Rockies place Carlos Gonzalez on DL

DENVER -- Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right wrist.

This is Gonzalez's first trip to the DL. The Rockies recalled outfielder/infielder Eric Young Jr. from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his place.

Gonzalez missed eight games earlier this month after suffering a deep bone bruise on his right wrist when he crashed into the outfield wall making a catch against the Kansas City Royals on July 3.

He said Wednesday he was close to 100 percent and he homered in his first at-bat Thursday against the Atlanta Braves before re-injuring his wrist fouling off a pitch later in the game.

Gonzalez, last year's NL batting champ, is hitting .289 with 15 homers, 56 RBIs, 63 runs and 16 stolen bases.