Colorado Rockies injury news: Yonathan Daza heads to IL with shoulder issue
By Kevin Henry
After a scary moment at Coors Field in Thursday afternoon’s win over the St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies outfielder Yonathan Daza is heading to the injured list after dislocating his left shoulder.
Yonathan Daza will miss some time for the Colorado Rockies after dislocating his left shoulder
You can see the play where Daza is injured below as he lands awkwardly on his left shoulder. The diving catch robbed Nolan Arenado of the Cardinals of an extra-base hit early in the game that was eventually won by the Colorado Rockies as St. Louis dropped two of three contests in the series.
Daza told reporters after the game that the shoulder was popped back into place on the field before he was escorted off by members of the Rockies training team. Additionally, following the spill, Rockies manager Bud Black jogged out to check on Daza and walked with him off the field and through an exit in the back of the Colorado bullpen.
Garrett Hampson replaced Daza in the lineup, and that could be something that could be an option for the Rockies moving forward as Black said it was “probably going to be a couple of weeks” that Daza would be out of action. Black added that the imaging on Daza’s shoulder “looked pretty promising” and emphasized that Daza would be back this season.
Daza is in the middle of his best of his three big league seasons, slashing .299/.345/.367 with a home run and 24 RBI. He has played 75 games in center field this season, the most of anyone on the roster with Randal Grichuk’s 37 a distant second.
As Daza was moved to the injured list, the Rockies called up Wynton Bernard to make his MLB debut. The 31-year-old Bernard was scheduled to hit eighth and play center field for the Rockies on Friday.