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Back problem forces Gomez from lineup

Back problem forces Gomez from lineup

Back problem forces Gomez from lineup
DENVER -- A day after making his first Major League start, Rockies shortstop Hector Gomez was scratched from the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants because of back spasms.

Gomez, 23, who was called up Friday from Double-A Tulsa, went 2-for-4 in Saturday night's 6-5 loss to the Giants and is 2-for-6 in two appearances.

The season started with Gomez missing from the Tulsa lineup with back issues. Before the Rockies called him up, he had to overcome a left hamstring injury. Throughout his professional career, Gomez has been considered a prospect, but injuries have derailed him. He hasn't had a completely healthy season since 2007.

Tommy Field moved from second base to shortstop, and Chris Nelson started at second Sunday.

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