The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Kris Bryant on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury.
Bryant was dropped from the Rockies’ roster on Tuesday due to back problems. On Wednesday, Colorado manager Bud Black said he didn’t expect Bryant’s issues to lead to a move to the disabled list. However, Bryant’s condition did not improve over the next few days, prompting Colorado to move the roster.
In his first season with the Rockies, Bryant batted .281 with a .338 on-base percentage and .351 hitting percentage. In 15 games, Bryant has 16 hits and four RBIs with five walks and 11 runs scored.
Bryant, 30, signed a seven-year, $182 million contract with the Rockies this offseason.
Colorado called up its No. 4 ranked Triple-A Albuquerque prospect, infielder Elehuris Montero, to replace Bryant’s spot on the 26-man roster.
Montero, 23, played in 10 major league spring training games, batting .261 with a .320 on-base percentage while hitting .435.
In 20 games this season at Triple-A, Montero is .288 batting, with a .356 on-base and .450 batting percentage. He has four home runs, 12 RBIs and 23 hits in 91 plate appearances.