Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez has landed on the 15-day DL for the first time in his career with a strained right wrist. CarGo suffered the injury during an at-bat yesterday against the Braves.
Colorado called up INF Eric Young Jr. to fill the roster spot.
Gonzalez has solid numbers this season, though not up to the stellar marks he posted last year while drawing MVP consideration. His BA is at .289 to go along with 15 HR and 63 RBI.
The Rockies started off hot in 2011 but as the trade deadline nears they are under .500 and not clearly defined as a club that has a shot to win this year. Losing CarGo won’t help.