Rockies place RHP Herges on DL

LOS ANGELES (TICKER) —The Colorado Rockies on Wednesday placed reliever Matt Herges on the 15-day disabled list with lower back stiffness.

Herges, 38, is 3-4 with a 5.09 ERA in 51 games this season.

To replace Herges, the Rockies recalled righthander Ryan Speier from Class AAA Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League. Speier has gone 1-1 with a 4.66 in two separate stints with the Rockies this season.

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Updated Wednesday, Aug 20, 2008