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Rockies’ Germán Márquez goes on IL with forearm inflammation

Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 14: German Marquez #48 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Oracle Park on April 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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DENVER - Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Germán Márquez was placed on the 15-day injured list with inflammation in his right forearm.

Márquez left his start Monday night against St. Louis after experiencing tightness in the middle of his forearm while warming up for the sixth inning. He is 2-1 this season with a 4.41 ERA.

The 28-year-old Márquez had discomfort in his elbow in 2019 that led to the Rockies shutting him down in August. He said Monday night this was nothing like that pain.

Márquez has 979 career strikeouts with the Rockies. He is six away from tying Jorge De La Rosa for the most in team history.

To take his spot on the roster, Colorado recalled infielder/outfielder Nolan Jones from Triple-A Albuquerque.