May 22, 2024

Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star Geraldo Perdomo recently underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee after being placed on the injured list on Sunday, according to manager Torey Lovullo’s announcement to reporters on Monday.

Diamondbacks shortstop Geraldo Perdomo to have surgery to repair torn  meniscus in right knee -

The surgery was deemed successful, with Perdomo aiming for a return to the lineup in May. Perdomo had started the season as the Diamondbacks’ shortstop, playing in the first seven games and maintaining a .250 batting average with a double, two RBIs, a .625 OPS, and a 0.1 WAR before his injury on April 3.

As a result of his injury, the 24-year-old infielder was placed on the 10-day injured list by Arizona.

Perdomo, once a top 100 prospect in baseball, made his MLB debut in 2021 and secured the starting shortstop position for the Diamondbacks in 2022. Despite batting below the Mendoza Line, he managed a 0.6 WAR in 148 games. His breakout occurred in 2023, where he hit .246 with a .712 OPS and a 2.3 WAR in 144 games, earning his first career All-Star selection thanks to a strong performance through June 28, with a .296 batting average and .851 OPS.

Although Perdomo’s production waned in the second half of the season, he shone in the playoffs, contributing to the Diamondbacks’ NL pennant victory with a .275 batting average and .754 OPS in 17 postseason appearances.

During Perdomo’s absence, shortstop Kevin Newman has been brought up from Triple-A Reno, boasting a .364 batting average with a 1.044 OPS in six minor league games this season. Since joining the big league roster, Newman has gone 1-for-6 with an RBI.

Additionally, 24-year-old rookie Blaze Alexander will see playing time at shortstop while Perdomo is sidelined. Alexander, batting .292 with a .763 OPS in eight appearances, has also been utilized at second base and designated hitter.

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