Sep 19 10:34a
Manager Walt Weiss didn't confirm Arenado's (illness/chest) season was over, but seemed to suggest as much, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. "It's not like we have to get another look at Nolan," Weiss said. "That pneumonia is going to zap him for a while. Even when he feels like he's ready to go, he's going to be short-winded out here for a few days."
With the Rockies likely just waiting for their dismal season to come to its conclusion next Sunday, there's little incentive to rush Arenado back into action at this point while his energy level remains lower than normal. Even with the missed time due to the illness and a broken finger, Arenado still demonstrated vast improvement in his sophomore campaign, batting .287/.328/.500 with 18 homers and 61 RBI over 111 games, while showcasing Gold Glove-caliber defense in the field. At least among third basemen, the 23-year-old Arenado might be one of the most desirable assets in dynasty leagues.