Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 12/19/14
Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies exited Friday’s game in Atlanta after suffering a mallet fracture in his left middle finger while sliding headfirst into second base for a leadoff double in the top of the second inning, according to Joe Morgan of MLB.com.Scott Cunningham, Getty ImagesUtility player Charlie Culberson, who Colorado acquired for Marco Scutaro in 2012, replaced Arenado at third base in the bottom of the second inning. Arenado remained in the game after the double to base run after trainers checked him out and ended up scoring the first run of the game on an RBI groundout by Jordan Pacheco. Arenado, 23, this season has a line of .305/.333/.489 with 6 home runs, 28 runs batted in, 9 walks, 27 strikeouts, .823 OPS in 49 games played. He had an impressive 28 game hitting streak to start the season as he tried to catch Joe DiMaggio's somewhat improbable 56 game hitting streak.He has the potential to be one of the best fielding third baseman’s in the game, but has co...
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