Rockies add Johnson for Game 2, option Reynolds
The Colorado Rockies have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Alan Johnson for the second game of Thursday’s double-header and optionedto Triple-A Colorado Springs. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rockies transferred pitcher to the 60-day disabled list.
Reynolds picked up his first major-league win since 2008 in the first game of the double-header with five solid innings in which he allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. In his two starts this season, both on the current road trip, Reynolds has a 3.27 ERA.
Johnson, an undrafted free agent originally signed by the Rockies in 2005, was held back from his scheduled start Wednesday at Triple-A Colorado Springs and joined the Rockies in New York in case the Rockies needed another arm. The Rockies used five relievers in the first game of their double-header, and Johnson was activated to provide insurance for Game 2. If he’s not needed, Johnson will make a spot start Sunday against the Chicago Cubs.
In his lone start this season, Johnson, 27, allowed two hits and two unearned runs in five innings April 8 with one walk and three strikeouts and threw 42 of 68 pitches for strikes. He didn’t figure in the decision, but the Sky Sox beat Tucson 5-3.
Cook is not expected back until late May or early June. He will be eligible to come off the disabled list on May 21.
remains with the team. He injured his ankle on a play at first base in the sixth inning of the Rockies’ 6-5 win in the first game of the double-header. fielded a groundball from Willie Harris and flipped to Morales, who was covering first. Harris stepped on Morales’ ankle and may never have touched the bag, but was called safe by first-base umpire Cory Blaser. Harris was later thrown out trying to steal second, but Morales limped off the field and was replaced by .