With shortstops ailing, Rockies add infielder Field
The Colorado Rockies have selected the contract infielder Thomas Field, who spent the season at Double-A Tulsa and will start at shortstop Sunday, add added starting pitcherto the active roster.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rockies have moved outfielderto the 60-day disabled list and designated catcher for assignment.
Field will make his major league debut and bat eighth today. Without for the season, still walking around in a boot with left heel soreness, nursing a sore left hip and out of the lineup Sunday after being hit in the helmet and neck with a pitch on Saturday, the Rockies needed another shortstop.
Managersaid he thought two days off _ the Rockies don’t play Monday _ would enable Tulowitzki to play Tuesday at Milwaukee. And because the Brewers are playing games of consequence at this point and because of his feelings about the integrity of the, Tracy would like to Tulowitzki in the lineup at Milwaukee.
Ellis has no headache or concussion symptoms a day after he was hit with a Carlos Fisher pitch. The ball struck Ellis in both his neck and helmet and left him with neck soreness today. Tracy said Ellis could be available to come in defensively today.
Field, a 24th-round draft pick by the Rockies in 2008, hit .271 with 17 home runs and 61 RBI playing second base and shortstop for the Drillers in 2011. The 24-year-old infielder was a likely addition to the 40-man roster in the offseason.
is also now with the team, but unlikely to play the remainder of the season. Stewart, who is wearing a brace on his left wrist, has not played since Aug. 12.