Rockies Moves: Nelson, Herrera to DL; Brown, LeMahieu Called Up

May 5, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson is brushed back by an inside Atlanta Braves pitch during the game at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Carpenean-US PRESSWIRE

As Jeff Aberle mentioned in this morning's rockpile, the Colorado Rockies placed infielders Chris Nelson and Jonathan Herrera on the 15-day disabled list:

To replace Nelson and Herrera on their roster, the Rockies added infielder D.J. LeMahieu and utilityman Andrew Brown.

Nelson has been suffering from an irregular heartbeat. The 26-year-old had his heart shocked back into rhythm Tuesday afternoon and is recovering in a local hospital, according to Troy E. Renck of The Denver Post. Before hitting the DL, Nelson had posted an OPS of .735 for the Rockies this season.

Herrera sustained a wrist injury recently, an infection caused by a wristwatch, which landed him on the 15-day DL. On the season, the 27-year-old maintained an OPS of .678.

LeMahieu has played in 19 games for the Rockies this season, collecting eight hits over his 39 at-bats. He owns a career major league OPS of .525 over 99 at-bats.

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