Rockies recall Brothers, to place Daley on DL
The Colorado Rockies have recalled left-handed relieverfrom Triple-A Colorado Springs and placed right-hander on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right shoulder retroactive to June 1.
Brothers, a supplemental first-round pick by the Rockies in 2009, is 3-2 with a 2.89 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 28 innings with Colorado Springs. He has risen quickly through the Rockies system, spending 2009 after being drafted with short season Class A Tri-City and low Class A Asheville. In 2010, he split time between high Class A Modesto and Double A Tulsa.
Brothers, 23, works primarily with two pitches, an above average fastball that sits at 94-95 mph and a late-breaking slider, but also occasionally uses a changeup. Early on Brothers, who is viewed as a potential closer, will likely serve primarily as a specialist against left-handed hitters, against whom he has a 1.64 ERA.
Daley has a 10.50 ERA in seven appearances with the Rockies since being recalled on May 20. He started well and didn’t give up a run in three of his first four appearances, but has struggled of late, allowing three runs in two of his past three appearances.