstance. You don't want guys to play defensive baseball because that's when situations pop up."

The wrist is of particular concern when it comes to Peralta as he was limited to 48 games last year mainly due to that injury, which he suffered diving for a ball.

"My wrist is good," Peralta said. "It's just when I dove for that ball, I felt it jam, but it's all good. I feel like after the surgery, anything aggressive that I do with my wrist is going to feel different. It's going to feel weird. That's why in the moment I held it. But then, OK, I was good. I needed a moment to see if everything was good. For me, I still have that thing in my mind -- you know, diving was the way I hurt myself. But in those situations there's nothing I can do. It's just reacting in the moment and my first reaction is to help the team and make the catch."

Injury updates: A trio of D-backs pitchers continue making progress in their return from injury.

Jake Barrett will throw an inning in extended spring training Tuesday, his first game action since reporting to Spring Training with some shoulder discomfort.

Rubby De La Rosa, who is trying to return from an elbow issue that cut short his 2016 season, will throw an inning in extended spring Wednesday.

Minor Leaguer Steve Hathaway (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a live batting-practice session Tuesday.

"We're not going to rush anybody," Lovullo said when asked about timeframes for return. "I don't think we need to at this point in time. We tell our injured players, from our medical team, if we need to take time on the front end to ensure on the back end nothing takes place, we're going to take that course."

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.