Torrealba Heads Home
Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba flew home to Venezuela to deal with personal matters on Tuesday. Edwin Bellorin was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Torrealba’s spot.
Torrealba was placed on the restricted list, opening spots for Bellorin on both the 40-man roster and the 25-man active roster.
Bellorin will share catching duties with Paul Phillips, who joined the team May 24 whenwas placed on the disabled list.
Bellorin, Phillips and Sal Fasano have been sharing the catching duties at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Fasano was the likely call up on Tuesday, but he has been battling back problems.
There was no word on how long Torrealba will be gone. The Rockies are optimistic that Iannetta, battling a strained hamstring, will join the team on June 9 when they open a three-game series at Milwaukee.