|Colorado places Matsui on 15-day DL|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 15 April 2007 11:20|
Matsui left Saturday night's game against Arizona in the bottom of the fifth inning. He had started the first 11 games of the season at second base. He was hitting .361 with three RBIs and had five stolen bases in five attempts.
The Rockies called up infielder Clint Barmes from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Matsui's roster spot.
Matsui, who has had back problems in the past, was acquired by the Rockies from the New York Mets last June. He signed a one-year contract with Colorado in the offseason.