Rockies place Jose Morales on DL

Updated: June 17, 2011, 6:50 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Jose Morales went on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb on Friday, two days after the Colorado Rockies' backup catcher was hurt when a foul ball struck his hand while he worked behind the plate.

Colorado purchased the contract of catcher Matt Pagnozzi from its Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs to replace Morales on the roster. Pagnozzi was in uniform Friday night and available for Colorado's game against Detroit.

Morales, a switch-hitter, was batting ...

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