Rockies add four players to roster
The Colorado Rockies on Tuesday raided the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, which was eliminated from the postseason Monday, and added four players to the active roster. Pitcherand outfielder Matt Murton were recalled from the Sky Sox and the Rockies purchased the contracts of pitcher and infielder Mike McCoy.
Chacin, Murton and Belisle already have played with the Rockies this season.
Chacin was recalled from Double-A Tulsa in late July to pitch out of the bullpen and was effective until making a spot start on Aug. 11 in place of. Chacin lasted just 2 2/3 innings and walked six in the game. He returned to the minor leagues, this time to Triple-A, where he was 1-2 with a 3.77 ERA in four starts.
Murton was with the Rockies from late April until early June, when he was sent back to Triple-A to make room foron the roster. With the Rockies this season, Murton hit .267 with one home run and six RBI in 22 games. He rejoined the Rockies for one day in late August when Gonzalez and were both injured and the Rockies needed outfield depth. After a game with the Rockies during which he didn’t play, Murton was returned to Colorado Springs.
Belisle joined the Rockies in early April to pitch out of the bullpen. He was 1-1 with an 8.35 ERA before being designated for assignment in late May when the Rockies added Juan Rincon. Belisle returned to the Rockies briefly in July when Alan Embree was injured. He made one appearance before being sent out again whenwas activated from the disabled list.
The 28-year-old McCoy, who played the infield and outfield for the Sky Sox, is on a major-league roster for the first time in his career. He hit .307 with 40 stolen bases at Colorado Springs.
The make room for Belisle and McCoy on the 40-man roster, the pitcher Adam Eaton was designated for assignment and former first-round pickwas recalled and placed on the 60-day disabled list.