Colorado Rockies Place Michael McKenry On Disabled List, Recall Dustin Garneau


Aug 16, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher

Michael McKenry

(8) hits a three run triple in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Padres 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies swapped out catchers on Wednesday afternoon, and called up a promising young backstop to make his Major League debut this week.

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According to the team’s official Twitter account, the Colorado Rockies have placed catcher Michael McKenry on the 60-day disabled list with a knee injury, and have recalled catcher Dustin Garneau from AAA Albuquerque to take his place on the active roster.

Considering the time of the season in which they are making this move, McKenry is finished for the year.

It’s been a disappointing season for McKenry as the team’s backup catcher, after he came off a very strong 2014 in which he slashed .315/.398/.512 in 57 games/192 plate appearances and earned the backup role — and then a primary playing time role — late in the season.

But in 2015, with the addition of Nick Hundley to the roster, McKenry was relegated to backup duty and never quite got his footing under him at the plate, only slashing .205/.329/.402 with four home runs and seven doubles in 58 games/152 plate appearances.

Garneau, on the other hand, has had a monster season in AAA Albuquerque, slashing .274/.335/.475 with 15 home runs and 16 doubles — and an .811 OPS — in 81 games for the Isotopes.

The 28-year old from Cal State Fullerton will be making his Major League debut when he enters a game.

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