Colorado Rockies injury news: Shawn O’Malley has broken hand

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SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 04: Shawn O'Malley #36 of the Seattle Mariners rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on August 4, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 04: Shawn O'Malley #36 of the Seattle Mariners rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on August 4, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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Colorado Rockies versatile utility man Shawn O’Malley may have suffered from a broken hand in Friday’s 15-6 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks. As of this writing, it’s still unclear whether or not the hand is broken as Colorado’s head athletic trainer, Keith Duggar, was immediately out on the field to check. Rockies manager Bud Black is expected to give an update on Saturday morning.

During the March 2 game against the Diamondbacks, O’Malley had what was starting to be a good game. Starting at second base, O’Malley also got a hit but was called out while trying to stretch a single to a double. The potential injury was on a diving stop to get a ground ball during the top of the third inning. Reports from Nick Groke of The Denver Post say that O’ Malley landed on his hand oddly before throwing to first.

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This led to O’Malley walking off to the dugout with head trainer Keith Duggar. The team is monitoring the situation. Initial thoughts are that it’s a broken hand. Rox Pile will keep you updated with the injury reports following these events.

O’Malley, 30, was looking to make a comeback with the Colorado Rockies after his subpar seasons with the Seattle Mariners. Signing a minor league contract with the Rockies and getting an invite to Spring Training only drove his ambition to show the Rockies he deserved a 40-man roster spot.

O’Malley showed up early to Spring Training to prove he was ready and willing. He’s most known for being a diverse utility man and surprised early on in spring training. The Rockies could be able to use that to their advantage if the injury isn’t as bad as believed.

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Prior to the injury, O’Malley was having a decent Spring Training as well, starting in five games with 13 at-bats. He has made an impact for the Rockies at the plate, totaling four hits, an RBI, a stolen base and a batting average of .308.

Update: Here is the latest from the Colorado public relations department…

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