Austin Gomber’s left forearm has landed him on the injured list.
The Rockies announced before Sunday afternoon’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers that Gomber, the 27-year-old left-hander who led the Colorado starters in wins (six) and ERA (3.68) was going on the 10-day injured list because of left forearm tightness.
Gomber felt tightness in his forearm during a Saturday night start against the Brewers, forcing him to leave the contest after allowing four hits and two earned runs over two innings.
Rockies manager Bud Black told The Post before first pitch that Gomber got an MRI Sunday at around 10 a.m. and added that “we’re optimistic, from (what we’ve heard) from our team doctor and from the team.”
The optimism was tempered at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, when the team announced that it was putting Gomber on the IL and had selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joe Harvey from Class AAA Albuquerque as Gomber’s replacement.
Harvey posted a 2.63 ERA with the Isotopes over 15 appearances this spring. The Rockies also transferred Jordan Sheffield (lat strain) to the 60-day injured list.
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