Nick Hundley has enjoyed his first year with the Rockies, but it was announced yesterday that he’ll get an early start on his offseason due to a cervical strain in his neck.
Hundley has been sidelined since September 6. According to Andrew Erickson of MLB.com, the veteran backstop will receive treatment over the next two weeks and hopes to begin his offseason workout routine at the beginning of October. He’s expected to be ready for spring training next year.
“Obviously, there’s been better news in my career, but at the same time, I get a couple weeks of treatment going into the offseason,” Hundley said. “I think it’s just one of those things where I won’t be back this year. The timing of it is interestingm but if it’s going to happen towards the end of the year, it’s better to have it happen at the end of the year than in the middle.”
Hundley joined the Rockies on a two-year, $6.25 million contract last winter. After posting a .610 OPS from 2012-2014, he bounced back this season by batting .301 with 10 home runs and an .807 OPS over 389 plate appearances. Playing in Coors Field has really agreed with him, as he posted a .956 OPS at home compared to a .630 OPS on the road.