Carlos Gonzales was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday after fouling off a pitch in an at-bat against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. The Rockies officially placed CarGo on the DL with a strained right wrist.
Gonzalez was only a few games back after missing eight with a deep bone bruise on his right wrist. He was reportedly feeling better and even homered in the same game he reinjured his wrist swinging at a 1-1 curveball down the middle. He was is very noticeable pain, letting go of the bat before dropping to his knees grabbing his wrist. Rockies manager Jim Tracy told media on Thursday that Gonzalez’s tendon extended and rolled over a bone in his wrist. Whether this will be a lingering and nagging injury for CarGo remains to be seen as you never know for sure with a wrist injury.
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The 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .289 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI’s so far this season along with outstanding defense. With Gonzalez’s injury, Colorado placed Ryan Spilborghs in left field and called up Eric Young Jr. from the Rockies’ AAA affiliate in Colorado Springs.
The loss of Gonzalez will greatly hurt the already struggling Rockies. They have lost five of their last 8 outings, but have looked very inconsistent on the pitching mound. Jason Hammel dropped to 5-10 on the season with Saturday’s 12-3 loss at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hopefully the pitching will be better in the next two starts as Rockies’ ace Ubaldo Jimenez will get the start Sunday. He has turned his season around going 6-3 in his past ten starts with a 2.85 ERA and 63 strikeouts. Rookie Juan Nicasio will start Monday as the Rockies open up a three game road series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Back to the Colorado Rockies Newsfeed