Baker Ready for Rehab

June 17, 2009 | 7:53 pm | 6  

Infielder Jeff Baker, out since April 27 with a sprained left hand, will join Hi-A Modesto on a minor-league rehab assignment Friday.

Baker is expected to spend the weekend with the Nuts and will then join Triple-A Colorado Springs. The SkySox open a four-game series at Sacramento on Tuesday, which is convenient for the Rockies. They play at Anaheim Monday through Wednesday and then travel to Oakland June 26-28. Baker is eligible to come off the disabled list for the Oakland series.

Catcher Yorvit Torrealba continues to work out with the Rockies. Torrealba, who missed two weeks because of the kidnapping of his son in Venezuela, will continue to work out with the Rockies at Coors Field during the weekend. Before he is removed from the restricted list he will be allowed to play five minor-league games



  • John | June 17, 2009 | 9:44 pm

    When Baker returns, does someone get set down? If so, who might that be?

  • Townie | June 17, 2009 | 10:33 pm

    I doubt Baker has options left, but I’m not sure where he fits on this team either with Atkins coming off the bench. I guess Quintanilla would be the odd man out if they want to make room, but I kind of like having him available to play defense/pinch run late in a game.

  • Redhawk | June 17, 2009 | 11:41 pm

    It’s worse than that. If Baker joins the team from the 60-day DL, some one will have to be taken off the 40 man roster.

    Some one, like a utility infielder bench guy that hasn’t really done that well in a bench role… um….

    Jeff Baker.

    Welcome to soon to be DFA’d land Bake.

  • Eric | June 18, 2009 | 11:38 am


    Can you give some insight to what’s going on with Jason Hirsh? He went from the minor league pitcher of the year (twice), who was starting to come into his own when he broke his leg, to a guy who has a 6.00+ ERA at AAA almost halfway through the year! I read earlier in the year that he lost some zip on his fastball, are there other reasons he is struggling so much? Can he ever rebound and make it as a member of the Rocks rotation, or is he more of a bust at this point? Thanks!

  • Mike | June 18, 2009 | 12:17 pm

    Hirsh hurt his shoulder in 2008.

  • Greg Stanwood | June 19, 2009 | 8:17 am


    There are currently 39 players on the Rockies active roster with Torrealba on the restricted list. When Baker returns, a player may be designated for assignment, but it won’t be necessary.

    When Torrealba returns, I assume the will be designating Paul Phillips for assignment anyway.