Rockies announce rest of September call-ups
Colorado Rockies managerannounced that Triple-A reliever Jim Miller, infielder and catcher-infielder and Double-A catcher will join the Rockies on Tuesday.
Miller was an All-Star for Colorado Springs. He went 8-5 with 24 saves and a 5.25 ERA for the Sky Sox. Miller, an eighth-round pick by the Rockies in 2004, rejoined the organization this season after four seasons in the Baltimore Orioles system, where he made eight major-league appearances in 2008. The Rockies traded Miller to the Orioles for pitcher Rodrigo Lopez in January 2007.
Pacheco, who nearly won a job with the Rockies in spring training, hit .278 with 21 doubles, three home runs and 50 RBI for the Sky Sox. The converted infield has been primarily a catcher this season, but has seen some time at third base lately as the team begins to look at him as more of a utility player than a future starting catcher.
Tracy said Pacheco would play third base and second base, an opening at the latter position developing becauseis likely lost for the season. He caught his right hand in a door and said he has a broken index finger and possible ligament damage to his pinkie. Herrera said he was injured playing with his kids and will be examined Tuesday.
When Tracy was asked whether Pacheco, originally a second baseman who began the conversion to catcher after spring training in 2008, would see time at catcher with the Rockies, Tracy said, “I won’t rule it out. He’s been doing it for three years. I won’t rule it out.”
Rosario has hit .249 with 21 home runs and 49 RBI for Tulsa.
Tracy said Tulsa left-hander, who threw 46 pitches while working three perfect innings Monday, will also join the Rockies but won’t be activated Tuesday.
Miller and Pomeranz are not on the Rockies’ 40-man roster. A corresponding will need to be made Tuesday to make room for Miller and another move later when the team activates Pomeranz.