Colorado Rockies infielder/outfielder Connor Joe left Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves with an apparent injury in the third inning.
Here is the latest we know about the injury suffered by Connor Joe of the Colorado Rockies
Joe, slotted in the leadoff spot for the Rockies and playing left field on Friday night, had walked with one out in the third inning. He ran to third when Brendan Rodgers punched an RBI single through the right side of the Atlanta infield. However, as he pulled into third base, Joe seemed to favor his right leg. Manager Bud Black and a member of the Rockies training staff came out to check on Joe and, after a short conversation, Joe left the game, walking to the dugout under his own power.
Garrett Hampson replaced Joe as the pinch runner at third base and would score on Charlie Blackmon’s sacrifice fly.
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Joe would finish the game 0-for-1 after striking out to open the bottom of the first.
The 29-year-old Joe entered Friday’s game with a four-game hitting streak, tying for his career-long in that department. He went 1-for-4 in Colorado’s 6-5 loss to Atlanta on Thursday night. Since his recall from Triple-A Albuquerque on July 20 (entering Friday’s action), Joe was slashing .306/.390/.556 with seven doubles, eight home runs, and 29 RBI in 36 games.
As Colorado’s leadoff hitter this season, Joe posted a .277/.392/.506 slash line with five homers and 16 RBI prior to Friday night.
We will know more about Joe’s injury after the game when Black addresses the media. We will update the article below with any news, so please check back for the latest information.
UPDATE: Black said that Joe suffered a mild hamstring strain. The Rockies manager called it “not the best of scenarios” and added that it wasn’t a season-ending strain but could require a stint on the injured list.
“There are different degrees of strains. The initial reports were that it’s mild and there’s been some trauma,” Black said.
UPDATE: Joe was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday. There is no timetable for his return. You can read more about the move here.