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Rockies' Gerardo Parra exits early with quad injury

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The injury comes as Parra was having his best stretch as a Colorado Rockie

Update, 10:01 pm MT: Gerardo Parra will head to the 10-day disabled list with a right quad strain, Patrick Saunders reports.


The Colorado Rockies’ depth will receive yet another test. Gerardo Parra exited Tuesday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning with a strained right quad. Parra was attempting to steal second base with two out and Trevor Story at the plate when he pulled up short of second and limped into the outfield.

Coming into tonight’s game Parra was hitting .520/.571/.800 in his last 10 games. He continued to look dialed in tonight with two hits in his first two plate appearances before getting injured. After the struggles that Parra endured last year and also to begin 2017, it finally looked like the Rockies were getting the hitter who used to torment them when he was with the Diamondbacks.

Depending on the severity of the strain, Parra could miss only a few days or could be placed on the disabled list. Due to Alexi Amarista’s paternity leave and Raimel Tapia being called up, the Rockies are carrying five outfielders on the roster, so there’s a little flexibilty when it comes to making a decision on Parra.

Ian Desmond, initially slated for a day off, replaced Parra and finished the game in left field.