Colorado Rockies Rundown: Catchers, Chris Rusin, And Jorge De La Rosa

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Apr 28, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher N. Hundley against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Get ready for a new catcher in Denver!


The most interesting little tidbit in that Wilin Rosario piece (last slide) is actually buried at the bottom, but is also common sense: the Colorado Rockies are going to need to call up another catcher for the last few weeks of the season.

From Beth Maiman:

"As for as a timetable for Hundley, Weiss said that he’s not going to be back anytime soon, and the team will most likely need to call up reinforcements."


[ Related: Nick Hundley’s long-term value to the Colorado Rockies ]

It’ll be interesting to see exactly who the Rockies call up for this; Tom Murphy is the obvious choice, considering his prospect reputation and the fact that the Rockies will hopefully have him up in the big leagues for at least part of the year in 2016.

Ryan Casteel, who caught quite a bit at AAA Albuquerque this year, could also make his big league debut, though he likely doesn’t factor in as a catcher of the future for the Rockies. And then there’s Matt McBride, the recently designated-for-assignment utility infielder/outfielder/catcher who I suppose could return again to the Rockies.

Whomever it may be, the Rockies are going to need to open up a spot on their 40-man roster for the player (neither Murphy, Casteel, nor McBride are currently on the 40-man), so it would open up an interesting roster question in the final few weeks of the season.

Would they designate somebody for assignment? Would they just put Hundley on the 60-day disabled list and end his year prematurely? We shall see…

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