On Friday, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black provided injury updates on utility man Chris Owings, infielder Brendan Rodgers, and starting pitcher Jon Gray.
Prior to the Rockies 8-4 walkoff win against the Los Angeles Angels at Coors Field to open up their final homestand of the 2020 campaign, Rockies manager Bud Black spoke with the media, including Rox Pile, via Zoom.
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For Chris Owings, he is still having some lingering issues with his left hamstring.
"“[Chris is] feeling the hamstring [out] a bit, which is sort of a bummer for Chris,” said Black before Friday’s game. “[Owings] continues to get treatment [and] continues to do everything possible to stay current. He can do some work in the cage, he can move around the diamond, but the intensity of the work is what’s holding him back a little bit because he still feels the hamstring issue when he really gives a full effort.”"
He last played on August 19, so he has been out for two and a half weeks. Black that he is “not really” surprised that Owings has been out as long as he has because “hamstrings are hard ones (injuries) to figure out and it takes time to get over them completely.”
Black said that he saw Rodgers play at the Rockies satellite camp on Friday and while he did not take the field, Black said that Rodgers “swung the bat well” in “a number of bats.” While Black said that Rodgers is “doing better,” he did not give a timetable for his return.
For Jon Gray, Black said that the Rockies right-handed starter, Black said that, like Rodgers, Gray “feels better” and that he would play some catch on Friday to work out his shoulder and stretch it out. However, like Rodgers, he did not disclose a timetable for his return.
Of the three injuries, the Gray injury is the most impactful for the Rockies as he could be huge for them in a postseason run in the last two weeks of the season and/or in the postseason. However, it sounds like that he will still be missing some time.