DENVER -- X-rays taken Wednesday show Rockies pitcher
Jason Hirsh suffered a broken leg when he was hit by a line drive in the
first inning the night before, even though he stayed in for five
more innings and got the victory.
The club said Hirsh has a fractured fibula in his lower right
leg. He will be re-evaluated Thursday.
Hirsh (5-7) gave up two earned runs on three hits over six
innings Tuesday and the Rockies beat Milwaukee 11-4.
The Rockies also placed catcher Edwin Bellorin on the 15-day
disabled list Wednesday, two days after he was called up to the
majors leagues for the first time.
Bellorin, brought up from Triple-A Colorado Springs, made only
one plate appearance in his brief stay. He hit into a double play
in the second inning and strained a hamstring while running out the
Colorado purchased the contract of catcher Alvin Colina from
Colorado Springs. Colina was hitting .204 and had five homers and
29 RBIs in 64 games with Colorado Springs.