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Colorado Rockies injuries: Daniel Descalso, Tyler Anderson will be sidelined for a few weeks

Recent injuries to Daniel Descalso and Tyler Anderson could mean that they open the season on the disabled list.

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After being pulled at the last minute before his scheduled start on Saturday, Tyler Anderson is now expected to miss the next few weeks with a strained right oblique, according to a report by's Thomas Harding. Though this is not an arm-related injury, it is still a sad setback for a young pitcher who has struggled with injuries throughout his minor league career. Hopefully with proper rest, Anderson will be able to pitch again soon, though that may be in extended spring training before an assignment to the minors.

Harding's report also sheds some light on Daniel Descalso's injury. Unfortunately, Descalso's MRI revealed an avulsion fracture in his left hand that will keep him out of baseball action for the foreseeable future. Depending on the severity of the fracture, rest can be the appropriate method of treatment and Descalso may be out for only a few weeks. If the injury is more severe, surgery will be needed to repair the damage and Descalso could be out for significantly longer.

Anderson's injury doesn't really impact the Rockies roster moves as he wasn't expected to make the roster out of spring training. Descalso's injury does have a direct impact though, because it opens the door extremely wide for Trevor Story to capitalize on his impressive spring training performance and make the Opening Day roster.