04/19/10 7:49 PM ET
D-backs place Jackson on 15-day DL
Left fielder strained hamstring Sunday in San Diego
By Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com
LaRoche returns to D-backs lineup
PHOENIX -- After missing four consecutive games with a strain in his upper right quadriceps, Adam LaRoche was back in the D-backs lineup Monday for their homestand opener against the Cardinals at Chase Field.LaRoche was back in his accustomed spots at first base and batting fourth. "It wasn't bothering me hitting at all, but I just couldn't full out run," he said prior to batting practice. "It could be worse considering other guys around here." LaRoche said he sustained the injury last Wednesday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles and played through it all game. "I started feeling it early in the game and I think I finished it off running out a double," said LaRoche, who's batting .258 with no homers and five RBIs in nine games. "After that I stayed in, but that just didn't help at all."
Webb continues on long recovery road
PHOENIX -- Brandon Webb was expecting to throw long toss again on Monday before his D-backs played the Cardinals at Chase Field. The injured right-hander was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Sunday, meaning that he's not available to be activated until May 25 at the earliest."I'm just trying to get through it," said Webb, who hasn't thrown in a game in more than a year and is still recovering from surgery last August to clean out his right shoulder. "I'm up to about 110 feet again and maybe in about five days I'll try pitching on flat ground. So far, I'm feeling good. Just a few steps forward, a few back. There's nothing you can do about it." Webb had thrown a number of bullpens early in Spring Training, but hasn't worked off a mound since his arm felt lifeless during a session in Tucson on March 4. There's no timetable for his return.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.