Rodgers' shoulder strain isn't considered to be a major injury, and he's expected to be able to throw within the next few days, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Rodgers reportedly jammed his shoulder in a collision with Manny Machado while sliding into third base Saturday. Whether or not he'll be able to return when first eligible next Wednesday remains to be seen, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll wind up missing the rest of the year.
Rodgers was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder capsular strain Monday.
The infielder's placement on the injured list is retroactive to Sunday, so he could return as soon Sept. 9. The move shouldn't have a huge impact on the Rockies' lineup, as Rodgers has played in a backup role this season.
Rodgers is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.
The Rockies brought Rodgers up from their alternate site last Wednesday, but the team is living up to its reputation, tempering excitement over the 24-year-old's arrival. Rodgers has now been out of the lineup for three of the Rockies' last five games. He's struggled to get going with the sporadic playing time, recording just one hit in 12 plate appearances.
Rodgers is starting at second base and hitting seventh Thursday against the Astros.
He gets the start with a righty (Cristian Javier) on the mound, which is a good sign for the righty-hitting Rodgers. Granted, Garrett Hampson, who is not in the lineup, remains healthy and active, so it will be interesting to see how the playing time shakes out now that Rodgers is up. Chris Owings (hamstring) and David Dahl (back) are both on the injured list, so there might be enough playing time to go around in the short term.
Rodgers was recalled from Colorado's alternate camp site Wednesday.
Rodgers is set to join the Rockies for the first time all season after failing to break camp with the team. The prospect struggled in his big-league debut in 2019, slashing .224/.272/.250 with 27 strikeouts in 25 games, though he hit .350/.413/.622 across 37 games at Triple-A prior to his promotion. He'll replace David Dahl -- who was sent to the injured list with lower-back soreness -- on the active roster. Rodgers should provide the Rockies with infield depth during his time in the majors.
Rodgers was optioned to the Rockies' alternate training site Wednesday.
Rodgers was expected to make the Rockies' major-league roster to begin the season, but he'll instead head to alternate camp ahead of Opening Day on Friday. The 23-year-old completed his rehab from the shoulder surgery that he underwent last June and should be the Rockies' top option to fill in if middle infield help is needed. The highly rated prospect's major-league debut last year didn't go as planned, as he hit .224/.272/.250 with seven RBI and 27 strikeouts over 25 games before his season was cut short with a torn labrum.
Rodgers is expected to begin the season on the major-league roster and should see occasional starts at second base, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The 23-year-old's availability for the original Opening Day was in doubt as he continued his recovery from the shoulder surgery he underwent last June, but Rodgers completed his rehab and will be available for the start of the shortened season. The starting jobs in the middle infield are locked up by Trevor Story and Ryan McMahon, but Rodgers could still see some starts at second base when McMahon covers first base in place of Daniel Murphy. However, Garrett Hampson and Chris Owings will also be competing for those opportunities.
Rodgers has been working out at a local high school during the MLB shutdown and has finished the rehab work from last year's shoulder surgery, Gerard Gilberto of MiLB.com reports.
The 23-year-old saw some action in spring training before things were shut down due to the coronavirus, going 3-for-7 in four games. Rodgers missed the second half of the 2019 season after undergoing surgery in June to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, limiting his season to 62 games between Triple-A and the majors. The potential for expanded rosters if/when baseball resumes likely means he'd be with the major-league club for the start of the season.
Rodgers (shoulder) said Thursday that he expects to see action in the field in a Cactus League game "within a week," Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
While it once seemed to be a foregone conclusion that Rodgers would open the season on the injured list as he continued his rehab from July shoulder surgery, the 23-year-old has made tremendous progress over the past couple months, keeping hope alive that he'll be ready to go for Opening Day. Per Saunders, Rodgers will make his spring debut Thursday as a designated hitter in the Rockies' split-squad game against the White Sox. He's expected to make a few more appearances as a DH before potentially drawing a start at second base or shortstop next week, which would represent the final hurdle he needs to clear to prove he's healthy. Since Rodgers still has minor-league options remaining, the Rockies may prefer to have him open the season at Triple-A Albuquerque so he can play on an everyday basis. In any case, he likely won't have to wait long before making his 2020 debut with the big club.
