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When will Charlie Blackmon return to the Rockies lineup this season?

We’ve got the latest updates for Charlie Blackmon and when he’ll return in 2023.

Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies watches the flight of a home run against the New York Mets at Coors Field on May 28, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Kyle Cooper/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images

The Colorado Rockies have added outfielder Charlie Blackmon to the injured list with a broken right hand. The injury bug has bitten the Rockies hard of late, as Blackmon joins C.J. Cron and Kris Bryant on the shelf. Blackmon will get more testing done on the extent of his injury, but it is expected to sideline him for a significant chunk of time.

Charlie Blackmon injury update

July 5 Update: Blackmon said recently that he expected to wear a cast for two more weeks on his hand. He has about a week to go on that timeline and then would have to ramp back up his baseball activity and progress through the stages of swinging a bat. There is hope he can return by the end of the month.


Blackmon suffered the injury when he got hit by a pitch against the Kansas City Royals. He will begin on the 10-day IL, and Colorado called up infielder Coco Montes. The Rockies likely won’t automatically use Montes, but he provides some helpful infield depth as the team tries to switch around its lineup to fill all its open spots caused by injuries. Depending on the severity of the injury and how long it takes him to recover, Blackmon may end up making it back before Cron or Bryant. Still, for now, the Rockies are going to experience a hit to their lineup that will be tough to make up.