Knee Injury Sidelines Rockies’ Gomez

Rockies shortstop Hector Gomez, the No. 4 prospect in the organization, played just one game with high Class A Modesto before hitting the disabled list.

Gomez hit a foul ball off his left knee in Modesto’s first game of the season on April 3. He stayed in the game to lay down a sacrifice bunt, but was removed in the bottom of the inning. Gomez has now left Modesto to rehabilitate his knee at the team’s training complex in Tucson.

"We’re somewhat concerned with it because he still has pain putting pressure on his leg," Rockies farm director Marc Gustafson said. "He’s going back to Tucson. He’s on the DL, but when he’s healthy he’s as good of a shortstop as you’ll see in any league."

Last season, the toolsy Gomez hit .266/.309/.421 in 578 plate appearances and stole 20 bases in 30 attempts as a 19-year-old.