Arenado went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Astros. Arenado connected for his 30th home run of the year off Justin Verlander in the sixth inning. Arenado ranks second in the NL in home runs and OPS (.977), trailing only St. Louis' Matt Carpenter (who has 33 home runs and a .981 OPS). The All-Star third baseman is hitting .306 with 84 RBI and 78 runs.
Arenado (shoulder) is confident he'll play Tuesday against the Astros, Nick Groke of The Athletic Denver reports. Arenado was nearly healthy enough to play in Sunday's series finale, but the Rockies elected to hold him out as a precaution. It's unclear if he'll slot in at third base or in the designated hitter spot, but it's good news that he'll return to action shortly after dealing with a minor shoulder issue.
Arenado (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers. Arenado will be held out of the lineup for the second straight day with right shoulder soreness, although he was hit by a pitch in a pinch-hit appearance Saturday. The 27-year-old is presumably available to pinch hit again Sunday, and could serve as designated hitter for Tuesday and Wednesday's interleague series at Houston to gain some additional rest for his throwing arm.
Arenado (shoulder) could be utilized as a pinch hitter against the Dodgers on Saturday, Nick Groke of The Athletic Denver reports. The pain issue for Arenado comes when throwing the ball, so it seems like the team could give him a couple days out of the field with Monday's scheduled off day. The Rockies then have a two-game interleague series at Houston, where the 27-year-old could serve as designated hitter to provide a couple additional days, if necessary.
Arenado went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's loss to St. Louis. Arenado handed the Rockies a four-run lead in the fifth inning after slugging a grand slam, but Colorado's bullpen would cough up the lead in the seventh. The 27-year-old third baseman has homered in three of his last four games, going 5-for-14 with six RBI over that stretch.
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