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Rockies put 2B LeMahieu on DL, recall Valaika from Triple-A

May 15, 2018

Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu strikes out while trying to check his swing on a pitch from Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb and recalled infielder Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The moves were made before Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres.

LeMahieu was hurt Sunday while taking a swing during a loss to Milwaukee. He was batting .279 with five home runs and 13 RBIs. The two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner also was on the DL from April 30 to May 8 with a strained right hamstring. He had never been on the disabled list prior to this season.

Valaika, who played at UCLA, made his first career opening day roster before being optioned to Albuquerque on May 8. He hit .103 with one RBI during his first stint with the Rockies.

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