2009 Diamondbacks Injury Report

Conor Jackson missed 129 games (Getty Images)

Everyone knows that Brandon Webb's shoulder and Conor Jackson's Valley Fever were primary reasons that the Arizona Diamondbacks fell well below their expectations for the 2009 season. Those injuries were but two of many that derailed the D-backs, however. We have the full list.

Thirteen D-backs missed a total of 735 games due to time spent on the disabled list this season.  The number is actually higher if you include the retroactive date used once the players were put on the DL.  Teams are only allowed to use a retroactive date if a player has not played since the retroactive date.

Player Injury Dates (Retroactive) Games on DL
RHP Tom Gordon Right Elbow 4/4 (3/27) - 4/27 18
RHP Tom Gordon Left Hamstring 5/4 - 8/11 89
RHP Max Scherzer Right Shoulder 4/4 (3/29) - 4/14 7
RHP Brandon Webb Right Shoulder 4/13 (4/7) - 10/4 156
SS Stephen Drew Left Hamstring 4/26 (4/25) - 5/12 16
1B Tony Clark Right Hand Ligament 5/6 (5/5) - 6/19 41
RHP Yusmeiro Petit Right Shoulder 5/9 - 7/3 50
OF Conor Jackson Valley Fever 5/12 - 10/4 129
INF Chad Tracy Right Oblique 5/30 - 6/30 28
C Chris Snyder Lower Back Strain 6/23 - 7/28 30
C Chris Snyder Lower Back Pain 8/29 (8/27) - 10/4 33
OF Eric Byrnes Left Hand Fracture 6/25 - 9/5 64
OF Justin Upton Right Oblique Strain 8/6 - 8/25 18
LHP Scott Schoeneweis Depression 8/11 - 9/7 25
RHP Chad Qualls Left Knee 8/31 - 10/4 31

Players still disabled at season's end:

Brandon Webb (right shoulder cleanup surgery in August 2009) is not scheduled to begin throwing until November. He will not have thrown off a mound by the time the D-backs must pick up his $8.5 million option, five days after the World Series ends.

Conor Jackson (valley fever) worked out in the D-Backs' Instructional League facility in September and is scheduled to play winter ball.

Chris Snyder (microdiscectomy) is expected to be 100 percent when spring training begins after undergoing the same surgery LHP Randy Johnson has had three times.

Chad Qualls (left knee surgery in September 2009) is expected to be ready for spring training.

Minor league right-hander Jarrod Parker (right elbow soreness) was throwing in the Arizona Instructional League program after being shut down the final month of the Class AA Mobile season. He could be a candidate for the 2010 rotation if healthy, but could also undergo surgery if he continues to feel abnormal soreness.


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