April 2: Murphy will miss “at least” a month, manager Bud Black tells Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (Twitter link). The Rockies are still awaiting an official second opinion on the injury.
April 1: Murphy has indeed been placed on the IL, with Pat Valaika called up to take his spot on the active roster. The team announced the injury as an avulsion fracture.
March 30, 10:00pm: There’s concern within the team that Murphy may have tendon or ligament damage, per Groke; if true, Murphy could miss “several weeks,” Groke writes (subscription required).
8:42pm: Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy has suffered a fractured left index finger, Nick Groke of The Athletic tweets. Murphy will see a specialist Monday, but he’s likely on his way to the 10-day injured list.
The 33-year-old Murphy incurred the injury Friday, marring a win over the Marlins and a 2-0 start for the Rockies. He sat out their loss to Miami on Saturday, when Ryan McMahon took the helm at first base. McMahon and Mark Reynolds could see the lion’s share of time at first as the Rockies await Murphy’s return. As of now, there’s no timetable for a comeback, per Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
Murphy is just a couple games into his tenure with the Rockies, who signed him to a two-year, $24MM contract over the winter. It was otherwise a quiet offseason for Colorado, which is counting on Murphy – formerly of the Mets, Nationals and Cubs – to offer a significant upgrade at first. Rockies first basemen finished the 2018 season second to last in the majors in fWAR (minus-1.9) and hit a horrid .224/.295/.388, owing to poor performances from McMahon, now-center fielder Ian Desmond and Pat Valaika. Murphy batted a respectable .299/.336/.454 in 351 PAs, on the other hand, and has provided consistently above-average offensive production throughout his career. That has been especially true since a breakout showing with the Mets in the 2015 postseason.
Oh no,time to sign Kimbrel
Interesting dots you connected there…. lol
Oh no my 1b is hurt so let’s sign a relevier?
Jokes fly over more heads on this site than most places on the web
Who better to get a Wade Davis-like contract?
So if Bryce harper gets hurt then phillies should sign Keuchel. Makes sense
That one is actually true.
I thought this was a sign that the SF Giants should sign Kimbrel, because they will land Betts. I could be wrong.
Was he hit by pitch?
No. It was a diving play. A really good diving play, but a costly one.
No. He was hit by a flying Democrat. Judge Judy Pirro has the Conspiracy.
Democrats don’t want to fly anymore, per the Green (Insanely stupid) New Deal.
The GOP’s answer to everything is do nothing. Much like the crumbling infrastructure, the country is literally falling apart under their leadership. Pick another industrialized country and go visit it. Airports, roads, bridges, trains, education, health, quality of life is light years ahead of the US. It’s embarrassing.
that’s not true. they want to use “thoughts and prayers” to fix everything.
oh wait, you are correct, they are doing nothing (since, let’s be blunt, thoughts and prayers don’t do s**t other than make the person saying them feel better about themselves).
You are right, ChiSox. But infrastructure is the one thing that should be easy and bipartisan to pass. But our Congress is too wrapped up on sham investigations so NOTHING will get done.
And it’s not like infrastructure has decayed greatly only over the past 2 years lol. I just love seeing idiots post about politics when they are incredibly dumb in what they say. 10 of the past 12 years we have been under democratic leadership, but now let’s act like republicans have let infrastructure go to crap. Both sides of political rants are stupid and funny
Not sure why they are on here but whatever
The Dems have had a majority the congress and White House for 10 years? Didn’t think so. The only people who think everything is funny are the same people voting morons and billionaires into the government.
You have it right, ‘Stros. Both sides are ridiculous. Fix the damn roads, airports and bridges, you morons!
He was very smart not to bring in Jusuf Nurkic as well. Cashman truly is a genius.
I know you want to bring up Manute Bole. But, he can’t locate his off speed pitch.
Tacko “oil can” Ball is available.
A 7’6” pitcher…his release point is halfway to home plate. He only throws 50mph heat but no one can read the pitch in time and he strikes everyone out.
I know it says he’ll probably go on the 10 day injured list but does anyone know how many weeks he’s estimated to be out
I would say he is back in two weeks.
Not if he has any severe ligament issues
Bet ya a Coke!
He’ll be on the IL for two years. The DL is probably 4 years.
Avulsion fracture on index finger could sideline Murphy for 3 months. Very tricky recovery. Maybe require surgery. Can’t do even light baseball until fully healed.
Desmond to 1b and Tapia Time!
God no. Desmond should never see the infield again. Reynolds/McMahon to first and McMahon/Hampson for second, Probably call up Valaika as a backup.
You guys are stuck with Desmond.
I have no problem having Desmond on the team. I just want him in center. He is not an infielder anymore.
You’ll be happy they couldn’t dump Desmond, tho word was they tried. Guy’s a “bawlplayer”; plays very hard, and I think this year very well.
Moving him to 1B was just insanely idiotic from the get-go, which EVERYBODY knew.
McMahon’s bat plays; glove doesn’t. He should be the 1B.
Hopefully Desmond winds up on the bench in a utility role. McMahon at 1B, Rodgers at 2B, Hampson in CF.
So you just want to have the Albuquerque Isotopes in Denver when the Rockies are actually trying to win a division this year? Don’t get me wrong, I hope each of those three players work out very well. But I don’t want to risk them not working in a potential pennant year. The Rockies will be rebuilding soon enough and then we can have another 5 years of testing young players. Until then, I’d prefer to dance with the devil I know.
Now’s the time for Hampson and McMahon to step up and show they belong. Desmond is OK, but I think the Rox would be better off with him in a utility role. Not this year, it depends on when Rodgers will be ready. There would plenty of AB’s for him as a corner OF/1B. And this depends on whether the rooks are good enough to push him into that role.
Mark VP Reynolds can do 1B and sock dingers too. Desmond stays in OF.
To JD: Reply to my post, just in case I delete it, genius.
My OP post, in question. (Cash=Cashman.. lol)
“Remember all the outrage: “Why didnt Cash sign him?”
Now you know why.”
He’ll be on the IL for two years. The DL is probably 4 years.
Looks like he has to be taken off my fantasy team 🙁
Yeah that’s what the majority of people care about. I can’t believe they didn’t focus this story on your loss.
Rockies first basemen NOT Rockies first baseman. Also…
“There’s concern within the team that Murphy may have tendon or ligament damage, per Groke; if true, Murphy could miss “several weeks,” Groke writes (subscription required).
Here’s a better way to write this, without all the unnecessary punctuation and redundancy;
“Per Groke (subscription required), there’s concern within the team that Murphy may have tendon or ligament damage, which would sideline him “several weeks.”
When you try to grammar police someone, at least get it right. First baseman is singular, first basemen is plural. It is correct in the story.
I write and edit for a living, and you, sir or ma’am, annoy me.
I read it’s the middle finger Murphy fractured.
That’s kind of a queer bone to break isn’t it?
Bad luck. These guys need to adjust their swing so this doesn’t happen as much. If Colorado needs a first baseman then never fear moat teams are here and probably a few free agents. Thames, Martinez, Choi, Lowe, Voglebach, Dominic Smith etc…
How will adjusting his swing help when he was injured diving for a ball playing defense?