Rockies add White to rotation, move Hammel to bullpen
Colorado Rockies managerannounced Saturday that will move to the bullpen and right-hander will take his spot in the rotation.
White will make his Rockies debut Tuesday against the Houston Astros., who had been scheduled to pitch that day will start Wednesday in the series finale against the Astros.
Tracy said of Hammel, “He’s been inconsistent. That is the key term. There’s a human element in this game, and I really feel that I understand that…But there has to be some measure of consistency. And obviously we haven’t seen enough of that as of late to just continue down that path. Can’t do it.”
Hammel, who is signed for next season at $4.75 million, allowed six runs in three innings in Friday’s 8-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. For the season, Hammel is 7-12 with a 5.24 ERA with a career-high 63 walks in 146 innings.
After going 3-1 with a 3.23 ERA in five April starts, Hammel has gone 4-11 with a 5.77 ERA in 20 starts. He has struggled at Coors Field, where he is 3-9, 6.01 in 13 starts and where opposing hitters are batting .303.
White is 1-1 with a 1.65 ERA in four starts at Double-A Tulsa since joining the Rockies. All three earned runs he has allowed came in a one-inning rehab start, his first with the Rockies organization after coming over from the Cleveland Indians in thetrade.