The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday the All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt left the team from Los Angeles and is headed back to Arizona to get an MRI on his elbow.
#Dbacks manager Torey Lovullo says Paul Goldschmidt is dealing with right elbow issues and is returning to Phoenix for an MRI.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 4, 2017
Dbacks beat writer Steve Gilbert reports Goldschmidt had been feeling discomfort in his elbow since the beginning of their last series in Colorado.
Goldschmidt reportedly wanted to play through the discomfort, but the Dbacks staff had him return to Phoenix for the MRI.
#Dbacks Goldschmidt expected to return to LA tomorrow following the MRI. Could play depending on how MRI goes.
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) September 4, 2017
Goldschmidt is hitting .313 with 33 home runs and 109 RBI this season and is a strong candidate for the NL MVP award.
Goldschmidt has 996 career hits, just four hits shy of the 1,000 mark.
The Dbacks have also won 10 games in a row leading into their game Monday against the Dodgers, the second longest streak in team history.
Goldschmidt's talent is especially missed during a series against the Dodgers. He is hitting .325 in his career at Dodgers Stadium and has more home runs (28) and RBI (90) against the Dodgers since his league debut in 2011 than any other major league player.