Nicasio Suffers Neck Fracture

Juan Nicasio began his season with the Tulsa Drillers. Now 13 games into his major league career, he's having surgery after being struck in the head by a line drive in Friday night's game against Washington.Nicasio suffered a neck fracture in the second inning of the Rockies' 5-3 loss to the Nationals when a line drive off the bat of Ian Desmond hit him in the right side of the head.In a statement, the Rockies said Nicasio was "resting comfortably".Nicasio made nine starts with the Drillers this season, going 5-and-1 with a 2.22 earned run average. He was called up to the parent club on May 28th.In 13 starts at the major league level, Nicasio is 4-and-4 with a 4.14 ERA.