Holland day to day after 'kitchen accident'

Closer has cut on right index finger, was unavailable Tuesday

Holland day to day after 'kitchen accident'

DENVER -- Rockies closer Greg Holland was not available for the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 5-4 victory over the Mets because he had suffered a cut on his right index finger in what manager Bud Black called "a kitchen accident."

Holland, 33-for-34 on save chances this season, was seen wearing a bandage on the finger Wednesday, and hoped to be available if needed.

Left-hander Mike Dunn pitched the top of the ninth with the game tied at 4, before Nolan Arenado's RBI single in the bottom of the frame won it. Holland was up in the bullpen in the eighth, but didn't enter the game.

"He had a kitchen accident yesterday, cut his index finger on his throwing hand and it's truly day to day," Black said. "We'll see how it progresses the next 5-6 hours, whether the little cut is going to heal enough to allow him to throw. Last night he gave it a shot, and it wasn't going to happen. This is one of those Mother Nature things."

Such incidents aren't new to the Rockies. In 2009, then-rookie Carlos Gonzalez was out briefly after suffering a puncture wound to his left hand. He was putting away the dishes and accidentally punctured his hand with a steak knife.

Worth noting

• Left-handed-hitting outfielder David Dahl, who hasn't played in the Majors this season because of a stress reaction in the sixth rib, has been placed on Triple-A Albuquerque's seven-day disabled list with mid-back spasms. Dahl left Monday's game after seven innings, and the Rockies originally said he was moved for "conservatism," and nothing more. The club's explanation could have been because some on social media speculated that he was being traded, but no move occurred before Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

• Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, obtained in a trade with the Rangers on Sunday, felt better Wednesday after being scratched from Tuesday's lineup by a stomach illness that hit after batting practice. Lucroy participated in pregame activities Wednesday, but was not in the lineup against the Mets.

• The Rockies have released right-handed reliever Jordan Lyles, who was designated for assignment Saturday.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.