When the Diamondbacks acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Cincinnati Reds in the Trevor Bauer trade, many believed that he would be the shortstop of the future for the franchise. Any hopes that the future might be now were put on hold today when it was revealed that the 22-year-old has been shut down for the past month with persistent elbow issues.

Gregorius was examined by the D’backs team physician, Dr. Michael Lee, who suggested that he limit all activity for four weeks after feeling pain during a January throwing session. According to the Bickley and MJ show on Xtra Sports 910 in Phoenix, the problem is with the ulnar collateral ligament in Gregorius’ throwing elbow and while surgery will not be ordered on the elbow now, that it may be an option if it doesn’t heal in the future.