Rodgers was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder impingement Tuesday, retroactive to June 24. According to Kyle Newman of The Denver Post, the highly touted rookie said he first felt the shoulder discomfort after a throw to first base in Colorado's game against the Dodgers on Saturday, and it's been impacting his ability to get the proper backspin on his throws, so he'll head to the 10-day IL to recover. Ryan McMahon is getting the start at second base against the Giants on Tuesday and figures to continue to get the lion's share of the at-bats at the position while Rodgers it out.
Rodgers is not in Monday's lineup against the Giants, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Rodgers has started three straight games at shortstop with Trevor Story (thumb) on the injured list, going 0-for-10 with five strikeouts during that stretch. Pat Valaika is starting at shortstop in this one.
Rodgers was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports. Trevor Story (thumb) was sent to the injured list Thursday, allowing Rodgers to rejoin the Rockies just five days after being optioned back to the minors. The 22-year-old Rodgers appeared in 21 games during his first stint with the big club, slashing .246/.300/.277 with seven RBI and a 31.4 percent strikeout rate. Rodgers will likely fill in for the injured Story, though Pat Valaika is starting at shortstop Thursday.
Rodgers was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday. The highly-rated prospect didn't exactly impress in his first taste of big-league action, hitting .246/.300/.277 and striking out 31.4 percent of the time over 70 plate appearances. His opportunities to start were dwindling, as he'd started just twice in the last six games, so he'll head back to the minors in search of regular playing time. Jesus Tinoco was recalled in a corresponding move.
Rodgers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports. Rodgers heads to the bench after three consecutive starts. Since two of those starts came against left-handed pitchers, it's probably too early to conclude that he's usurped Ryan McMahon as the team's primary option at second base. McMahon has been occupying the larger side of a platoon at the position, and Rodgers' pedestrian .581 OPS since his promotion from Triple-A Albuquerque hasn't helped the rookie's case for eating into McMahon's role.
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