For those wondering why Charlie Blackmon has not played at all since March 1st, we now have an answer. The Rockies' outfielder and battling a knee infection. He should return at some point this spring, but there is not a time table for his recovery.
Thomas Harding of MLB.com had the news:
#Rockies #LosRockies OF Charlie Blackmon is out with a knee infection. Hasn't played since March 1. @chuck_nazty
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) March 6, 2013
Harding also said via MLB.com that the infection is to Blackmon's right knee. The source of the infection is unknown. Blackmon had been playing throughout the spring until last Friday.
Blackmon has two Major League seasons under his belt. The 26-year old is a career .270/.303/.355 hitter.
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