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.
NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.
Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).
Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).
Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).
MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.
This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.
In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.
Expanded video review started in 2014.