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Arenado's sore left knee 'nothing to worry about'

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DENVER -- Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado's slight limp began when he felt pain in his left knee during a pregame stretch during the Opening Series in Arizona, and it became more noticeable during the four-game series at San Diego. But two factors lead him to believe it won't cost him action:

• He has been cleared medically: "I've already seen doctors," Arenado said. "It's just a little soreness. It's going to go away here soon. It's nothing to worry about."

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DENVER -- Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado's slight limp began when he felt pain in his left knee during a pregame stretch during the Opening Series in Arizona, and it became more noticeable during the four-game series at San Diego. But two factors lead him to believe it won't cost him action:

• He has been cleared medically: "I've already seen doctors," Arenado said. "It's just a little soreness. It's going to go away here soon. It's nothing to worry about."

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• During Friday's 8-3 loss to the Braves in Colorado's home opener at Coors Field, Arenado went 2-for-4 with a rare stolen base -- he swiped second base ahead of Carlos Gonzalez's triple in the first inning for only his 12th career steal -- and he finished the game on a day when the official game-time temperature was 27.

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"If I could play through today, I can play through anything," quipped Arenado, who before the game received his fifth straight Gold Glove Award, plus a Platinum Glove Award, a Defensive Player of the Year Award and a Louisville Silver Slugger Award.

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Through eight games, Arenado is hitting .276 with a home run, five RBIs, three doubles and an .854 OPS. He also has made several signature defensive plays.

"Just pushing off sometimes, and if anything just stopping sometimes I feel it, but other than that I'm good and I'll be good again," he said.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.

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