Rockies’ Nelson on DL with irregular heart beat
Colorado Rockies infielder Chris Nelson is remaining
hospitalized for observation after undergoing treatment for an
The Rockies said Nelson’s heart was beating normally again after
doctors administered a series of shocks during a procedure earlier
Tuesday. However, any physical exertion by Nelson will be limited
for at least several days. The team placed him on the 15-day
Infielder DJ LeMahieu was recalled from the team’s Triple-A
affiliate in Colorado Springs to fill the roster spot of Nelson,
who was batting .256 with five home runs and 23 RBIs in 58 games
In other moves, the Rockies placed infielder Jonathan Herrera on
the disabled list with a left wrist infection, apparently caused by
his wrist-watch, and recalled outfielder Andrew Brown from their
Triple-A club. Right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio also was moved
from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list, the day
after undergoing surgery on his left knee.
LeMahieu and Brown were both in uniform and available for the
Nelson, who spent 15 days on the disabled list with a wrist
inflammation earlier in the season, was in the weight room Monday
afternoon going through his pregame routine when he ”felt funny”
and walked into the nearby training room to get checked out, Tracy
”They immediately detected the fact that his heart was out of
rhythm and took him to the hospital,” Tracy said.
Nelson has no known previous history of heart issues, Tracy
Herrera was taken to the hospital early Tuesday after team
officials became concerned by signs of infection in his wrist.
Doctors believe the source of the infection was Herrera’s
wrist-watch, Tracy said.
Herrera, who spent part of May and June on the disabled list
because of a strained right hamstring, was released from the
hospital after treatment but needs additional time to fully
LeMahieu is back for a second stint this season with the
Rockies. During a monthlong stay earlier, he hit .216 with a double
and two RBIs in 18 games.
Brown, one of the Rockies’ final spring training cuts, has been
having a standout season with Colorado Springs. He’s batting .317
with 20 home runs and 84 RBIs. Brown made his major league debut
with St. Louis last season, batting .182 in 11 games. He was
acquired off waivers by the Rockies last October and outrighted to
the minors before rejoining the club in spring training as a