Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was removed from today’s game against the Atlanta Braves after suffering an injury while sliding into second base, according to Patrick Saunders on Twitter.
Saunders notes that Charlie Culberson was the man to take over for Arenado and will hold down the hot-corner for the remainder of the ballgame.
Arenado was hit by a pitch during his first at-bat against the San Francisco Giants during yesterday’s game.
There’s no word yet on what’s bothering Arenado, but everybody is holding their breath and hoping for the best.
He’s currently on pace to crush his 2013 totals already having six home runs and 28 RBIs on a batting line of .302/.330/.481. Last season the young right-handed hitter out of Newport Beach, California recorded 130 hits, 29 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 52 RBIs and 23 walks while hitting .267/.301/.405 through 486 at-bats.
Hopefully he doesn’t need to have himself a brief stint on the disabled list considering how well Colorado has been playing. But if he does end up being placed on the 15-day disabled list, expect a move to be announced sometime after the end of the game or tomorrow morning depending on the injury.
His biggest came of the season came on April 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks where he finished 3-4 with two home runs in a 9-4 win.