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Nolan Arenado exits game with sore shoulder

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was pulled from Friday’s game against the Dodgers with a sore right shoulder, per a team announcement. The move is precautionary and it’s not clear yet if Arenado will see any time on the disabled list as a result; for the time being, he’s day-to-day with the injury.

Comments from club manager Bud Black suggested that the injury was sustained when Arenado went to cover second base in the third inning and helped complete a double play with a throw to first base. He stayed in the game until the top of the fifth inning, when he made his final exit from the field and was replaced by Ryan McMahon at the hot corner.

At the plate, Arenado went 0-for-2 with a strikeout against the Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda. The 27-year-old infielder entered Friday batting .308/.391/.588 with 29 home runs and a .979 OPS in his fourth consecutive All-Star season and has yet to make a trip to the disabled list this year.

The Rockies currently trail the Dodgers 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh.

Kolten Wong exits game with elbow contusion

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Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Brewers after sustaining a right elbow contusion, according to a team announcement. The full extent of the injury has not been revealed, nor is it clear when Wong might return to the lineup, though he’s presumed to be day-to-day for the time being.

Wong suffered the injury in the third inning. He reached base on a line drive single to right field, his first of the evening, and was accidentally struck on the elbow when Wade Miley made an errant throw to Jesus Aguilar on a pickoff attempt. The 27-year-old second baseman has already seen his season shortened by injuries after sustaining a right thigh contusion and, more recently, dealing with a bout of chronic inflammation in his left knee. He entered Saturday’s contest batting .238/.323/.388 on the year with eight home runs, and a .711 OPS through 330 PA.

Following the incident, Wong was replaced on the field by Greg Garcia at the top of the fourth inning. The Cardinals currently lead the Brewers 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth.