Rockies Second Baseman May Require Season-Ending Surgery

Not good.

Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers suffered a serious injury during a Cactus League game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Initially believed to be a dislocated left shoulder, further evaluation revealed significant damage to the capsule in his shoulder, which could potentially require season-ending surgery.

This news comes as a significant blow to the Rockies organization, as Rodgers had been slated to play a crucial role as the team's everyday second baseman in the upcoming 2023 season. The severity of Rodgers' injury has yet to be fully determined, but if he does require surgery, there is a risk that he could miss the entire season.

Rodgers sustained the injury while attempting to make a diving catch at second base during the game against the Rangers.

The Rockies will have to explore their options in terms of potential replacements for Rodgers, including the possibility of moving Ryan McMahon to second base or giving Harold Castro or Alan Trejo a chance to step up. 

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 hold their breath while they await more clarity on the situation. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports