Rockies place Hammel on paternity leave, recall Roenicke

August 31, 2011 | 4:49 pm | 1  

The Colorado Rockies have placed right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel on paternity leave and recalled right-hander Josh Roenicke from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Hammel left the team Tuesday to join his wife for the birth of their first child.

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  • AG | August 31, 2011 | 6:47 pm

    Hammel’s wife is hopeing the focused Hammel is available for the birth unlike the unfocused Hammel we have seen since May. I last heard he was in a daze somewhere in the parking lot by the hospital. Good Luck Mrs. Hammel I hope the baby took after you!!!