Paul Goldschmidt gets back on track, breaks Diamondbacks’ record

The joke appears to be over in Arizona as Paul Goldschmidt has rediscovered his form.
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Goldschmidt, an annual NL MVP contender, got off to a woeful start this season, batting under.200 late in May. But the Diamondbacks’ slugger has collected seven hits in his last two games, raising his average to.233.

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The slugger returned a month earlier than expected from a shoulder injury, which cut his 2017 season short, but he has struggled since. The report says, The Mets are at least considering whether he would benefit from a minor league stint to try to get his swing right.

The move would be contingent on the health of Yoenis Cespedes as he is currently in a minor league rehab assignment. The Mets hoped Cespedes would return Tuesday in Atlanta, but Authentic Shabazz Napier Jersey he left a minor-league rehab game with right quad tightness Saturday, so those plans could be in jeopardy.

Although the team is mulling the idea, Conforto pushed back against another minor league stint.

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