Gomez lands on DL with hamstring injury

Gomez was a NL All-Star in 2013 and 2014. Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers placed All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring on Friday.

Gomez returned to Milwaukee after suffering the injury on Wednesday against the Cardinals. He underwent an examination which revealed the injury and also received a cortisone shot for the inflammation.

He is expected to be sidelined two-to-three weeks. Gomez has struggled with prolonged muscle injuries from time to time during his career, and will need to tread carefully in his rehabilitation in order to ensure a full recovery. He will be eligible to return from the DL on May 1.

Gomez hit .284 with an .833 OPS, 23 home runs, 95 runs scored and 34 stolen bases in 2014. He is 8-for-34 (.235) with one home run and six RBIs this season.

In his absence, Gerardo Parra will see most of the starts in center field while Logan Schafer is expected to serve as a fourth outfielder.