Klee blog: As injuries mount, are the Colorado Rockies cursed?

By: Paul Klee
March 14, 2017 Updated: March 14, 2017 at 11:55 am
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Colorado Rockies' David Dahl raises his arms as he crosses home plate to score the winning run on a single hit by pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Brandon Maurer in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Denver. Colorado won 8-7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

No, really.

What did the Rockies do in their previous life?

At this point the Rockies should hunker down and await the locusts. Stock the ark; the flood can't be far behind. Hey, Jon Gray: Find the bubble wrap ASAP.

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis delivers a pitch to Washington Nationals' leadoff hitter Trea Turner in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

Friday, Chad Bettis, an anchor in the rotation, announced he has cancer again. There is no timetable for his return. He's going to beat it, but yeah.

Sunday, Ian Desmond, the $70-million first baseman, sustained a broken left hand. There is no timetable for his return. He's going to have surgery.

Monday, Tom Murphy, the catcher, learned he has a broken right forearm. He's out 4-6 weeks, according to the team. 

Did we miss anyone?

Oh, that's right: David Dahl, the outfielder, has a rib injury. He could return to the field before the end of spring training, Bud Black told reporters.

Injuries happen. It's one reason Black is paid the big bucks. Deal with it. But how the Rockies are being injured — with Desmond hit by a pitch, Murphy smacking his arm on a bat as he threw to second — makes you wonder: is the most promising Rockies season since their arrival also a cursed one?

Twitter: @bypaulklee

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