Nolan Arenado has been shut down for the remainder of the season with a left shoulder injury after being placed on the 10-day injured list, the Rockies announced Monday.
Arenado has dealt with nagging soreness most of the year due to an inflamed AC joint, he told reporters last week. Colorado’s star third baseman attempted to play through the discomfort. But Arenado struggled with a career-low .253 batting average and only one home run since Aug. 20. He will miss the final eight games after sitting out of Sunday night’s win over the Dodgers.
Rockies manager Bud Black said Arenado was re-evaluated by the team’s medical staff over the weekend. The Rockies (23-29) play the Giants on Monday night to begin an eight-game road trip to end the season. Colorado must win out to finish the year above .500.
Arenado, 29, signed an eight-year, $260-million contract before the 2019 season with an opt-out clause following the 2021 season. He is a five-time all-star with seven Gold Gloves.
The Rockies also announced Monday that they have recalled outfielder Sam Hilliard from their alternate training site and released reliever Wade Davis.
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