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


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

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


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.