Rincon returns to Rockies bullpen
The Rockies are continuing to juggle their pitching staff in an effort to deal with the loss of starting pitcherto the disabled list last Friday, and back-to-back extra-inning games on Monday and Tuesday.
Josh Fogg will start Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers, and with Adam Eaton optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, that leaves the Rockies with a need for an extra arm to back up Fogg.
Juan Rincon got the call. He was activated from the disabled list, and recalled from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Rincon had a 1.56 ERA in 14 relief appearances with the SkySox.
He has pitched with both the Tigers and Rockies this year.
To create a spot for Rincon, the Rockies will designate outfielder Matt Murton for assignment off the major-league roster. Murton was called up on Tuesday to add depth in light of the loss ofto the disabled list, and limitations faced by because of a puncture wound in his left hand.
Gonzalez has been limited since Sunday. He could return to the lineup as early as Thursday.