Sunday, July 24, 2011

Parra out of lineup with sore left wrist

By Anthony Fenech / | 07/24/11

PHOENIX -- Right fielder Gerardo Parra was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup for the D-backs because of a sore left wrist after being hit by a pitch on Saturday night.

"It's fine," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said, noting that X-rays taken last night came back negative.

Parra, who had two hits, two walks and scored three times on Saturday, has a hit in 13 of his last 20 games.

"He had a great game in the No. 2 hole, and I've talked to you guys about moving him up," Gibson said. "He was more patient and he can be that way.

"It's baby steps for him. He's been here for a while, yet he's very, very young."

Xavier Nady filled Parra's spot in the lineup against Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez, playing left field and hitting second on Sunday.

Also shelved, for the second consecutive day, was second baseman Kelly Johnson, who was removed from Friday night's game with left calf soreness.

"Just sore," Gibson said of Johnson.

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