Gonzalez held out, Rockies call up Garner

The Colorado Rockies have recalled outfielder Cole Garner from

Triple-A Colorado Springs to provide depth after Carlos Gonzalez

injured his right wrist.

Gonzalez was with the Rockies on Monday but was not starting in

the opener of a four-game series against the Braves. He has a

bruised wrist and says he can’t grip a bat after he ran into the

center-field wall Sunday against Kansas City. X-rays showed no

fracture.

Garner was hitting .340 with seven homers and 29 RBIs in 36

games with Colorado Springs. He has never played in the major

leagues.

The Rockies optioned right-hander Clayton Mortensen to Colorado

Springs. He was 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 16 games, including six

starts, with the Rockies.