Rincon goes on DL

Updated: August 1, 2009, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The Colorado Rockies have placed right-hander Juan Rincon on the 15-day disabled list because of stiffness in his pitching elbow, making room on the roster for recent acquisition Joe Beimel.

Beimel, a left-hander, was acquired by the Reds in a trade with Washington before the non-waiver deadline Friday.

Rincon was put on the DL Saturday, retroactive to Friday. He went 2-2 with a 6.91 ERA in 16 relief appearances after being called up by the Rockies from Triple-A Colorado Springs on June 20.

The seven-year veteran opened the season with Detroit and was 1-0 with a 5.23 ERA in seven relief appearances before being designated for assignment on May 13.


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