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Carlos Gonzalez re-injures wrist, taken for X-rays

Carlos Gonzalez

Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez drives in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in Denver. The Rockies won 3-2. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)


Update: Gonzalez has been taken to the hospital for X-rays on his wrist.


Carlos Gonzalez came out of Thursday’s game in the fifth inning after re-injuring his right wrist on a swing in the game against the Braves.

Gonzalez injured the wrist crashing into the wall on July 3 and missed the next four days. He continued to battle soreness and didn’t play the first game after the All-Star break, though he had started the last six days. He hit his second homer in three games in the first inning of today’s game.

Unfortunately, it appeared as though the setback he experienced today was quite significant. He was in obvious pain as he left in the middle of his at-bat. Ryan Spilborghs replaced him.

Gonzalez likely will now serve that DL stint he’s spent 2 1/2 weeks trying to avoid. Ty Wigginton and Spilborghs will fill in for him in left field, with Ian Stewart getting additional playing time at third base.