The Colorado Rockies are in an emergency. Second baseman Brendan Rodgers, who won the Gold Glove last year, collapsed with a dislocated shoulder.
Reporter Thomas Harding of ‘MLB.com’ said on the 3rd (Korean time), “Rockies second baseman Rogers suffered a bigger injury than expected. He may need surgery, possibly jeopardize his season.”
Rogers attempted a diving catch during an exhibition game against the Texas Rangers two days ago and suffered a shoulder injury in the process. At the time, the exact size of the injury was not known, but the MRI results came out that day, and it was said to be more serious than expected.
He was drafted by Colorado with the third overall in the first round in 2015, and first stepped on the big league stage in 2019. Rogers suffered from a shoulder injury in his first year of debut, and played only seven games in the 2020 season.
Since then, from the 2021 season, he gradually emerged as the team’s main second baseman, and last year he recorded a batting average of 0.266, 13 homers, 63 RBIs, 72 points, and an OPS of 0.733. In particular, his defense improved greatly, and he even won the National League Gold Glove for second baseman.메이저사이트
Rogers was expected to play a big role in the team for the 2023 season, but it is unclear whether he will be able to properly play the season with this injury.
Director Bud Black said: “It’s disappointing for Rogers and for us all. We had a conversation not too long ago about his position and his career, so it’s even more frustrating,” he sighed.
“I didn’t think of him as a young player anymore,” he said. He thought his time had come. I thought he was ready for a really great year. That’s why it’s more difficult and regrettable for him,” he explained.