DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 1 Month1 Comment

LeMahieu (knee) is slated to open the season as the Rockies' starter at second base, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.LeMahieu has been forced to compete with Josh Rutledge for starting duties at the keystone during spring training the last two seasons, but he looks to be fully secure in his role after Rutledge was dealt to the Angels in the offseason. While LeMahieu doesn't offer much impact with the bat -- he slashed .267/.315/.348 last season, despite playing half his games in the league's most hitter-friendly park -- his world-class glovework has made him an organizational favorite. The Rockies shut LeMahieu down in the final week of the season due to a minor knee sprain, but he didn't require surgery and should enter the spring fully healthy.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 6 Months

LeMahieu (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Monday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Though LeMahieu will not appear in the Rockies' season finale Sunday, team trainer Keith Dugger is hopeful that the second baseman will not require surgery as a result of the sprain. The MRI was ordered as a precautionary measure after LeMahieu experienced some difficulty walking, but assuming the tests don't reveal anything concerning, he should be able to complete his usual offseason workout routine.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 6 Months

LeMahieu (knee) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

LeMahieu will be held out after exiting Friday's game with the knee injury. Charlie Culberson will get the start at second base in LeMahieu's place.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 6 Months

LeMahieu collected one hit in three at-bats before departing with a knee sprain in the sixth inning of Friday's loss to the Dodgers, the Associated Press reports.

The severity of LeMahieu's injury is uncertain, but with only two games left on the season, the Rockies could opt to play it safe and shut him down. Charlie Culberson entered the game in place of LeMahieu on Friday and would likely be the team's top choice to start at second base Saturday and Sunday, if LeMahieu is not cleared to return.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 6 Months

LeMahieu is in Sunday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

LeMahieu makes his return after a rare day off Saturday, batting in his usual eighth spot.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 6 Months

LeMahieu is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

It's a rare day off for LeMahieu, who has started nine of the last 11 games for the Rockies. Cristhian Adames will get the start at the keystone Saturday.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 Months

LeMahieu went 3-for-6 with a run, RBI and two stolen bases in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Padres.

LeMahieu's starting job appeared to be in question after a recent slump dropped his season average to .260, but a return to Coors Field for this week's slate has helped him recoup some value. He's produced three multi-hit games this week, and the pair of stolen bases Saturday marked his first steal since June 26.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 Months

LeMahieu clubbed his fifth home run of the year, while going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Rockies' loss to the Giants.

Even though he is 10-for-32 in his last 10 games, LeMahieu has had a mostly uneventful 2014 season. He has just 21 extra-base hits on the year and owns a pedestrian .264/.314/.346 slash line in 425 at-bats.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 Months

LeMahieu is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

This comes as no surprise, as LeMahieu is just 2-for-20 in his career against lefty Madison Bumgarner, Tuesday's starter for San Francisco. Charlie Culberson will man second base and bat eighth in his absence. While LeMahieu has racked up eight hits in his last four games, he's still batting .190/.239/.270 in August.

DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 7 Months

LeMahieu went 2-for-3 with a double in Monday's win over the Giants.

LeMahieu has now produced multi-hit games in three of his last four starts, but as a consequence of batting low in the order, he hasn't scored any runs. It appears the Rockies value the greater speed and power potential Drew Stubbs bring to the two-hole, so it looks like LeMahieu will continue to hold down a spot in the bottom third of the order until further notice.