DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Rockies put left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 4 for a mild back strain.
Fuentes, the Rockies' closer for most of the season, had 20 saves in 26 opportunities but blew four straight saves during a road trip and was demoted.
He last pitched July 3 against the Mets, retiring all three batters he faced, two by strikeouts. He could be activated from the DL on Thursday.
Fuentes, who has a 4.06 ERA in 40 appearances, was selected to the National League All-Star roster for the third consecutive year but did not play.
To take Fuentes' roster spot, Colorado called up infielder Omar Quintanilla from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Quintanilla was expected to be in uniform for Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

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