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Rockies rumors: Charlie Blackmon headed to the 15-day DL

The Rockies outfielder is out for the immediate future with a foot injury.

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Earlier today, the Rockies announced that Charlie Blackmon was placed on the 15-day DL with "turf toe". He was taken out of the game on Wednesday after the 8th inning, which should have been a sign that something was nagging at the outfielder.

"In Blackmon's absence, Gerardo Parra was moved from left field to center and backup first baseman Ben Paulsen was put in left field. DJ LeMahieu took over the leadoff spot in Colorado's lineup.

Blackmon, 29, had played in all eight games for the Rockies this season and was 5-for-27 at the plate. On Wednesday against San Francisco, he tripled and doubled and scored twice."

The strangest part of Blackmon's DL stint is that the Rockies recalled a catcher, Dustin Garneau, rather than a replacement outfielder; however it wasn't completely without cause.

"Garneau, 28, was called up as insurance for catcher Nick Hundley, who took a foul ball off his face mask Wednesday. He remained in the game, but only after seeming dazed for a moment. The Rockies also have Tony Wolters on their roster, but he's able to play middle infield, and if needed, outfield."

Garneau has just 76 career plate appearances in the major leagues, and doesn't appear to be a real prospect. At 28 years old, he's mainly organizational depth for situations just like this.

Blackmon doesn't figure to be out of action for long, but even if he is, the Rockies likely won't need to make any notable additions. Ryan Raburn is on the 25-man roster, as is Brandon Barnes, and the aforementioned Paulsen.