Colorado's Arenado suffers finger injury in loss to Braves

Sat May 24, 2014 1:41am EDT

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(Reuters) - Colorado's promising young third baseman Nolan Arenado fractured a finger during a headfirst slide against the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

Arenado exited the game, which the Braves won 3-2, after injuring his left middle finger when he doubled in the second inning and slid safely into second base.

The 23-year-old Arenado is enjoying a strong start to his second season in the Major Leagues but will now likely miss time.

Arenado is batting .305 with six home runs and 28 RBIs.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner. Editing by Patrick Johnston)

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