Colorado Rockies Second Baseman Suffers Dislocated Shoulder

Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers suffered a dislocated left shoulder during a Cactus League game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Rockies manager Bud Black confirmed that Rodgers sustained the injury while diving for a baseball hit by Robbie Grossman in the first inning. Black said that they had to pop the shoulder back into place, and further testing will be needed to determine the full extent of the damage.

While the injury is a blow for Rodgers, it's worth noting that it wasn't to his previously troublesome right shoulder, which underwent season-ending surgery in 2019 and was also strained in 2020.

The 26-year-old has been on the injured list in each of his four big league seasons due to various shoulder and hamstring issues. However, he did play a personal-high 137 games last season, hitting .266/.325/.408 with 13 home runs, 63 RBIs and 30 doubles while striking out at a career-low rate of 17.4%.

The Rockies will likely provide an update on Rodgers' status in the coming days, but his availability for the start of the regular season is now in question. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports