The Colorado Rockies placed All-Star outfielder Carolos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to inflammation of his left index finger.
Gonzalez has played despite the inflammation for most of the season, missing just five of the team’s first 57 games, but he will sit for at least two weeks in hopes that his finger fully heals.
“I really don’t know what to do at this point,” Gonzalez told MLB.com, admitting frustration. The lingering injury has been bad enough at times that it limited gripping a bat and it occasionally prevented his batting glove from fitting.
Gonzalez is batting just .255 with eight home runs, 31 RBI and two stolen bases this season. He has not batted lower than .295 in any of the past four seasons, while stealing at least 20 bases and homering at least 22 times.
There is no word on exactly how long Gonzalez will be out, and he will likely be replaced by Corey Dickerson in the lineup.