For the third straight day, the Colorado Rockies have made a roster move involving the injured list. Today, they activated infielder Daniel Murphy off the 10-day injured list.
On Wednesday, before their day-game series finale with the Washington Nationals, the Colorado Rockies have made a roster move. According to the Rockies PR team on Twitter, they have activated infielder Daniel Murphy off the 10-day injured list.
In a corresponding move, they have optioned right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman back to Triple-A Albuquerque.
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Murphy, 34, suffered a fractured finger in Miami in the second game of the season. In only 10 at-bats this season, Murphy only had one hit (a single). Last season, in 91 games between the Nationals and the Cubs, he hit 12 home runs and 42 RBI with a .299/.336/.454 slash line with a 107 OPS+.
Hoffman, 26, was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque before yesterday’s game to start the game. He was recalled because, on Monday, Kyle Freeland was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a blood blister on his left middle finger and Hoffman started in place of him.
Hoffman went five innings, allowing six hits, four runs (all earned) with no walks and six strikeouts. All four runs he allowed were in the third inning, an inning where Rockies manager Bud Black came out to him for a very long mound visit.
This year, in three games (two starts) in Triple-A Albuquerque, he has pitched to an awful 13.89 ERA. In 11 2/3 innings pitched, he allowed 20 hits, 18 runs (all earned), five home runs, eight walks, and 13 strikeouts.
Last season, in Albuquerque, he had a record of 6-8 with a 4.94 ERA in 21 starts. In six appearances in the major leagues last season (one start), he pitched to a 9.35 ERA, allowing 15 hits, 9 runs (all earned), and seven walks in 8 2/3 innings.
Stay tuned for our coverage from Coors Field as Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry and Jake Shapiro will be there for today’s game.