The Colorado Rockies dealt with a pair of scary moments in their win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Second baseman D.J. LaMahieu exited the game in the sixth inning after he banged his knee as he dived for a ground ball. Then shortstop Trevor Story took a pitch to his hand in the ninth inning.
Both of the Rockies’ star infielders seem to have avoided serious injury, though.
LaMahieu had an MRI Monday morning, and it came back clean. He only seems to have suffered a knee contusion.
Story should also be fine. He didn’t break any bones in his hand or fingers and is simply dealing with swelling in his middle finger.
Both were held out of the starting lineup Monday but did appear on the lineup card.
“I was thinking the worst yesterday when they went down,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “But both showed up relatively well today, especially Trevor. We’re still crossing our fingers with D.J., but the MRI was clean, so I think he’s going to be OK too.”
Neither player appears to be headed toward the disabled list, which is great news for the Rockies. LeMahieu is hitting .327 this season with 19 doubles and 29 RBIs, while Story has slugged 19 home runs and 50 RBIs with a .271 average.
Expect to see both back in the starting lineup this week unless something dramatically changes.