Colorado Rockies Rundown: Injuries, 2016, Asheville Tourists In The Playoffs

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Sep 5, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) during the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Nolan Arenado deals with a chest contusion


After diving into the stands to try to catch a foul pop-up on Monday afternoon, Nolan Arenado left the Colorado Rockies’ game in San Diego. He had what the team is calling a chest contusion, though X-rays came back negative, and he didn’t leave immediately after the play, so he wasn’t obviously injured so badly he couldn’t perform.

This is good news for the Rockies, though, who don’t want to see Nolan get hurt — especially not during a season like the one he is having in 2015 on the home run chase.

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Honestly, though, this is great news for the Rockies as well as something of an incredulous head-shaker for the future; the way Arenado plays baseball, I’m amazed he hasn’t seriously been hurt yet. (I know he missed a bunch of time in his career already, but I specifically mean something like a severe injury from a dive into that stands, which he’s now done multiple times this season.)

But hey, all that matters is he’s healthy. (He was in the lineup on Tuesday night, of course.) Let the great home run chase between Nolan and Carlos Gonzalez continue!

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