Rockies place OF N. Jones (back strain) on IL

Rockies place OF N. Jones (back strain) on IL

The Colorado Rockies placed outfielder Nolan Jones on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a low back strain.

Jones, who turns 26 on May 7, is batting just .170 with one homer, seven RBIs and 37 strikeouts in 26 games.

He is a .267 career hitter with 23 homers and 82 RBIs in 160 games with the Cleveland Guardians (2022) and Colorado.

The Rockies selected the contract of outfielder Jordan Beck from Triple-A Albuquerque and transferred left-hander Lucas Gilbreath to the 60-day injured list in corresponding moves.

Beck, 23, is ranked as Colorado’s No. 4 prospect by MLB Pipeline. He is hitting .307 with five homers and 28 RBIs in 25 games this season at Triple-A.

Gilbreath, 28, had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in March 2023 and was originally targeted for a return in late April. He went 5-2 with a 3.78 ERA and one save in 94 games (one start) with Colorado from 2021-22.