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Right hamstring strain sends Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez to DL; Rogers called up

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MILWAUKEE — All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Milwaukee Brewers because of a strained right hamstring.

The move was retroactive to Thursday. The Brewers held off on a roster decision until Friday, when utility man Jason Rogers was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

PHOTO: Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez, right, is caught stealing third by Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez, right, is caught stealing third by Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

The Brewers were starting a three-game series Friday in Pittsburgh.

Gomez left Wednesday's game in St. Louis with the injury and returned to Milwaukee to be examined.

The leadoff hitter was hitting .235 with a homer and six RBIs in eight games. Overall, the Brewers are batting just .223 entering Friday, contributing to a 2-7 start.

Gerardo Parra will likely take over in center for Gomez. Rogers was hitting .360 with two homers and seven RBIs in the minors.

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