Rodgers (shoulder) said he will serve as a designated hitter in one of the Rockies' split-squad games Thursday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Rodgers has made rapid progress in his recovery from July surgery to repair a torn labrum, as the Rockies were previously uncertain that the 23-year-old would be ready to play in games at any point in spring training. After he was able to gradually ratchet up the intensity of his workouts in the last few weeks, however, Rodgers looks like he'll be ready to make his Cactus League debut in a purely offensive role. The Rockies haven't indicated if Rodgers will be able to play the middle infield before the end of spring training, making it uncertain if he'll be included on the Opening Day roster.
Rodgers (shoulder) is on track to make his Cactus League debut as a designated hitter at some point next week, and he could be ready to play second base before spring training concludes, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
When Rodgers underwent surgery last July to repair a torn labrum, the prevailing belief was that his recovery would extend into the first month of the regular season. The 23-year-old has since accelerated his timeline, however, as he's been able to perform full baseball activities for the past three weeks to put himself on track to participate in spring games. Despite his rapid progress, Rodgers still seems likely to either open the season on the Rockies' injured list or report to Triple-A Albuquerque to begin the year. Colorado wants Rodgers to play on an everyday basis, and it would probably behoove the organization to have him shake off the post-surgery rust in the minors rather than at the big-league level.
Rodgers (shoulder) could play in the field before the end of spring training, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Rodgers underwent right labrum surgery in July and was expected to see some at-bats as a designated hitter this spring, but manager Bud Black said Saturday that his recovery is going faster than expected, and he could be ready to play in the field prior to the end of spring training. Rodgers' recovery will still likely extend into the regular season, but Saturday's update is encouraging for his eventual return.
Manager Bud Black said that Rodgers (shoulder) could get some at-bats as a designated hitter in Cactus League games this spring, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Rodgers is still recovering from the season-ending procedure he required last July to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. While the fact that he's apparently close to being able to hit against live pitching is a positive sign, Rodgers remains further behind in his throwing program. Per Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Rodgers has advanced to throwing long toss from 120 feet, but he'll need more time to build up his arm before he's cleared to throw at maximum velocity in the infield. As a result, the Rockies don't anticipate that he'll be ready to take part in game action at the big-league level until May at the soonest.
Rodgers is slightly behind schedule in his recovery from July shoulder surgery, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
The news contrasts with reports from early in the offseason, when Rodgers said that he was ahead of schedule. It remains to be seen exactly when he'll be back on the field, though it may make sense for him to open the year at the Triple-A level as he works his way back from his long absence, as he struggled to a .224/.272/.250 line in his 25-game debut last season. Per Thomas Harding of MLB.com, Rodgers isn't expected to return to the majors until May.
Rodgers said Saturday that he's progressing well from June surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. "A couple of months ago, I couldn't even feel my arm and now I'm back to pretty much full activity, other than throwing and hitting a baseball," Rodgers said. "Those are things that are going to come. It's a crazy surgery, so you just have to be smart with it."
The 23-year-old indicated that he expects to resume throwing and hitting in about a month, putting him "a couple steps ahead" of where he expected when he required the season-ending procedure. With Rodgers tracking toward being 100 percent for spring training, he should get the chance to contend for the everyday role at second base. Given that he batted only .224/.272/.250 in 81 plate appearances in the majors before getting hurt, however, Rodgers is more likely to open 2020 at Triple-A Albuquerque.
Rodgers (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
This move is simply procedural, as Rodgers has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Harrison Musgrave (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move and optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Rodgers (shoulder) announced via Instagram on Tuesday that he underwent surgery and is out for the season, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Rodgers landed on the injured list in late June with a right shoulder impingement after dealing with some discomfort over the previous few days. The 22-year-old was pictured in a hospital bed with his right arm in a heavy brace/sling and finished the post by saying, "See you in 2020." According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, Rodgers underwent surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Rodgers was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right shoulder impingement, 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 will continue on at second base, while Trevor Story (thumb) could be back this weekend.
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.
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