The Colorado Rockies announced Monday afternoon that they have placed starting pitcher Brett Anderson on the disabled list after suffering a broken finger in the Rockies win over the Giants Saturday afternoon. According to The Denver Post, Rockies head trainer Keith Dugger said Anderson will undergo surgery Thursday to have small pins inserted into the finger. Anderson will be reportedly be out for 4-to-6 weeks.
“They are actually more like small needles,” Dugger said. “The pins aren’t permanent, they are usually taken out after a couple of weeks. They are there to help realign the fracture. It also allows you to get some movement. If we went conservative without the pins, he would have been in a splint the whole time.”
Corey Dickerson finds himself back on the Rockies roster where they have the plethora of five outfielders. Dickerson was on the clubs Opening Day roster and rarely played going (1-for-5, .200) with two runs due to the emergence of Charlie Blackmon. After being sent down to the minors, he would go (5-for-13, .385) with the Triple-A affiliate Colorado Springs Sky Sox, collecting a double and a triple with two runs scored. This is what Corey said about being sent down and what comes with it:
“I just went out and played and didn’t worry about things,” Dickerson said. “It was a disappointment to get sent down, but I have to be ready. You look at the season and how long it is and you have to be ready when they need you. My goal is to stay up here and help the team win. I’m going to do that to the best of my ability.”
Dickerson will be on the roster tonight as the Rockies open up a four-game series with the divisional rival San Diego Padres. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM ET, 8:10 PM ET.