Rockies Top Prospect, Brendan Rodgers, On DL at AAA With Hamstring Strain
Shortstop Brendan Rodgers came out of last Thursday's game at Fresno in the fifth inning with what was described as a nagging hamstring problem. He, however, was still sidelined Wednesday, and the Rockies opted to place him on the 7-day disabled list Wednesday retroactive to Sunday.
Rodgers is the Rockies No. 1 ranked prospect and one of the top 10 prospects in baseball. He was, the third player taken overall in the 2015 draft.
Recently recently promoted from Double-A Hartford to Triple-A Albuqeruque, he hit .226 with two doubles and two RBI in his eight games with the Isotopes prior to the injury.
Rodgers is a career .292 hitter in four minor-league season, and has been an All-Star at each level.
With the expectation of Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu becoming a free agent in the off-season, Rodgers and Garrett Hampson, who was promoted to the Rockies for the second time this season on Tuesday when pitcher Scott Oberg went on a three-day paternity leave.
Rodgers and Hampson both opened the season at Double-A Hartford, but Hampton was promoted to Albuquerque in mid-May, and also was called up to the Rockies for the first time from July 21-Aug. 3.