Rockies Transactions News and Notes

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The wait is over. The Rockies called up Rex Brothers from Triple-A Colorado Springs Saturday. He is in uniform and available to pitch for the big club tonight in San Francisco against the Giants. His debut has been long-awaited. Brothers will also have a chance to impress the entire country as tonight’s game is featured on FOX. For Colorado Springs, Brothers had a 3-2 record with a 2.69 ERA in 25 games.

The Rockies claimed infielder Ryan Rohlinger off of waivers from the San Francisco Giants, and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He will remain on the Rockies’ 40-man roster for 2011. Rohlinger appeared in one game with the Giants, but has spent most of the year with Triple-A Fresno. He has a line of .174/.294/.331, and has 19 walks and 14 strikeouts. He has a career average of .267 with Fresno.

The team also claimed pitcher Josh Roenicke off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Roenicke has an ERA of 6.04 with Triple-A Las Vegas, and has an 8.1 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 line in 22 1/3 innings this year. He has seen time in the majors with the Reds and Blue Jays, and has a career 5.60 ERA in the Majors in 53 innings. He is the son of Gary Roenicke, a longtime Major League player, and nephew of Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.