cbs4

Latest Sports

Rockies Place Nicasio On 15-Day DL

View Comments
Juan Nicasio of the Colorado Rockies acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the game in the middle of the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 18, 2012. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Juan Nicasio of the Colorado Rockies acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the game in the middle of the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 18, 2012. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have placed right-hander Juan Nicasio on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of a strained left knee and recalled righty Guillermo Moscoso from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Nicasio was injured in the second inning of his start Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he put his foot down after turning his body to the right to try to field a ball hit through the middle.

Manager Jim Tracy said Nicasio’s injury is not believed to be serious, but Nicasio will have a precautionary MRI on Monday.

Nicasio is 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA in 11 starts in this comeback season. He was hit in the right temple with a line drive on Aug. 5 and fractured his skull and broke the C1 vertebrae. He recovered to open the season in the Rockies rotation as their No. 3 starter.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus