After leaving Thursday's game with strained ligaments in his right wrist, Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list so he can fully recover from the injury. He originally injured the wrist when he crashed into the center field wall in a July 3 game against the Kansas City Royals. He had a deep bruise bone then, sat out a few games, came back, but didn't play over the weekend before the All-Star Break.
Gonzales has overcome a rough start to become one of the key parts of this offense again, but it is better to have a healthy Gonzalez in a few weeks than an injured one who could do further harm in a season that is slowly slipping away.
In Gonzalez's place, Eric Young Jr. has been recalled for the second time this season. He was called up near the end of May and stayed with the team through all of June. However, He went 11-for-48 (.229 BA) in a mostly bench role. While he is serving as an extra outfielder with Gonzalez out, this could be a showcase for other teams to acquire the speedy player. He can also play second base.
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