MIAMI (AP) -Colorado Rockies right-hander Rodrigo Lopez's elbow injury has been diagnosed as a torn flexor tendon, and he will be placed on the disabled list for the second time this season.
Lopez left a game Thursday against Los Angeles with forearm tightness after pitching 6 2-3 innings. An MRI exam Monday revealed the diagnosis.
Rookie right-hander Jason Hirsh, on the disabled list since July 3 with a sprained right ankle, will take Lopez's place in the rotation and start Thursday at Florida. Hirsh is 4-7 with a 4.90 ERA.
Lopez was sidelined six weeks in April and May with a strained right elbow. He is 5-4 this year with a 4.42 ERA.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Possible 2018 World Series Matchups There are odds available for 2018 MLB World Series possible matchups and a Los Angeles Dodgers versus New York Yankees clash has the best...
Thumbnail Updated AL Pennant Odds After acquiring Giancarlo Stanton, are the New York Yankees the team to beat in the American League this season? Here is what oddsmakers say.

MLB Team Pages