Nolan Arenado 3B COL 10 hours ago
Arenado (wrist) is officially listed as day-to-day but believes he'll be able to play Tuesday against the Padres, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Arenado was scratched mere minutes before Monday's game against the Padres with soreness in his left wrist. His optimism for Tuesday's game is certainly a good sign moving forward this season, but the 30-year-old should still be considered a game-time decision until he's cleared by the medical staff.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 14 hours ago
Arenado was scratched from the lineup Monday against the Padres due to a sore left wrist, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
There was no suggestion during batting practice that Arenado was nursing any sort of injury, and his initial placement in the Rockies' lineup also illustrated as much. However, manager Walt Weiss ended up making the late decision to stash the up-and-coming third baseman on the bench Monday, likely in an attempt to prevent the issue from worsening. Rafael Ynoa will slot in at third base and bat eighth in the order Monday while Arenado remains day-to-day until further notice.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 5 days ago
Arenado hit a three-run homer Wednesday to help the Rockies sweep the Giants.
In nine games this season, Arenado is batting .324 with nine runs, three home runs and 10 RBI. Arenado gets to play in Coors Field so as long as he can stay healthy, he should be in line for a solid season.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 1 week ago
Arenado smacked a double and two-run homer in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Cubs.
Arenado already has six extra-base hits (four doubles, two homers) on his ledger through five games, and is batting .450 with a .950 slugging percentage. While his batting line will inevitably plummet from here, a long-term injury is the only thing that appears to be standing in the way of Arenado cementing himself as one of baseball's preeminent third basemen, if he's not viewed as such already. With a hitter-friendly home park and a pedigree matched by few, stardom awaits for the 23-year-old.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 2 weeks ago
Arenado paced the Rockies' 16-hit attack in Monday's 10-0 win over the Brewers, going 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs scored.
Arenado slotted into the fifth spot in the order for the Rockies and was able to immediately reap the benefits of hitting behind a healthy Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. While the latter two players are regarded as the stars of the team, it might not be long before Arenado ascends to that level. He's already been recognized as one of the game's best defenders with two Gold Glove awards in his trophy case, and only a broken finger that cost him over a month of action last season probably interrupted an offensive breakout. If he can avoid any extended absences due to injury this season, a 25 homers and a .285 batting average could be attainable targets.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 3 weeks ago
Arenado swatted his fifth homer of the spring Tuesday against the Giants, connecting on a three-run bomb off Tim Lincecum in the third inning.
Arenado has put together an outstanding camp with a .953 OPS and 10 extra-base hits across 56 at-bats. The 23-year-old is already being touted as a potential breakout candidate after hitting .287 with 18 homers and 61 RBI across just 111 games last season, and the power surge he's enjoyed this spring should only further fuel his rise up draft boards. If he can enjoy stay fully healthy in 2015, it's certainly conceivable that Arenado could finish the year as the most valuable fantasy third baseman.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 1 month ago
Arenado went 2-for-2 with a double and a three-run homer in Saturday's Cactus League tilt with the Cubs.
More important than the excellent day at the plate is the fact that Arenado is healthy after he missed more than a quarter of last season due to injury and illness. Despite the missed time, he still showed improved numbers across the board from his impressive rookie campaign, and should be poised to take his game to even greater heights in 2015. He'll likely be drafted as a middle-tier third baseman in most formats, but if health permits, there's a good possibility he'll finish as one of the most productive players at his position.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 7 months ago
Manager Walt Weiss didn't confirm Arenado's (illness/chest) season was over, but seemed to suggest as much, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. "It's not like we have to get another look at Nolan," Weiss said. "That pneumonia is going to zap him for a while. Even when he feels like he's ready to go, he's going to be short-winded out here for a few days."
With the Rockies likely just waiting for their dismal season to come to its conclusion next Sunday, there's little incentive to rush Arenado back into action at this point while his energy level remains lower than normal. Even with the missed time due to the illness and a broken finger, Arenado still demonstrated vast improvement in his sophomore campaign, batting .287/.328/.500 with 18 homers and 61 RBI over 111 games while showcasing Gold Glove-caliber defense in the field. At least among third baseman, the 23-year-old Arenado might be one of the most desirable assets in dynasty leagues.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 7 months ago
Arenado (illness) admitted he was feeling better Thursday, but there's a good chance he'll be kept out of the lineup for the rest of the season, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Arenado isn't dealing with just a run-of-the-mill illness, as it was determined Tuesday that he is dealing with early-onset pneumonia in addition to his chest contusion. It may be difficult for him to get his stamina up to par before the end of the season, and with the Rockies not in the running for a playoff berth, it would make sense for them to take precaution with their promising third baseman. Charlie Culberson will man third base for Arenado on Thursday, and along with Rafael Ynoa, he'll be a primary option at the position the rest of the way.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 7 months ago
Manager Walt Weiss anticipates that Arenado (illness) will return this season, despite Tuesday's revelation that he is dealing with early-onset pneumonia, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. "He had some fluid in his lungs," Weiss said of the third baseman. "But I think we'll see him again this season."
The diagnosis of the illness was something of a surprise for Arenado, who underwent an MRI and CT scan on Monday for a suspected rib injury. He remained away from the team Tuesday to rest, and doesn't appear likely to play for the next several days. The Rockies will see how he progresses during that time before determining whether he's fit for a return to action during the final week of the season. Charlie Culberson and Rafael Ynoa figure see most of the duties at third base while Arenado remains unavailable.