PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday because off a strained left oblique.
LeMahieu left Friday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning with the injury. It’s his third stint on the DL this season after he injured his left thumb in May, after having never been on the disabled list before this season.
“He’s sore today,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “Any strain, whether it’s a hamstring strain or an oblique, any sort of muscle pull, there’s different severities and different degrees. Just from his, how the trainers were moving him, this doesn’t seem to be at the high end of that. We’re encouraged by that, even though it’s going to be a few weeks.”
The two-time All-Star is hitting .278 with 84 hits, eight home runs and 34 runs batted in in 72 games this season. The Rockies called up infielder Garrett Hampson from Triple-A Albuquerque and designated infielder Daniel Castro for assignment before Saturday’s game.
Hampson was in the starting lineup for Colorado at second base against Arizona.