San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his lower back.
Panik was given the day off on Sunday but the extra rest did not help the injury and he was forced to go on the DL.
Panik has played in 97 of San Francisco’s 104 games this season and is batting .309 with a .374 on-base percentage and 25 doubles. The second-year player was named to his first career All-Star team in July.
The Giants called up utility infielder Kelby Tomlinson from Triple A to take Panik’s spot on the roster. He hit .321 in 97 games at Double A and Triple A this season, with a .376 on-base percentage and 21 stolen bases.
- Dan Gartland