Nolan Arenado diagnosed with pneumonia

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Rockies trainer Keith Dugger told Nick Groke of the Denver Post on Tuesday evening that third baseman Nolan Arenado has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is at home resting while Colorado continues a three-game series against the Dodgers.

Arenado suffered a chest contusion in the Rockies’ series finale Sunday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis when he dove after a Yadier Molina single, so he’s also dealing with discomfort related to that.

Dugger isn’t sure when Arenado might be able to return to the starting lineup. The Rockies are currently 59-91, so they’re not going to rush him.

The 23-year-old has batted .287/.328/.500 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 111 games this season and could land his second straight National League Gold Glove Award for his standout defensive play at the hot corner.

Dale Murphy’s son hit in eye by rubber bullet during protest

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Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy took to Twitter last night and talked about his son, who was injured while taking part in a protest in Denver.

Murphy said his son nearly lost his eye after he was hit in the face by a rubber bullet while peacefully marching. He later shared a photo (see below). “Luckily, his eye was saved due to a kind stranger that was handing out goggles to protestors shortly before the shooting and another kind stranger that drove him to the ER,” Murphy said.

Murphy had far more to say about the protests, however, than how it related to his son:

“As terrible as this experience has been, we know that it’s practically nothing compared to the systemic racism and violence against Black life that he was protesting in the first place. Black communities across America have been terrorized for centuries by excessive police force . . . If you’re a beneficiary of systemic racism, then you will not be able to dismantle it at no cost to yourself. You will have to put yourself at risk. It might not always result in being physically attacked, but it will require you to make yourself vulnerable.”