Here is the latest information we know on several Colorado Rockies players and their various injuries.
Let’s start with Noel Cuevas, who was called up on Monday by the Colorado Rockies in time to start the game in San Diego. Cuevas had been tearing up Triple-A pitching in the early part of the campaign but didn’t get a chance to show much in his 2019 Major League debut thanks to another in a string of Rockies injuries to start the campaign.
He left Monday’s game following his at-bat in the top of the fourth with what is being called a strain of his left quadricep. Colorado manager Bud Black indicated after the game that Cuevas, who went 0-for-2 in his debut, was likely heading to the injured list.
"“Three quarters of the way to first base, I felt it pull,” Cuevas told reporters after the game. “We’ll know in the next couple days the severity of the strain.”"
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David Dahl, who went on the injured list on April 9 with a core injury on his left side, is scheduled to play in an extended spring training game later today at Colorado’s facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. There still isn’t a timetable for his return. However, Dahl being back on the field is a good sign for the 25-year-old outfielder.
Ryan McMahon could be very close to returning as he has reportedly been able to take swings in the batting cage. The versatile infielder went on the injured list on April 6 with a left elbow sprain.
Meanwhile, on the mound, left-hander Tyler Anderson pitched in extended spring training action on Monday. According to Kyle Newman of The Denver Post, Black said things looked good on the road to Anderson’s return.
"“There were no issues at all with the knee (inflammation), and he threw the ball fine and felt good about where he is physically,” Black said."
Anderson went on the injured list on April 7 and Antonio Senzatela took his place in the rotation on Monday night in San Diego, helping the Rockies to their second consecutive win.
With the off day on Wednesday, Black said he will reset the rotation when the Rockies open a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on Thursday night. Kyle Freeland and German Marquez will open the series while Senzatela and Jon Gray could finish up the series.
That would leave Monday’s start against the Washington Nationals in Denver as a question mark at the moment. Could Anderson be back in time for that? Could that also be Chad Bettis, who has been moved out of the rotation and into the bullpen for the time being?