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Daniel Murphy to miss at least a month due to broken finger

Daniel Murphy

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 11: Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies fields a ground ball during the spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 11, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

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Rockies manager Bud Black said this morning that Daniel Murphy will miss at least one month due to the avulsion fracture of his left index finger.

Murphy sustained the injury while fielding a ground ball in the fourth inning of Friday’s game against the Marlins. Murphy somehow remained in the game and went 1-for-5 with a ninth-inning single, but soon got x-rays and saw a hand specialist who determined that, no, he really shouldn’t be playing for a while.

Until he’s back some combination of Mark Reynolds, Ryan McMahon, and Garrett Hampson will cover first and/or second base for Colorado.

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