Colorado Rockies news: Updates on Hanigan, Rosscup, Senzatela

DENVER, CO - MAY 06: Ryan Hannigan #30 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on May 6, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 06: Ryan Hannigan #30 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on May 6, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Here are some news, notes and nuggets of knowledge surrounding the Colorado Rockies as they continue their three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at Coors Field.

No start for Hanigan

Rockies catcher Ryan Hanigan was once again not in the starting lineup for the Rockies on Saturday. The veteran catcher was scratched from Friday’s lineup due to left trapezius muscle tightness. Colorado manager Bud Black said after the game that the injury was not serious and Hanigan did take swings in the batting cage before Saturday’s game.

Rosscup joins Rockies

Zac Rosscup made his first appearance inside the Colorado locker room before Saturday’s game. Acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Matt Carasiti, Rosscup gives Colorado another left-handed option in the bullpen.

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Over parts of four seasons with the Cubs, Rosscup has compiled a 3-1 mark and 5.32 ERA in 47.1 innings.

"“It was really nice to get a change of scenery and start fresh with a new organization,” said Rosscup, who has a two-seam and four-seam fastball as well as a slider and changeup in his arsenal. “I’m excited to come help and compete and do what I can do to help the team win.”"

Additionally, his wife is eight months pregnant so there is plenty on Rosscup’s mind as he tries to make an impact on the Rockies.

Rosscup joined the active roster as the Rockies decided to send Antonio Senzatela to Triple-A Albuquerque. With a 9-3 mark and 4.63 ERA, Senzatela is expected to rejoin the Rockies by the end of July. However, Black said on Friday that the 22-year-old right-hander would start a game for the Isotopes after the All-Star break.

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Could this be a trend?

While Senzatela will get some time in Albuquerque, Black indicated that this is something that could happen for many of his younger pitchers. Don’t be surprised if German Marquez, Jeff Hoffman and Kyle Freeland all spend time in Triple-A in the second half to hone their craft as Colorado prepares for a postseason run.