The Rockies have placed first baseman Mark Reynolds on the 15-day DL, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding (via Twitter). That move had been expected after Reynolds was diagnosed with a hamate bone injury, though the severity of the injury remains to be seen.
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First baseman/outfielder Ben Paulsen has been called up to replace Reynolds on the active roster. Colorado has also designated righty Gonzalez Germen, whose roster spot will go to righty Matt Carasiti.
It seems likely that Reynolds will be lost for much of the rest of the season, as Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post tweets that the veteran slugger has suffered a break to the hamate bone. That’s a fairly common malady, but one that typically requires four to six weeks off after surgery.
The 28-year-old Germen has bounced around quite a bit in recent years, but managed to accumulated 73 1/3 innings for Colorado over the last two years. But he owns only a 4.66 ERA in that span, with 7.0 K/9 and a troubling 5.6 BB/9 on his ledger.
It’s the first trip to the majors for Carasiti, a 25-year-old reliever who owns a 1.96 ERA over 46 innings (mostly at the Double-A level) on the year. He has struck out 9.4 and walked 1.8 batters per nine over that span of quality work, and had recently earned a promotion to the highest level minors. Carasiti had allowed only two hits in seven frames at Triple-A, leading to his bump up to the majors.