Edgmer Escalona leaves the field with Rockies trainer Keith Dugger after suffering an injury in the seventh inning against San Diego on Sunday.
Edgmer Escalona leaves the field with Rockies trainer Keith Dugger after suffering an injury in the seventh inning against San Diego on Sunday. (Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies placed hard-throwing right-handed reliever Edgmer Escalona on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of inflammation in his right elbow.

Taking Escalona's place in the bullpen will be left-handed reliever Josh Outman, 28. He will be available for Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field.

Escalona, 26, injured his right elbow pitching Sunday afternoon against the San Diego Padres. He underwent an MRI on Monday. The test revealed no significant structural damage, but the injury was severe enough to land him on the DL.

Escalona has a 4.18 ERA this season with 27 strikeouts and 7 walks in 32.1 innings pitched for the Rockies. His placement on the DL is retroactive to Monday (June 10).

This is the second call-up from Triple-A Colorado Springs this season for Outman. He compiled a 4.94 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 7 walks over 23.2 innings in 19 games earlier this season before dropping back to the sky Sox.

Also, Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who's been out with a rib injury, is not starting Tuesday's game, but will be available to pinch hit.

Cuddyer said Tuesday an MRI revealed only bruised ribs.