Former Mets infielder Daniel Murphy isn’t getting the Rocky Mountain high he expected when he signed in Colorado as a free agent this offseason.
The 34-year-old will miss at least a month with a finger avulsion according to Rockies manager Bud Black, with the team placing him on the 10-day injured list on Monday after he jammed his finger playing the infield on Friday.
“It’s gonna be at least a month,” Black said on MLB Network Radio. “Not sure whether there’s gonna be a surgery or not. There’s a couple of different courses of action that probably lead to the same timetable. So with Daniel, we’re just going to have to be patient.”
The move to Colorado projected to be an ideal situation for the line-drive hitting Murphy after splitting 2018 between the Nationals and Cubs. Murphy had one hit in 10 at-bats and two games before the injury.
Murphy signed a two-year deal worth $24 million with the Rockies this winter.