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Rockies 1B Daniel Murphy breaks finger, out indefinitely

March 31, 2019
Colorado Rockies second baseman Daniel Murphy (9) follows through on a two-run home run in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

MIAMI (AP) — Colorado Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy is out indefinitely with a broken finger on his left hand.

Murphy was injured diving for a sharp grounder in the fourth inning Friday night against Miami. Murphy remained in the game and got his first hit with the Rockies in the ninth inning, but swelling on his finger worsened overnight.

Murphy said Saturday that X-rays showed a fracture on the tip of his left index finger. He is likely headed to the injured list, though his prognosis won’t be set until he visits a hand specialist Monday.

Murphy signed a $24 million, two-year free agent contract with Colorado in the offseason. He is a career .299 hitter in 11 seasons.

Ryan McMahon filled in at first base for the Rockies on Saturday during a 7-3 loss to Miami. He and Mark Reynolds are likely to be the primary replacements while Murphy is sidelined.

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