According to’s Thomas Harding, the Colorado Rockies are dealing with yet another spring training loss to a player expected to make the Opening Day 25-man roster. Catcher Tom Murphy has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right forearm after being hit by Anthony Rizzo‘s bat in a game on Saturday.

Murphy is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, putting his timetable for return sometimes between when Chris Rusin and David Dahl should return and a little before Ian Desmond, all of which have gone down in the last week and a half.

Tony Wolters was almost certainly going to be the starter behind the dish, but now Dustin Garneau will likely be called upon to serve as the primary backup for the first month.

More as this develops.

Drew Creasman is the Managing Editor of BSN Rockies and a writer at Pop Culture Spin in addition to working as a solo musician in the Denver/Boulder area. A lifelong Coloradan, Drew has always been plugged into the local sports and entertainment scene and has a healthy obsession with fact-based debate.