PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks placed shortstop Didi Gregorius on the seven-day disabled list Sunday as he continues to recuperate from a Friday night beaning. Left fielder Jason Kubel was activated from the disabled list to fill the roster.
Gregorius had not been medically cleared to play as of Sundays game, which was the deadline for the D-backs to use the seven-day list retroactively. Gregorius will be eligible to return Saturday.
Kubel hit third against the Rockies in his first game back from a strained right quadriceps suffered the first weekend of the season and immediately made his presence felt, throwing out a runner at the plate in the top of the first inning.
Gregorius, who was was struck in the right temple by a Josh Outman pitch Friday, has passed an initial impact test, manager Kirk Gibson said, the first stage of a return protocol for players who have suffered concussion-like symptoms.
The next step is taking a 20-question test designed to assess cognitive response,...