Left-hander Greg Smith traveled Monday from extended spring training to Bakersfield where he will start Thursday for high Class A Modesto. Smith, who is recovering from shoulder fatigue and has yet to pitch this season, is also scheduled to start next Tuesday for Modesto at home against Visalia.
Reliever Ryan Speier traveled Tuesday to Bakersfield from extended spring training where he threw in three games. He’s scheduled to pitch a few times for Modesto, beginning Wednesday. Speier strained his left hamstring and has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 19.
will be examined Wednesday in Denver by Dr. Thomas Noonan, the Rockies medical director. Reynolds started the first game of the season April 9 for Triple-A Colorado Springs but hasn’t pitched since that outing. Two days after his start, Reynolds was throwing a bullpen session when he felt discomfort in the upper back area below the shoulder.
Left-handerthrew 30 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday and will more than 30 pitches in his next scheduled session Thursday. Morales will travel with the Rockies after Thursday’s game on their 10-day road trip, continuing to throw bullpen sessions and face hitters before being sent out on a rehab assignment. He strained his left lat muscle in an April 21 start and was placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day.
Reliever Taylor Buchholz will throw a light bullpen session of 25-30 pitches on Wednesday. He’s on the 60-day disabled list with a strained ligament in his right elbow and eligible to be activated June 4.