DENVER – The Colorado Rockies held All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado out of the starting lineup for a second straight game because of a sore right shoulder.
Pat Valaika filled in at third Sunday as the Rockies closed out a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Arenado was removed from Friday’s game in the fifth inning when he tweaked his shoulder on a throw. The five-time Gold Glove winner has been bothered by the shoulder for about a week.
The 27-year-old Arenado entered Saturday’s game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and was hit by a pitch. Later, Ryan McMahon – his replacement at third – hit a walk-off, three-run homer.
Arenado is hitting .307 with 29 home runs and 82 RBIs this season.
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