May 8, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) bats during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Nolan Arenado placed on disabled list, Josh Rutledge called up

Earlier today, it was reported that Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado would be out for at least four-six weeks with a broken left middle finger.

This is a prime example why most coaches prefer their players avoid sliding head first into any base. Arenado has had himself an amazing start to the 2014 regular season and looks to be out until either the All-Star break or after.

Now according to ESPN.com, Arenado will in fact be placed on the 15-day disabled list and a corresponding move would be made by the Colorado Rockies.

With Arenado landing himself on the disabled list for a decent amount of time – the Rockies have called up infielder Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs. This is his second stint with the Major League club as he enters today’s game against the Atlanta Braves with a solid .318/.375/.500 batting line.

Rutledge also spent a little bit of time on the 15-day disabled list with a viral infection to start off the regular season. He was beaten out by D.J. LeMahieu for the primary second base job during Spring Training and has filled in for Troy Tulowitzki.

The 25 year old infielder hit a three run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, April 27 in a 6-1 win.

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