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.