Rockies place Francis on DL, call up Young
The Colorado Rockies season was dealt another blow on Saturday.
Left-handed starteris headed to the disabled list for the second time this season. Francis, who opened the season on the disabled list in his continued recovery from last season’s left shoulder surgery, is suffering from tendinitis in the shoulder.
Second baseman Eric Young, Jr., will initially be recalled to fill the roster spot, but his stay figures to be brief. The Rockies will need someone to step into Francis’ spot in the rotation Tuesday in Los Angeles.would seem the likely candidate, which means ‘ spot on the big league roster is safe.
Rogers will start Saturday against Milwaukee. Chacin originally was set to make his fourth start since being sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs to build up arm strength so he would go into the rotation, and after that the Rockies were going to decide between Rogers and Chacin for next Friday’s start in Arizona. Now, it would seem, Rogers will make that Friday start, and Chacin will start the series finale at Arizona on April 22.
Francis joins right-handeron the disabled list. Cook is working out with Double-A Tulsa, trying to refine his mechanics.
is the only member of the Rockies rotation who has avoided the disabled list this season.