Sports - Colorado Rockies

May 16, 2012 8:21 PM by Jordan Mason

Eric Young Jr. returns to Rockies

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have reinstated speedy outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the restricted list and placed infielder Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list with a swollen left wrist.

Young was placed on the bereavement list May 5 and then moved to the restricted list a week later. Following the death of his grandfather, Young played a couple of games at extended spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Young was hitting .296 when he went on leave.

Nelson, who is hitting .219, has been bothered by a sore and swollen left wrist for a while and manager Jim Tracy said shutting him down was the best way to get him healthy. The move was retroactive to Tuesday.

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