Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals with an apparent wrist injury after running into the wall while making a catch. In the top of the seventh inning, catcher Brayan Pena hit a ball to deep center, which Gonzalez tracked down, only to hurt his wrist while running into the wall. He was taken out of the game and taken to the hospital.
Ty Wigginton moved to right field while Ryan Spilborghs moved to center field. Jonathan Herrera took over at third base.
Gonzalez had been the spark plug for the Rockies' offense in this game. He hit a three-run double in the fifth inning and a three-run homer in the sixth inning to drive in six runs, a single-game best for him.
This is the last thing Rockies fans want to see happen right now. With the team struggling to find consistency on a game-in, game-out basis, losing Gonzalez's bat for any period of time will be hard to swallow.
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