Rockies veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra will miss significant time during spring training after undergoing surgery to remove a broken bone in his right hand. Parra, whose hand was tightly wrapped when he walked into the clubhouse at Salt River Fields on Friday morning, had surgery last Friday to remove the broken hamate bone in his hand. The hamate is a carpal bone on the outside (little-finger side) of the wrist. The surgery was performed in Scottsdale by Dr. Donald Sheridan, a noted hand surgeon. “I felt something when I was (hitting) in the cage last week and there was some pain in there,” said Parra, 30, who’s expected to be one of the Rockies’ starting corner outfielders. “It feels better already, not as much pain. I’m going to be ready by opening day.” Parra said he hopes to return to action as early as March 8, but whether he can recover that quickly remains to be seen. It usually takes four-to-six weeks for a player to return from similar procedures, but former Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds had surgery to remove the hamate bone in his left hand in August 2016 and returned after 20 days, missing 16 games.
Rockies' Parra expected to miss 4-6 weeks following hand surgery
Denver Post | Feb 16