Zach Putnam to be called up for Double-Header
Zach Putnam will join the Rockies tomorrow, but his stay will be short lived. The Rockies will take advantage of a recent addition to baseball’s CBA that allows teams to expend their rosters to 26 players on the day of a day-night double header, as long as the double header is scheduled with at least 48 hours notice, and is a true “day-night” double header with the stadium emptied and separate tickets sold for each game. Putnam is already in the Rockies 40 man roster and is already using an option year, so no other roster moves need to be made. This seems to be the first time this new rule has been used, so I am assuming Putnam will be available for both games on Wednesday, then sent back down to Colorado Springs after the second game is completed.
Putnam was acquired by Colorado in January from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Kevin Slowey. He made his MLB debut last season pitching in 7 1/3 innings over 8 games, striking out 9 with no walks. The 24 year old has been with Triple-A Colorado Springs and has pitched well so far with a 1-0 record with 11 strikeout, 3 walks and only one run allowed over 7 1/3 innings of relief, including saving 3 games.
For more on Zach Putnam see his pre-season profile here.