Colorado Rockies Roster Moves: Lyles, Kahnle, Hale


Sep 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle (54) pitches against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies made some roster moves in advance of Monday evening’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. 

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The Colorado Rockies made some roster moves official as they returned home to Denver for an eight-game homestand this week, placing Jordan Lyles on the 15-day disabled list, while recalling Tommy Kahnle from AAA Albuquerque to have a spot in the bullpen in Lyles’ place.

The club also announced that David Hale will start the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, just as he started the last second-game-of-a-doubleheader last weekend against the San Francisco Giants.

Lyles, who sprained his toe in May against the Giants, tried to tough it out through several starts, and after getting pushed back from Friday to Sunday in Philadelphia, he was knocked out of Sunday’s day game. That removal in the second inning prompted the Rockies to put him on the 15-day disabled list to get healthy without costing the team more starts in the rotation.

Weiss told

"“We think he’s going to need a little time this time around. Not sure exactly how long, but long enough to put him on the DL.”"

Kahnle, who had been throwing well in Albuquerque, will take his place as a bullpen member as the Rockies will play eight games in the next seven days.

For the doubleheader Tuesday, David Hale will be the 26th man, tasked with starting game two against the Dodgers.

Hale threw 6.2 innings, allowing 2 runs, in his last start in the big leagues for the Rockies, which was last week in the second half of a doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants.

Hale will have to be sent down again after the game, as he was last week against the Giants, though another good outing Tuesday would prove to the club his durability and effectiveness in the rotation.