DENVER - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to inflammation of his left index finger.
Gonzalez, 28, has played in 52 games this season with a batting average of .255, including 12 doubles, a triple and eight home runs. His career batting average is .296.
Gonzalez will be replaced in the active roster by infielder Ryan Wheeler, who is being recalled from the Sky Sox, the Triple-A team in Colorado Springs. The team also recalled catcher Michael McKenry from Triple-A and designated catcher Jordan Pacheco for assignment.
Wheeler, 25, has already appeared in two games with the Rockies this year and 50 games at the Triple-A level. McKenry, 29, played in eight games in the majors this season and 23 with the Sky Sox.
Wheeler and McKenry will both be available in Wednesday night's matchup against the Diamondbacks, but neither were listed in the lineup tweeted by the team.