Colorado Rockies Rundown: Michael McKenry’s Surgery, Tommy Kahnle’s Struggles, And DJ LeMahieu’s Success

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Aug 16, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher M. McKenry (8) hits a three run triple in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Padres 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Michael McKenry has knee surgery

(via Twitter)

The Colorado Rockies of course placed Michael McKenry on the 60-day disabled list last week with a knee injury, and now he’s officially had the knee surgery that will end his year.

On Monday, McKenry went under for the operation, a procedure to repair a tear in his lateral meniscus. The Rockies’ backup catcher tweeted about it this week:

And even included some insider information on the person (?) coordinating his rehabilitation effort:

Obligatory dog pic, right?!

Best wishes to McKenry as he rehabs this winter, with the anticipation of being full strength by Spring Training.

[ Related: Looking back at Michael McKenry’s walk-off home run ]

He certainly didn’t have the year this season that he did last year at the plate, but McKenry remains the ideal backup catcher: decent defensively, a good game-caller, works well with pitchers, and has power at the plate to occasionally give the offense a boost on days that he starts.

He’ll go through arbitration this winter as a player with more than four years of Major League experience, and likely be back with the Colorado Rockies as Hundley’s primary backup again in 2016.

Next: Tommy Kahnle goes through a rough patch