Carlos Gonzalez goes on DL after re-injuring wrist

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As speculated Thursday, Carlos Gonzalez has been forced onto the disabled list after aggravating his right wrist during a swing against the Braves.

The Rockies called up Eric Young Jr. to replace him Friday.

An MRI Thursday detected inflamed ligaments in the wrist, and though Gonzalez had mostly been able to play through the soreness since injuring the wrist running into an outfield wall on July 3, the decision was made to try to get him healthy now.

With the Rockies having fallen 10 games back of the Giants in the NL West, this seems like a good of time as any to raise the white flag.  Gonzalez had been the team’s best player over the last three months, having hit .312 with 14 homers and 50 runs scored in 250 at-bats since the end of April.  Now his at-bats are set to go to Ryan Spilborghs, Ty Wigginton, Ian Stewart and Young.

Young spent about five weeks in the majors before being sent down at the beginning of the month, hitting .229 with no extra-base hits and just two walks in 48 at-bats.

Video: Willy Adames takes Chris Sale yard for first major league homer

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Rays shortstop prospect Willy Adames took Red Sox starter and 2017 AL Cy Young Award runner-up Chris Sale yard for his first major league home run on Tuesday night. It was his second major league at-bat. The dinger cut the Rays’ deficit to 3-1.

The Rays called Adames up from Triple-A Durham ahead of Tuesday’s game. Adames is the Rays’ No. 2 prospect and No. 22 in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. With Durham, he hit .311/.387/.466 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 173 plate appearances.

Manager Kevin Cash said that Adames is only going to be with the Rays for two or three days while Joey Wendle is on paternity leave, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported. Adames is making his case to stay longer.