Rockies place first baseman CJ Cron on 10-day IL because of back spasms

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list Monday because of back spasms.

Cron left Sunday’s 4-0 win over Philadelphia in the third inning after popping out in his second at-bat. Cron knelt on one knee along the first base line and was looked at by team athletic trainers before walking off the field.

The 33-year-old Cron is batting .228 with a team-high six homers and 20 RBIs. In each of the previous two seasons, Cron led Colorado in both home runs and RBIs.

“He’s better today, but it was probably enough of a spasm that I wasn’t going to heal itself for three or four days,” Rockies manager Bud Black said.

Colorado recalled infielder/outfielder Michael Toglia from Triple-A Albuquerque, where the 24-year-old former first-round pick was batting .257 with eight home runs and 33 RBIs in 37 games.

The Rockies also selected the contract of left-hander Fernando Abad from the Isotopes, where he had a 1.69 ERA in 13 relief appearances, and placed right-hander Nick Mears on the 15-day injured list with a left oblique muscle strain, a move retroactive to Friday.


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