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Parra expected to land on DL with quad strain

Rockies outfielder left in the third after a stolen base attempt
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DENVER -- Gerardo Parra, in the midst of a hot streak, pulled up with a right quad strain while attempting a steal of second in the third inning of the Rockies' 11-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday. Manager Bud Black said Parra would be placed on the 10-day disabled list.

"Hopefully it's not too bad," Black said. "We'll see how it sets up in the next couple of days. These things are tough to read right off the bat sometimes. We're hoping for the best on this one, that it's a mild strain, and hopefully he'll be back in the next couple weeks."

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DENVER -- Gerardo Parra, in the midst of a hot streak, pulled up with a right quad strain while attempting a steal of second in the third inning of the Rockies' 11-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday. Manager Bud Black said Parra would be placed on the 10-day disabled list.

"Hopefully it's not too bad," Black said. "We'll see how it sets up in the next couple of days. These things are tough to read right off the bat sometimes. We're hoping for the best on this one, that it's a mild strain, and hopefully he'll be back in the next couple weeks."

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Parra began the season as the Rockies' regular in left field but was displaced when Desmond, who suffered a fractured left hand during Spring Training, was activated from the disabled list on April 30. However, manager Bud Black kept giving Parra occasional starts and plenty of action off the bench, and it paid off with his recent streak.

Parra signed a three-year, $27.5 million contract with the Rockies before last season, but a high-ankle sprain in June effectively ruined his season. He finished with a .253 batting average, seven home runs and 39 RBIs. Because the injury never fully healed, he finished the season as a fill-in at first base.

It's possible the Rockies already have his replacement on the active roster. They called up outfielder, and the Rockies' No. 3 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, Raimel Tapia from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, as they placed Alexi Amarista on the paternity list. Amarista, the new father of a baby daughter, is expected to rejoin the team in Chicago for a weekend series.

Black said the club had not determined who will fill Parra's spot on the 25-man active roster.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb and like his Facebook page.

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