By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Colorado Rockies have shut down outfielder Charlie Blackmon for the rest of the season. As of Wednesday night, he’ll miss the final eight games of the season.
The 36-year-old is dealing with a torn meniscus in his left knee. He should be ready to go for spring training in February.
With Blackmon’s season ended, the Rockies will have one free roster spot for the final games. At this time, it is not clear who the team will use the roster spot on.
A corresponding move will be made before Wednesday’s game if it has not been made already. The Rockies may make it before Thursday’s game if they haven’t made it before Wednesday’s game.
The 2023 campaign will be the final year of his eight-year, $108 million deal that he previously signed. He is slated to make $18 million in a player option for next season.
Blackmon has spent his entire career with the Rockies. He appeared in 135 games this season before being shut down.
He had a .264 batting average on the season. Blackmon also had 16 home runs and 78 RBIs.
In his 12-year career, he has hit 207 home runs.
His final game of the season came against the San Francisco Giants on September 27th. He went 2 for 4 with one RBI in a 5-2 loss to the Giants.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.