Olivo 'fine' after hurting himself on slide

Olivo 'fine' after hurting himself on slide

CHICAGO -- Miguel Olivo's second stolen base of the season in the Rockies' 6-2 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday is one he'll soon forget.

Olivo, who walked on four pitches with no outs following a Todd Helton two-run homer in the top of the seventh, darted for second with Ian Stewart at the plate and dove for the bag but managed to land face-first, sliding in safely but dragging his face through the dirt in the process. Rockies manager Jim Tracy and the club's trainer ran out to check on Olivo, who remained on the ground for several minutes. Olivo came out of the contest and was replaced by backup catcher Paul Phillips.

"He basically hit his head and snapped his head back," said Tracy. "On the field, he complained about soreness in the back of his neck."

After the game, Olivo was seated in front of his locker eating a plate of pasta, and when asked how he felt, he said, "I'm fine."

Nevertheless, he had scrapes on his chin and forehead to show for his trouble.