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Regular Season .340 3 12 1.000 1

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Smacks first grand slam

    Alexander went 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Giants.

    Alexander enjoyed the best game of his young career Friday night, driving in five RBI and hitting his first grand slam in the eighth inning. The 24-year-old rookie has filled in admirably since Geraldo Perdomo (knee) was placed on the injured list April 4. Alexander is slashing .340/.404/.596 with three home runs and 12 RBI over his first 52 plate appearances.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Heads to bench in series opener

    Alexander is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Giants.

    Alexander will take a seat for the series opener as the Giants bring ace right-hander Logan Webb to the hill. While the rookie still looks to be the Diamondbacks' preferred option at shortstop while Geraldo Perdomo (knee) is on the shelf, Alexander might have a shorter leash than anticipated while he's experienced some early hiccups defensively. Jace Peterson will cover shortstop Thursday.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Defense becomes issue

    Alexander leads all shortstops with minus-6 outs above average, Alex Weiner of Arizona Sports reports.

    Geraldo Perdomo's knee injury presented an opportunity for Alexander, and while the infielder has hit well, his fielding could cost him starts. He had miscues during the team's road trip in Atlanta, which prompted a meeting with manager Torey Lovullo, who reassured the shortstop that he loves his game but there's work to do. Infield coach Tony Perezchica is confident in Alexander's range but emphasized the need to make the routine plays. Thus far, Alexander hasn't let the defense affect his offense (.286/.359/.457).

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Homers in win

    Alexander went 2-for-2 with a walk and solo home run in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Rockies.

    Alexander bopped his second home run of the season in the second inning and has hit safely in four consecutive games. He's been the primary fill-in at shortstop since Geraldo Perdomo injured his knee. In the six games since the injury, the righty-hitting Alexander has started five, four against lefties and one against a righty. The lefty-hitting Jace Peterson, who started the one game Alexander didn't, is around and could see action against right-handers. Kevin Newman could also see action in short, but that would counter the organization's desire expressed during spring training to give its prospects consistent at-bats.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Regular role could await

    Alexander is expected to see regular starts at shortstop due to Geraldo Perdomo's (knee) expected placement on the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game in Atlanta, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    According to Piecoro, Perdomo tore the meniscus in his right knee Wednesday and needs surgery, which will likely keep him out for at least one month. The righty-hitting Alexander had already been a mainstay in the lineup versus left-handed pitching early on in the season, but the rookie should get the opportunity to face same-handed pitching more frequently while Perdomo is on the mend. Along with Alexander, utility men Jace Peterson and Kevin Newman -- the latter of whom is expected to be called up from Triple-A Reno -- will be candidates for added reps at shortstop. Alexander posted an .865 OPS with eight home runs and two stolen bases over 73 games at Reno last season and has gotten off to a strong start in the big leagues, slashing .278/.350/.444 through his first 20 plate appearances.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Starts at short Saturday

    Alexander started at shortstop and went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 9-8 loss to Atlanta.

    Alexander was added to the starting lineup against lefty Max Fried, as the Diamondbacks are operating without primary shortstop Geraldo Perdomo (knee), who was expected to undergo an MRI on Saturday. Alexander could make a second straight start Sunday with another left-hander -- Chris Sale -- scheduled for Atlanta. The rookie infielder is 5-for-18 with a home run, three RBI and a stolen base with seven strikeouts to begin his MLB career.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Enters late at short

    Alexander entered Friday's loss to Atlanta as a pinch hitter and stayed in the game to play shortstop. He went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts and made a fielding error.

    Alexander's fielding error led to an unearned run as part of Atlanta's two-run ninth inning that tied the game and set up the loss in the extra frame. With primary shortstop Geraldo Perdomo (knee) unavailable, the lefty-hitting Jace Peterson started against a righty and was replaced by Alexander against a lefty reliever. A platoon appears to be the pattern going forward for as long as Perdomo is sidelined. An expected MRI on Saturday should present a clearer indication of Perdomo's status. With a left-hander on the bump Saturday for Atlanta, Alexander could start.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Cracks first homer

    Alexander started at second base and went 1-for-2 with a walk and solo home run in Wednesday's 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Yankees.

    Alexander got the start against a lefty -- no surprise there -- and gave the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead in the second inning with his first MLB homer. The right-handed hitting infielder was later removed in the ninth inning for pinch-hitter Jace Peterson against a righty reliever. Alexander could be needed in the coming days, as shortstop Geraldo Perdomo sustained a knee injury during the 10th inning and is day-to-day. The Diamondbacks are off Thursday and will travel to Atlanta for a weekend series. Right-hander Spencer Strider is the scheduled starter for Atlanta, which means if Perdomo isn't ready, then Arizona manager Torey Lovullo may turn to Peterson for a start.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Batting second Tuesday

    Alexander is starting at designated hitter and batting second in Tuesday's game versus the Yankees, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports.

