The Colorado Rockies continue to struggle with injuries and it appears that two more players could join the growing list of teammates on the disabled list. Pitcher Jorge De La Rosa left Tuesday’s start in the sixth with a thumb injury. Catcher Wilin Rosario’s left wrist is not healing as expected.Jorge De La Rosa left Tuesday’s start against the San Francisco Giants after giving up a homer to Buster Posey. MLB.com’s Alex Espinoza and Cody Ulm reported this morning that De La Rosa seemed to be bothered by his thumb during his at bat in the sixth inning but decided to continue pitching. De La Rosa told reporters that his thumb was “really, really numb” while pitching to Posey. The thumb pain is similar to the same pain that caused De La Rosa to miss the last two weeks of the 2013 season. The 33 year old De La Rosa is 13-9 this season with a 4.19 ERA.
Wilin Rosario first injured his left wrist on August 20 and, as I reported on Monday, was unable to play this past weekend. Manager Walt Weiss told MLB.com this morning that Rosario’s wrist is not responding to treatment and that he is most likely going on the disabled list. Rosario is in his fourth year in the Majors, all with Colorado. This year he is batting .248 with ten home runs and 43 RBIs.
The Rockies are in fifth place in the National League West division with a 53-78 record. They play game three of a four game series against the second place San Francisco Giants tonight at 10:15 PM.
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