As the Colorado Rockies prepared to open a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field, manager Bud Black gave an update on a pair of players missing from the lineup because of injuries.
An injury update on Colorado Rockies shortstop José Iglesias and outfielder Yonathan Daza
Let’s start the injury update with the news on Iglesias, who has held down the shortstop position for the majority of the season while posting a .300/.337/.392 slash line in 423 at-bats. The 32-year-old Iglesias saw action in the first game of a double-header against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Iglesias went 0-for-2 before leaving the contest and being replaced by Alan Trejo.
Iglesias seemed to hurt his left hand on a swing before leaving the contest, and Black told reporters on Monday that he had swelling in his hand in the palm and thumb areas. Black added that Iglesias would likely have an MRI on his hand on Tuesday and that would determine next steps for him.
While there is some cloudiness on the near-term availability of Iglesias, there is much more clarity on Daza, who will rejoin the Colorado Rockies on Monday but will not be available to play until Tuesday because of his travel schedule returning to Denver. Daza will likely be activated before Tuesday night’s game against the Brewers, meaning the Rockies will have to make a roster move to have him on the active roster for that contest.
Should Iglesias need time on the injured list, Daza could be swapped for Iglesias on the active roster easily. However, if the MRI doesn’t show an injury that could cost Iglesias several games, another move involving an outfielder could occur.
Charlie Blackmon, Garrett Hampson, and Sean Bouchard were in Colorado’s outfield for Monday’s series opener against Milwaukee, with Connor Joe and Randal Grichuk also available for outfield duties (along with Michael Toglia, starting the game at first base) should the Rockies need to make any changes during the matinee.