This isn’t what Rockies fans want to hear. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Nolan Arenado was a late scratch from tonight’s lineup against the Padres due to a sore left wrist.
It’s unclear how long Arenado’s wrist has been an issue, but the Rockies are calling him day-to-day for now. Rafael Ynoa made the start at third base in his place.
Arenado took a step forward offensively in 2014 while winning his second straight Gold Glove Award for his fantastic defense at the hot corner. The 24-year-old is off to a great start this season, batting .311/.380/.644 with three home runs and 10 RBI across his first 50 plate appearances.
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen would have opened the regular season on the injured list if it had started on time. Now, with the start of the season pushed back at least a few months due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the veteran five-time All-Star says he will be “ready to go” whenever the season begins, he told NBC Sports Philadelphia.
McCutchen, 33, tore his ACL in early June, ending his 2019 campaign. To that point, he had been quite productive for the Phillies, batting .256/.378/.457 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI over 262 plate appearances. If and when the 2020 season does begin, he will likely reprise his role as the leadoff hitter, this time under new manager Joe Girardi.
2020 marks the second year of McCutchen’s three-year, $50 million contract initially signed with the Phillies in December 2018. The Phillies also hold a $15 million club option for the 2022 season with a $3 million buyout.