Rockies recall Fowler, add backup catcher Alfonzo
The Colorado Rockies have recalled outfielderand purchased the contract of catcher from Triple-A Colorado Springs. To make room on the active roster, the Rockies optioned outfielder and catcher .
Outfielderwas transferred to the 60-day disabled list to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Alfonzo.
Fowler hit .237 in 24 games with the Sky Sox on rehab and option assignments following a stint on the disabled list with a left abdominal strain. But after a slow start, Fowler hit .385 with just five strikeouts in 30 at-bats in his final 10 games with the Sky Sox. He will be in the starting lineup Friday, leading off and playing center field.
Alfonzo, 32, a former major-leaguer catcher with the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, has hit .319 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI since signing a minor-league contract and joining the Sky Sox in early May.
Garner hit .222 in four games for the Rockies and was 1-for-1 with two RBI in Thursday’s 12-3 win, forcing in one run with a bases-loaded walk and driving in another with an infield single.
Pagnozzi hit .286 with two RBI in seven games.