    Alexander has now been in the lineup each of the three times the Diamondbacks have faced a lefty, but he was down in the No. 7 spot the first two times. The rookie will be elevated to the No. 2 spot in the order with Corbin Carroll getting the night off. Alexander has not made a start against a right-hander.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Productive in win

    Alexander went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Yankees.

    Batting out of the two-hole versus Nestor Cortes on Tuesday, Alexander got the scoring started, driving in Ketel Marte with a base hit in the second inning. He'd proceed to steal second, his first major-league stolen base, before coming around to score on a Eugenio Suarez single. The 24-year-old Alexander has been solid off the bench to start his rookie campaign, going 4-for-10 with a pair of RBI. He slashed .291/.408/.457 with eight home runs and two stolen bases in 73 games with Triple-A Reno last year.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Debuting Thursday

    Alexander will bat seventh and serve as Arizona's designated hitter Thursday against Colorado.

    A strong spring earned Alexander a spot on the Arizona's Opening Day roster, and he'll now be making his MLB debut against left-hander Kyle Freeland with Joc Pederson on the bench. The 24-year-old Alexander slashed .291/.408/.457 with eight home runs and 52 RBI across 305 plate appearances at Triple-A Reno last season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Two hits in debut

    Alexander went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Thursday's 16-1 win over Colorado on Opening Day.

    Alexander started at designated hitter and batted seventh against left-hander Kyle Freeland in his MLB debut after beating out Emmanuel Rivera for the final bench spot. He also played shortstop for the final inning. Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen earlier this spring indicated a preference for the 24-year-old Alexander to get regular at-bats, but that may not happen on the major-league roster with the lefty-hitting Joc Pederson expected to be in the starting lineup against righties. Arizona faces right-hander Cal Quantrill on Friday, which could give an indication of how manager Torey Lovullo plans to use Alexander.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Makes Opening Day roster

    Alexander made the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster, Jesse Friedman of GoPHNX.com reports.

    Alexander made a strong case for the Opening Day roster during spring training, slashing .400/.431/.655 with two homers and eight RBI across 58 plate appearances. The 24-year-old infield prospect will likely grab a seat on the bench while with Arizona, but he could make an occasional start in order to give one of the regular starters a breather.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Makes case for roster

    Alexander started at designated hitter and went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's spring game against Texas.

    Alexander is still hanging around major-league camp and can't be ruled out of a spot on the Opening Day roster. There isn't an everyday home for the prospect, but the infielder is batting .400 with five extra-base hits and three stolen bases through 18 Cactus League games. If he can handle multiple positions and the Diamondbacks are fine with him not getting regular at-bats, Alexander could be added to the roster. He's appeared in games at second base (12), third base (three), designated hitter (two) and shortstop (one).

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Doing what's asked of him

    Alexander started at designated hitter and went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in Saturday's spring game against Cincinnati.

    Alexander has responded to a spring training challenge from Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, who gave the shortstop areas on which to focus in camp, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. "Show us that you're versatile and can play more than one position. Control the at-bats, control the zone, don't worry about hitting home runs, [focus on] gap-to-gap," the manager said at the start of camp. Alexander has played shortstop, second base and third base in Cactus League action, hit to all fields, and compiled a 1.035 OPS over 29 plate appearances. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen, who was effusive about the prospect's spring performance, prefers that Alexander get regular at-bats in the minors, but the 24-year-old infielder could force decision-makers to rethink their plans.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Activated off minor-league IL

    Alexander (thumb) was activated from the minor-league injured list Tuesday at Triple-A Reno, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.

    Alexander suffered a fractured right thumb on a hit-by-pitch back in mid-April and wound up missing exactly two months of minor-league action. The 24-year-old infielder had put up a sensational .458/.618/.792 batting line through 34 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level prior to the lengthy IL stint.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Banged up at Triple-A

    Alexander was placed on the 7-day injured list April 14 at Triple-A Reno with a broken right thumb, Michael McDermott of SI.com reports.

    Alexander sustained the injury in an April 13 game, when he was hit by a pitch in the bill of the helmet before the ball ricocheted into his thumb. The shortstop is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks. The injury is a tough break for the 23-year-old, who was making a strong early case for a promotion to the big leagues by submitting a 1.410 OPS and 8:6 BB:K through his first nine games with Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Optioned to Triple-A level

    Alexander was optioned Friday to Triple-A Reno.

    Alexander was one of seven players in this round of cuts from the major-league side of Diamondbacks camp. The 23-year-old infielder could climb to the majors at some point during the 2023 campaign after slashing .301/.389/.540 with 20 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 98 minor-league games last season. He finished up at Reno.

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  • Diamondbacks' Blaze Alexander: Protected from Rule 5 draft

    Alexander was added to the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    Alexander raked at Double-A Amarillo with a .927 OPS to earn a late-season promotion to Triple-A Reno, and he's now been added to Arizona's 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. The 23-year-old could make his big-league debut sometime next year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 160 lbs
Birthplace: Cape Coral, FL
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R