Colorado Rockies: Injury updates on Raimel Tapia, Jordan Sheffield, and Yonathan Daza
CHICAGO- Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black updated the media, including Rox Pile, with injury updates on outfielders Raimel Tapia, Yonathan Daza, and relief pitcher Jordan Sheffield before the Rockies start their nine-game, ten-day road trip at Wrigley Field in Chicago against the Chicago Cubs.
Raimel Tapia (sprained toe) is with the team here in Chicago. He ran the bases early and also took early batting practice along with a few other players. The Rockies also ran Tapia through some agility drills and defensive drills as well as long toss. If all goes well, Black said that Tapia will be sent out on a minor league rehab assignment soon. That could be as early as the middle of this week.
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Colorado Rockies reliever Jordan Sheffield is also close to being ready for a return.
Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jordan Sheffield (strained lat) had three simulated games with the Rockies and Bud Black said a few days ago that they thought he would go on a rehab assignment soon and that is the case.
He was sent to Arizona to pitch in some Arizona League games. He was slated to pitch on Sunday but the game was rained out so he will pitch in an “intrasquad, simulated game-type” of game on Monday.
Outfielder Yonathan Daza (thumb laceration) still has his thumb and hand bandaged while the wound and stitches heal. Black said that there is no timetable for his return but he will need a minor league rehab assignment when he does return. Considering that he still has to have the wound heal and then he has to grip and swing the bat, and ramp up his baseball activities before that rehab, Daza will, presumably still be out for a while.
Rox Pile will have continuing coverage at Wrigley Field as Kevin Henry and I are both at Wrigley so stay tuned to the site and our Twitter page for more coverage throughout the series.