Colorado Rockies roster moves: Hoffman, McMahon sent to Triple-A

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 01: Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 01: Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman /

In a press release, the Colorado Rockies announced that they made two changes to their 25-man roster.

Before the start of their three-game weekend series with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Rockies announced that they have sent right-handed starter Jeff Hoffman and infielder Ryan McMahon back to Triple-A Albuquerque.

In corresponding moves, the Rockies recalled right-handed reliever Scott Oberg and outfielder Mike Tauchman.

Scott Oberg

Oberg will be in his second stint in the majors after he was sent back to Triple-A on August 5. He was on the major league roster since Opening Day. He has struggled all season at the major league level as he is  0-1 with a 5.91 ERA (42.2 IP, 28 ER) with 18 walks and 40 strikeouts in 49 relief appearances.

Mike Tauchman

Tauchman will also be on the major league roster for the second time this season as he was with the Rockies for a brief stint at the end of June and early July. He only had nine at-bats with the Rockies, however. In Albuquerque, he has had an excellent season this year as he is batting .332 (131-for-394) with 78 runs, 28 doubles, eight triples, 16 home runs, 77 RBI, 38 walks and 16 stolen bases.

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Jeff Hoffman

In four separate stints in the major leagues this season, Hoffman is 6-5 with a 5.30 ERA (91.2 IP, 54 ER), 33 walks and 73 strikeouts in 17 games (16 of which have been starts). However, he won’t be in Triple-A long (as long as the Isotopes don’t make the playoffs.

Currently, they are 2 1/2 games back of the Salt Lake Bees, the Triple-A team of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, for the division crown). If they don’t make the playoffs, he’ll be back up with the Rockies when the Isotopes season ends or when MLB rosters expand on September 1.

Ryan McMahon

McMahon’s contract was just selected by the Rockies last Friday. He only had nine at-bats at the major league level but in the minor leagues, split between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque, McMahon, in 108 Minor League games, is batting .354 (152-for-429) with 71 runs, 37 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs, 82 RBI, 37 walks, and 11 stolen bases.

He’ll be in the same boat as Hoffman as he will be back with the Rockies when rosters expand in two weeks.