Aug 21, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher N. Hundley (4) hits game tying RBI triple during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Nick Hundley heads to the 60-day DL
We called this on Friday morning’s edition of the rundown, FYI.
But gloating aside, this is probably the smart move for the Colorado Rockies to make with Nick Hundley. They’ve transferred him to the 60-day disabled list due to his neck sprain, and that will obviously end his season.
It’s the smart move, considering the Rockies are going absolutely nowhere, and it’s a smart move not to force Hundley to come back for, well, nothing. The Rox are going to need him next year. No sense in potentially doing something dumb to possibly do anything to 2016 with him right now with the club nearing 30 games below .500.
It is, however, unfortunate. It ends Hundley’s season with three weeks to go, and Nick was having a special year. Hundley, with a career .249/.301/.400 slash line, has managed to slash .301/.339/.467 in 2015 with the Rockies. In 389 at-bats, he has 21 doubles, five triples, ten home runs, 21 walks, and even five stolen bases!
Most guys obviously see offensive gains when they come to Colorado, but it’s been very nice to see a catcher the Rockies added with the express purpose of improving their defense behind the plate ahead of Wilin Rosario also become an offensive threat in the lineup. Sad to see that end for Hundley.
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