Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa has been bothered by groin discomfort for much of spring training and he was officially diagnosed with a left groin strain after leaving his Cactus League debut last Friday.
Now the Rockies are acknowledging the inevitable.
“Other than playing catch right now, he’s pretty much shut down,” manager Walt Weiss old the Denver Post on Tuesday before admitting that it’s “starting to look” like De La Rosa will have to be placed on the 15-day disabled list when the team breaks camp.
De La Rosa had been penciled in for the Rockies’ home opener, but that no longer seems realistic.
Kyle Kendrick will start for the Rockies on Opening Day in Milwaukee.
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson needed help leaving the field after suffering an ankle injury in the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Anderson was fielding a ball hit up the middle by J.D. Martinez, appearing to twist his ankle in the process.
Leury García moved from center field to shortstop and Ryan Cordell entered the game to play center field. Anderson was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored on the night.
The White Sox should be able to provide more information later tonight or tomorrow. Anderson is in the midst of his best season, entering Tuesday batting .313/.338/.485 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 38 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases in 278 plate appearances.