Rockies 1B Daniel Murphy out with finger injury
MIAMI — After injuring a finger in his right hand fielding a ground ball in the fourth inning on Friday against the Miami Marlins, Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy will be going to the Injured List and be out indefinitely.
“He’s got, whatever you want to call it in that finger — an avulsion fracture, mallet finger — there are a lot of terms,” Rockies manager Bud Black said on Sunday. “But he’s going to be out and he’ll be on the (injured) list.”
When asked about a possible timeline regarding Murphy’s recovery and return, Black stated that he “doesn’t have a crystal ball.”
Murphy remained in the game and got his first hit of the season in the top of the ninth. But X-rays the next day showed a fracture on the tip of his left index finger. Murphy will visit a hand specialist on Monday in Scottsdale.
An official roster move has yet to be made by the Rockies. Mark Reynolds had Mark Reynolds fill in at first base on Sunday and will also have Ryan McMahon spend time at first base as well as second.
The Rockies signed Murphy to a two-year, $24 million free-agent contract in the offseason as their lone upgrade. He is a career .299 hitter in 11 seasons.
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