After a scare with his hamstring in Chicago, it appears that Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers will avoid the injured list as the 2022 regular season winds down.
Colorado Rockies injury update: Brendan Rodgers gets good news
As we reported on Monday, Rodgers was scheduled to get an MRI on his hamstring early on Tuesday to confirm how little or how much damage had occurred in the early stages of Sunday’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The results of that MRI came back clean, meaning Rodgers will likely avoid a trip to the injured list. However, Rodgers is still dealing with soreness and is likely to miss additional time during Colorado’s current homestand against the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres, which ends on Sunday.
“It’s pretty tight and sore,” Rodgers said on Monday after returning from seeing the Colorado training staff. “There’s no bruising. I just got some ice on it to try to get any inflammation down back there.”
Rodgers said that the issue with the hamstring was nothing like the one he encountered last season that caused him to not make his season debut until May 21.
“When I hurt my right one (hamstring) in spring training, I felt it pop,” Rodgers said. “It’s definitely not the same feeling, which is a good sign.”
Colorado manager Bud Black confirmed in his pregame media session on Tuesday that Rodgers was “day to day” and likely would not be available for an at-bat in Tuesday’s game against the Giants.
In his fourth big league season, Rodgers has played in a career-high 130 games, posting a .261/.319/.396 slash line with 11 home runs and 61 RBI. His 3.6 bWAR leads all Rockies players, and he is the only Colorado position player with a bWAR of 3.0 or higher heading into Tuesday’s action.