Rockies roster move: Holland to the paternity list; Chatwood reinstated

DENVER, CO - JUNE 20: Greg Holland #56 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 20: Greg Holland #56 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Before Wednesday’s game, the Rockies made a couple of roster moves.

The Rockies activated right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood from the 10-day disabled list and they placed their closer Greg Holland on the paternity list.

Chatwood’s stint on the disabled list

Chatwood was put on the disabled list 10 days ago with a right calf strain. The injury was suffered on July 15 in the Rockies second game back from the All-Star break as they faced the New York Mets.

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Chatwood suffered the injury prior to the start of the game when he was warming up for his start in the bullpen. However, he went out to pitch anyways and he did not do well as he didn’t get out of the first inning. He only retired one batter and he gave up one hit, four runs (all earned), three walks, and he did not strike out a batter. He ended up suffering the loss as the Rockies lost by a score of 9-3.

At least for now, Chatwood will be making appearances out of the bullpen.

Holland going on the paternity list

The paternity list for Major League Baseball can go as long as three days but a player can go as short as one game. For example, Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen was on the paternity list late last month and he was only on the paternity list for one day.

Next: Will the Rockies acquire a reliever very soon?

Analysis

Essentially, by being able to make this move, it delays the inevitable for the Rockies. Either another transaction must be made or the Rockies will make a trade to acquire at least one reliever (as our own Kevin Henry reported in the article above this paragraph). Whether or not a trade comes together in the next few days, at least one of the three situations will happen:

  1. Recently recalled Carlos Estevez will be sent back to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  2. Scott Oberg will be optioned to Triple-A (he has one option left).
  3. Jordan Lyles will be designated for assignment.
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