Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 5/7/13
LOS ANGELES -- An elbow injury and a mild concussion conspired to keep Didi Gregorius playing time to a minimum early this year, but it appears that is about to change. The Diamondbacks acquired Gregorius to be their shortstop of the future, and the future is closing quickly. Gregorius extended his season-long hitting streak to nine games in the D-backs 9-2 victory over the Dodgers on Monday, singling and scoring twice from the the No. 2 spot in the batting order while making his second career start against a left-hander. Both indicate that the D-backs believe Gregorius is ready for more. Hes everything we hoped for and more, general manager Kevin Towers said before the game. If hes healthy and playing well, he is probably going to be out playing quite a bit. Gregorius start against lefty Chris Capuano may be more telling than the spot in the lineup. A left-handed hitter, Gregorius only other previous start against a lefty was against the Giants' Madison Bumgarner. Regulars play...
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