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Rockies may lose Mark Reynolds for the rest of the season

It’s late in the season, when prolonged injuries might mean the end of your year.

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Reynolds is Mark Reynolds. He strikes out a lot, he doesn’t offer much in the way of speed or agility, but he’ll pop off a home run when you need one and get his name listed next to Giancarlo Stanton’s or Bryce Harper’s.

However much the Rockies value his role, they will have to do without the 33-year-old corner infielder due to a broken hamate bone in his left wrist.

Originally, Colorado had him on the 15-day DL starting on August 12, but following surgery, his down time has obviously increased to four to eight weeks. That would be enough time to end Reynolds’ 2016.

Reynolds has been a reasonable source of power for the Rockies this season as they continue another tepid divisional campaign out west, hitting .307 through April and May, and the line between his most and least effective splits drawn quite clearly: Reynolds hit .298 vs. RHP this season, as opposed to .248 vs. lefties, and clearly benefited from hitting at Coors Field, where he slashed .312/.382/.492 (Outside of Denver, he managed a far less impressive .250/.323/.395).

Trevor Story has at least outpaced him with K’s, though; Reynolds’ 106 SO in 361 pales in comparison to Story’s 130 in 372 AB.