Colorado Rockies: A look at the roster crunch in the near future
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Davis and Blackmon
For Davis and Blackmon, since they are on the 10-day injured list, they are still on the 40-man roster so the Rockies will just need to send players back to Albuquerque.
With Davis (or Lambert if Pazos is DFA’d), I would suspect that Seunghwan Oh will be optioned. He still has 3 options left on his contract and, as mentioned earlier, with his ERA/FIP, it may be time for him to see some time in Albuquerque to regain his footing.
Jairo Diaz, Chad Bettis, and Carlos Estevez are the only other relievers who have options and they have pitched way better than Oh (in the minors and/or majors). However, one of them will likely be optioned due to Davis and Lambert both being pitchers.
With Blackmon, assuming that there are no other injuries, I would suspect Garrett Hampson will be sent back to Albuquerque. Ryan McMahon or Brendan Rodgers could possibly sent back instead but Hampson has struggled the most of the trio. The Rockies could look to send one of McMahon or Rodgers back so that they get everyday playing time but just based on results, Hampson is the logical choice.
Barring any other injuries, I would suspect this is how the moves will shake down.
- Peter Lambert added to 40-man roster, called up from Albuquerque. In corresponding moves, reliever James Pazos is designated for assignment. From the Major League roster, Seunghwan Oh would be sent to Triple-A Albuquerque.
- Charlie Blackmon activated from the IL. In a corresponding move, infielder Garrett Hampson is sent back to Albuquerque.
- Wade Davis is activated from the IL. In a corresponding move, reliever Jairo Diaz or reliever Carlos Estevez would be optioned to Albuquerque.