Colorado Rockies Rundown: Kahnle Optioned To AAA, Gurka Recalled, Roberts DFA’d, Betancourt Released

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Jun 10, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher T. Kahnle (54) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Your morning rundown — news, notes, analysis, and more — on the biggest stories surrounding the Colorado Rockies for this Saturday, August 29, 2015.

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The Colorado Rockies made several roster moves on their off day Thursday (and in the morning before the beginning of their Friday night game in Pittsburgh against the Pirates).

We’ve got all the info you need to know on those roster moves, plus news on two important Colorado Rockies that are busy rehabbing injuries (one is closer to returning than the other), and a pretty catchy viral video that’ll probably be stuck in your head the rest of the day.

Here’s what’s going down in today’s edition of the rundown:

  • Tommy Kahnle has been optioned back to AAA Albuquerque; LHP Jason Gurka was recalled to take his place on the active roster. To make room for Gurka on the 40-man roster, Kenny Roberts was designated for assignment.
  • Rafael Betancourt has been officially released by the Colorado Rockies.
  • Justin Morneau begins his rehab assignment in AA New Britain.
  • The Seattle Mariners fired their general manager Friday; allegedly, they have reached out to former Colorado Rockies’ GM Dan O’Dowd.
  • Tyler Matzek spoke on the latest episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast.
  • Adam Ottavino is on the mend with a cool new video.
  • Harrison Musgrave continues his phenomenal 2015 split between Modesto and New Britain.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays (yes, that team that now includes Troy Tulowitzki) are part of a very cool viral video.

Lots to discuss! Let’s cover today’s news and notes around the Colorado Rockies.

Next: Tommy Kahnle down; Jason Gurka up