Nick Hundley, still suffering from a hard hit to the catcher’s mask on Wednesday, was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list by the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Hundley, still feeling the effects after taking a foul ball off the mask in Wednesday’s 10-6 win over the San Francisco Giants, was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Thursday, meaning he can be activated in time for the Rockies’ six-game road trip finale against the Cincinnati Reds.
With Hundley going on the disabled list, the Rockies called up pitcher David Hale from Triple-A Albuquerque. Hale was 5-5 last season for the Rockies, posting a 6.09 ERA in 17 appearances (12 of those being starts). His first showing with the Rockies last season was impressive, throwing 6.2 innings against the San Francisco Giants and scattering eight hits while allowing just two earned runs.
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The 32-year-old Hundley is batting just .227 to open the 2016 campaign. A career .248 hitter, Nick Hundley batted .301 with 10 homers and 43 RBI last season, his first with the Rockies after spending the majority of his career with the San Diego Padres.
Garneau was called up from Triple-A earlier in the week when Colorado outfielder Charlie Blackmon was placed on the 15-day disabled list with turf toe. He drew his first start of the season in Saturday’s game at the Chicago Cubs.
Wolters has been one of the surprise catalysts for the Rockies early in the season. Batting .333, Wolters has also stolen three bases and his speed has added a new weapon to the Rockies’ offensive arsenal.