After aggravating his left shoulder on another check swing in the sixth inning against the Marlins Saturday, Sexson has been placed on the 15-day DL for the second time this season.
Sexson, who played every inning of every game last season for the Brewers, goes on the shelf with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 23 games, with a .578 slugging percentage - power numbers the Diamondbacks will find hard to replace in his absence. Shea Hillenbrand will get the lion's share of time at first base in the meantime.
Diamondbacks' first baseman Richie Sexson was placed back on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday after re-injuring his left shoulder while checking his swing during Saturday's loss to the Marlins. It's the same way he injured his shoulder in the first place. Sexson sustained a dislocated shoulder and torn muscle back on April 28 and was supposed to be sidelined six weeks. He came back after three and didn't even make it through two games. "He basically aggravated the same injury," Diamondbacks head athletic trainer Paul Lessard told the team's web site. "He said he felt it slide on him and felt the pain through the shoulder." He will be re-examined by team physician Michael Lee on Monday.
The fear is that Sexson may have done even more extensive damage to his labrum and that surgery may be needed to repair the area. There is no timetable for his return just yet, but you can be sure he won't be rushing back this time. Fantasy owners should make plans to be without him indefinitely.
Good luck guys. Luckily, Sexon is not part of any of my teams.