Colorado Springs starting rotation takes shape
Triple-A Colorado Springs pitching coach Doug Linton saidwill start Thursday against Tucson when the Colorado Springs Sky Sox open their season and begin an eight-game homestand. Reynolds will be followed by , Alan Johnson, and Billy Buckner in the Sky Sox’s rotation.
Linton said Mortensen, acquired from the A’s in a Jan. 24 trade for minor league pitcher Ethan Hollingsworth, could have been slotted second or third in the rotation. Since Johnson and Buckner didn’t pitch as much in spring training, Mortensen was put between them with an eye toward conserving the bullpen.
Andrew Johnston will close for the Sky Sox with left-handerand right-handers and in set-up roles.
UPDATE, April 6: Reynolds has been recalled from the Sky Sox to take the place of, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. John Maine and the remaining four starters will likely move up in the rotation, but who will be added to the rotation isn’t yet known.