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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rockies Injury Update: DJ LeMahieu exits with knee sprain

By on 9/27/2014 07:00:00 AM

If it wasn't for the Texas Rangers, the Colorado Rockies would probably hold the unfortunate distinction of being MLB's most-injured team this season. DJ LeMahieu can be added to that long list of injuries after coming out of Friday's game with a left knee sprain, as the team tweeted:

According to's Thomas Harding, LeMahieu sustained the injury when fielding a Justin Turner single in shallow center field. The second baseman was replaced by Charlie Culberson for the remainder of the game. With Colorado playing a later game against the Dodgers at 9:10PM ET this evening, they will at least have some time to see how LeMahieu is feeling, but there is a good chance this is the end of his season with just two games to go.

The 26-year-old is not a threat at the plate, with a career OPS+ of just 76 over 375 games in the majors, but he is considered to have an excellent glove and that has kept him in the lineup over the likes of Josh Rutledge. After being voted the club's best defender last season, LeMahieu has been worth 2.3 wins defensively in 2014(per Baseball-Reference) and is considered a leading contender for a Gold Glove.

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