UPDATE: The D'Backs have placed Didi Gregorius on the special 7-day DL (retroactive to April 27) with a mild concussion, the team has announced.
The shortstop reported that everything checked out on the CT scan taken after Friday's game, but apparently team doctors didn't agree. Gregorius was hit in the head by a pitch from Josh Outman in the seventh inning on Friday.
Outfielder Jason Kubel, who was out with strained left quad, has been activated from the DL to take Gregorius' roster spot.
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The rookie shortstop led off the seventh inning against Outman, who was starting his second inning of work in relief of
Gregorius is day-to-day with a contusion to his right temple at this point, but he will undergo further testing to determine if he has a concussion. According to Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson, the 23-year-old was given a written concussion test after he left the game and he passed it. However, if a CT scan reveals a concussion, he may still be placed on the seven-day DL that was created for such injuries.
The Diamondbacks are 13-10 on the season and currently tied for second in the NL West with the San Francisco Giants. Gregorius has been a revelation at shortstop after taking over the primary shortstop role from Cliff Pennington in after his April 18 call-up. In 30 plate appearances, he has hit .407/.448/.778.