Ianetta placed on disabled list

By: AP
By: AP

The Colorado Rockies have placed catcher Jeff Iannetta on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

The move was announced moments before the first pitch of Sunday's game against the Tigers. Iannetta strained the hamstring while running the bases in Saturday's 4-3 win over Detroit.

Yorvit Torrealba replace Iannetta on Saturday and started on Sunday. The Rockies purchased the contract of catcher Paul Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rockies moved infielder Jeff Baker (hand) to the 60-day disabled list.

Phillips did not arrive in Detroit in time for the first pitch of Sunday's game, but was expected to arrive in the early innings.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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