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Every baseball team, and every professional sports team for that matter, deals with injuries. It should never be an acceptable excuse, but sometimes it is reasonable to say that a team had no chance when they might have otherwise because of injuries. That is not the case with this year’s Rockies and it was not the case with last year’s Rockies despite the delusions of assistant GM Bill Geivett, but one still can’t help but notice that every big name on the Rockies has been riddled with an injury at one point or another.
Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer, Jhoulys Chacin, Tyler Chatwood, and Dexter Fowler have all miss extended time. I don’t know what to make of it otherwise, and the Rockies are mediocre for other reasons, but still thought I would mention it. I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’, you know?
Anyhow, tonight’s news is about Fowler and his left knee, which he bruised getting caught stealing second base on Monday night. He remains out of Wednesday’s lineup and will have an MRI:
Between this banged up knee and his busted hand earlier this year, neither of Fowler’s injuries would dub him as injury prone or anything like that. They are just bad luck, fluky plays that happen. But the injuries certainly didn’t help in a season that was already a letdown for Fowler.
It might be that his chance to prove that 2012 was no fluke has been deferred to the fresh start that will be 2014.