Balky back lands Rockies OF Bryant back on IL

by Daryn Albert - The Rockies announced Wednesday that they placed outfielder Kris Bryant on the 10-day IL because of a lower-back strain.

Balky back lands Rockies OF Bryant back on IL

Colorado Rockies place Kris Bryant back on IL because of back strain 12:49 PM ET ESPN News Services Kris Bryant 's balky back has landed him back on the Colorado Rockies ' injured list. The Rockies announced Wednesday that they placed the outfielder on the 10-day IL because of a lower-back strain. The move was made retroactive to Monday. He had just returned from the injured list on Saturday after missing 21 games because of back pain. He played two games against the New York Mets but hasn't played since. Editor's Picks Bryant, who signed a seven-year, $182 million free-agent deal in March, is still looking for his first home run with the Rockies. He is now batting .278 with four RBIs and 15 strikeouts in 74 plate appearances. The Rockies recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Feltner from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move. The Associated Press contributed to this report.