The Arizona Diamondbacks underwent a makeover in the offseason.
After a lot of talk, they finally traded Justin Upton, sending the 25-year-old outfielder to the Atlanta Braves, acquiring Martin Prado in the process.
The Diamondbacks gave up on that magnificent yet inconsistent talent in a bid to transform the team into a scrappy, tough, aggressive unit that relies more on contact hitting than home runs, coupled with a solid rotation and a substantially beefed up bullpen.
Unfortunately for Arizona, an injury has slowed the rebuilding plans.
One of the most important components is speedy rookie Adam Eaton, the center fielder and leadoff batter who had a tremendous spring until a slight ligament tear in his throwing arm left him sidelined for the first six to eight weeks of the season.
''I'd be lying if I didn't say that was a blow,'' general manager Kevin Towers said. ''I mean, he's kind of an igniter. We kind of feed off his energy and the way he plays the game. A good part of p...