Diaz left Monday's game after fouling a ball off his face in the ninth inning and subsequently missed Tuesday's game after going to the hospital Monday night for additional tests. He will be out of the lineup for the second straight day, with Greg Garcia starting his sixth game at shortstop this season. Diaz will likely miss a couple more games while his swelling goes down.
Story missed Monday's game after being hit by a pitch Sunday, and after re-injuring the finger in an at-bat yesterday, he won't start Wednesday to give him two days of rest with an off day Thursday. Christhian Adames will fill in at shortstop in Story's absence.
With Ahmed out of the lineup, Jean Segura will move to shortstop and Phil Gosselin will cover second base. Ahmed, who's 7-for-16 over the last seven days, will likely return to the lineup Friday when Arizona faces Johnny Cueto and the Giants.
Since the Reds have been working to get Jose Peraza frequent appearances in the lineup, he'll take Cozart's spot at shortstop for Wednesday's outing. While Cozart will likely remain Cincinnati's primary option at shortstop, he may get more days off as Peraza acclimates to The Show.
Crawford is a red-hot 5-for-10 with seven RBI over his past two games. He is still without a home run this month, but he has an amazing 20 RBI in 24 games (22 starts). Crawford has just six home runs this year and looks like he won't be able to match his career high of 21, set last year, unless he hits an extended hot streak soon.
X-rays on Story's finger were negative after he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Sunday's game, and he will return Tuesday after missing just one start. He has been batting out of the five-hole more of late but will bat second against lefty J.A. Happ on Tuesday. Story is batting .272/.372/.506 against left-handed pitching so far this season.
Diaz was involved in a scary incident Monday in which he fouled a ball off his face and required a trip to the hospital. He's out of the lineup for Tuesday's contest and he'll likely miss a couple more games while the swelling near his eye goes down. Greg Garcia will likely see an uptick in playing time for the next few days while Diaz is sidelined.
Diaz fouled a ball off his face in the ninth inning of Monday's game and although the team does not think he has a fracture, he'll likely miss a game or two as the swelling subsides. Greg Garcia, who's making his fifth start at shortstop this season, looks to see an uptick in playing time while Diaz is sidelined.
Randolph will be seeing his first action since late-April. He has been sidelined with a left shoulder strain.
Russell has seen playing time in the Cubs' last 17 games so he'll get the night off Javier Baez gets his 10th start at shortstop this year. Russell has gone hitless in his last two games but still sports a .308 average over his last 26 at-bats due to eight hits he picked up in the five games prior.