Rockies reinstate OF Eric Young from restricted list

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has reinstated outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the restricted list. In a corresponding move, the Rockies have placed infielder Chris Nelson on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation, retroactive to May 15th. Young was placed on the bereavement list May 5th and moved to the restricted list May 12th. Young (#1) will be in uniform and available for tonight’s Rockies vs. Diamondbacks game at Coors Field (6:40 p.m. MDT).


Young, 26, made his first Opening Day roster in 2012 and has hit .286 (6-for-21) with one double, one triple, 2 RBI, 9 runs scored and 4 stolen bases in 21 games this season. 2012 marks the fourth-straight season that Young has appeared in the Major Leagues with Colorado. He owns a .248 (111-for-448) career batting average with 11 doubles, 5 triples, 1 home run, 21 RBI, 76 runs scored and 52 stolen bases in 179 career Major League games.


Nelson, 27, is hitting .219 (16-for-73) with five doubles, seven RBI and four runs scored for the Rockies this season. Nelson made the 2012 Rockies Opening Day roster for the first time in his career, and 2012 marks the third-straight season that Nelson has spent time in the Majors with Colorado. Nelson is a career .245 (68-for-278) hitter with 16 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 23 RBI in 104 career Major League games, all with Colorado.


The Rockies have a full 40-man roster.