DENVER, Colorado (Reuters) - Reigning National League batting champion Carlos Gonzalez exited Colorado's 9-6 loss to Atlanta early Thursday after again injuring his troublesome right wrist.
Gonzalez, who has been plagued by wrist trouble since last season, fouled off a pitch in the fifth inning and doubled over in pain before leaving the game for good.
The Rockies said Gonzalez had a strained right wrist but did not say whether the 25-year-old outfielder will be put on the disabled list.
Gonzalez originally injured the wrist last August but managed to play on and capture the batting crown with a .336 average.
He aggravated it again on July 3 when he made a catch that sent him crashing into the wall and knocked him out of the starting lineup for much of this month.
Gonzalez, batting .289 this year, hit his 15th home run of the season in the first inning Thursday as he appeared to be regaining his health before injury struck again.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles. Edited by Patrick Johnston)