Excitement is building as the MLB sits just over a week away from Opening Day. Unfortunately, this last stretch of Spring Training games provides more opportunities for starters to get banged up with various injuries.
That's exactly what happened to Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron, who was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks closer Mark Melancon on Sunday.
Manager Bud Black provided an injury update for Cron on Sunday night, and it appears Colorado dodged a potentially scary injury.
C.J. Cron Injury Update
Black reported that Cron was "fine," explaining the pitch actually hit him on the shoulder before striking his helmet. The nine-year MLB veteran did undergo concussion protocols.
Cron may miss a few days of action, but he's expected to fine for Opening Day.
The 2022 season marks Cron's second year in Colorado after a career year. Cron slashed .281/.375/.530 with 28 home runs and 92 RBIs a year ago, setting career-best marks in batting average and RBIs.
Colorado enters the season with +8500 odds to win the NL West on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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