Arenado not starting for 2nd straight game due to shoulder

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies held All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado out of the starting lineup for a second straight game because of a sore right shoulder.

Pat Valaika filled in at third Sunday as the Rockies closed out a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Arenado was removed from Friday’s game in the fifth inning when he tweaked his shoulder on a throw. The five-time Gold Glove winner has been bothered by the shoulder for about a week.

The 27-year-old Arenado entered Saturday’s game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and was hit by a pitch. Later, Ryan McMahon — his replacement at third — hit a walk-off, three-run homer.

Arenado is hitting .307 with 29 home runs and 82 RBIs this season.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

Eovaldi wanted to remain in Red Sox rotation, not relieve

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on ...

Digital Extra: Meet new Twins 2B Jonathan Schoop

Get to know new Minnesota Twins second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

Cardinals add bullpen help by claiming RHP Ryan Meisinger off waivers

The St. Louis Cardinals added some depth to their bullpen on Monday, claiming reliever Ryan Meisinger off ...