Chicago Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney will be placed on the disabled list after breaking a rib on his left side crashing into an outfield wall.
Chicago made the announcement Sunday, a day after he was hurt, and said Sweeney will be held out of baseball activities for four-to-six weeks.
Sweeney is hitting .295 with four home runs and 15RBI since he came up from Triple-A Iowa on May 6.
Chicago is off today and is expected to put Sweeney on the DL before Tuesday’s game at Oakland.
Sweeney was injured in the third inning when he jumped and caught a fly ball by Kendrys Morales.
Colorado calls up pitcher Pomeranz
The Colorado Rockies promoted left-hander Drew Pomeranz from the minors.
Pomeranz was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs before Sunday’s game against San Francisco.
Right-hander Rob Scahill was optioned to Triple-A.
The 24-year-old Pomeranz was 8-1 with a 4.20 ERA in 15 starts with Colorado Springs.
He struck out 96 and walked 33 in 85 ⅔ innings.
Nady agrees to deal with Rockies
Outfielder Xavier Nady agreed to a minor-league contract with the Colorado Rockies.
The 34-year-old had agreed to a minor-league contract with Kansas City in December and was hitting .310 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI with Triple-A Omaha.
His deal with Kansas City gave him the ability to terminate the contract if he was not added to the major-league roster by May 1, and he was released by the Royals on Sunday to allow him to sign with Colorado.
Angels’ Bourjos fractures wrist
X-rays showed a nondisplaced fracture of a bone just below Peter Bourjos’ right wrist, an injury that will sideline the speedy center fielder for at least two to three weeks.
Bourjos, who sat out 40 games in May and June because of a left hamstring strain and was slowed last week by a bruised left thumb, suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Saturday.
Doctors told Bourjos he can play when he can tolerate the pain and that hitting and throwing won’t exacerbate the injury. The only way it can get worse, Bourjos said, is if he gets “smoked” by a pitch in the same spot.