PHOENIX It is only a small stretch to believe that we might have seen Chris Young's last start in a Diamondbacks home uniform Tuesday.
It is far from a certainty, of course, but it cannot be ignored.
When Young was forced to leave the D-backs' 3-2 victory over San Diego after aggravating his right quadriceps injury two pitches into the game Tuesday, the possibility hung in the air.
For one, it took Young 14 days to return to the lineup after suffering the injury Sept. 3 in San Francisco, and the regular season has 15 days left to run.
In the greater context, both Young and Justin Upton said last week they believe the D-backs will trade from their outfield strength this offseason because of the depth not only here but on the way expect A.J. Pollock to arrive Wednesday after winning the Triple-A championship with Class AAA Reno on Tuesday night.
All-Stars Young and Upton would generate a lot of interest if they hit the market, Upton more so than Young, and rookie Adam ...