DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies are putting left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes on the disabled list because of a mild back strain.
Fuentes was placed on the list for 15 days beginning July 4.
The pitcher was the Rockies' closer for most of the season chalking up 20 saves in 26 opportunities. He was demoted after he blew four straight saves during a road trip.
He last pitched on July third against the Mets and retired all three batters he faced.
Colorado called up infielder Omar Quintanilla from Triple-A Colorado Springs to fill Fuentes' roster spot.
Quintanilla was expected to be in uniform Friday night as the Rockies face the Brewers in Milwaukee.
(Copyright 2007. The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus