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

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Jul 8, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher N. Hundley (4) runs to third on a sacrifice from left fielder B. Barnes (not pictured) in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Hundley deals with a stiff neck


After leaving the Colorado Rockies’ loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, Nick Hundley has been out with a stiff neck that was apparently sustained on a swing.

For Hundley, the hope is that this isn’t serious because (a) the Colorado Rockies really need him behind the plate, and (b) he’s having a career year beside the plate, too. And, obviously, he won’t get to enjoy his homecoming to San Diego this week as much as he otherwise might have done.

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What this will really do for the Rockies over the next month, though, is expose Dustin Garneau as the club tries to figure out if there’s anything there for them to us in 2016. A late bloomer, Garneau is 28 years old and only just getting to the big leagues, and while he’s billed as a catch-and-throw guy first, he’s gotten little opportunity to show what he can do.

It appears he may be playing most of the time over at least the next few days, though. Obviously, this will expose the Rockies; Michael McKenry is already out for the season after knee surgery, and besides Wilin Rosario (gulp) there are no catchers on the active roster any more. (Remember, Matt McBride was designated for assignment over the weekend.)

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