May 15, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Josh Outman (88) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Another busy week in Rockiesland, though a lot more light moves and fewer heavy ones. Let's break 'er down.
The Rockies opened the week by optioning Drew Pomeranz to the Sky Sox with the intent of developing him further while not exposing our weakened bullpen to regular games where they need to take care of 3+ innings generally every time. The Rockies activated Josh Outman from the 15 Day DL to take his place. Pomeranz had spent 17 days on optional assignment earlier in the season. Three days after being sent back down, his option was burned. He now has two remaining for future seasons.
Later on, it was time to activate Jeremy Guthrie in place of Pomeranz' rotation spot. The Rockies optioned long reliever Carlos Torres back to AAA. They plan to return him to starting, which was his role before being recalled to bolster the bullpen.
Finally, Eric Young was placed on the Restricted List after his 7 days on the Bereavement List expired. He was activated after four days on the list. In a corresponding move, Chirs Nelson was placed on the 15 Day Disabled List with his lingering wrist issues.
Minors after the jump.
Adam Ottavino and Drew Pomeranz were activated from the Reserve List. Two fill-in arms in Leuris Gomez and Cory Riordan were returned to the Tulsa Drillers and Modesto Nuts respectively. Carlos Torres remains on the Reserve List until it is his turn to start, but already has room on the Sky Sox roster to be activated. The Sky Sox also sent reliever Tyler Johnson, who had been on the disabled list with the team for a couple of weeks, to Tulsa.
Reliever Tyler Johnson was received from AAA and activated from the disabled list. Ben Paulsen was placed on the 7 day DL, recovering from a concussion.
Finally, Josh Slaats rejoined the rotation after only being reassigned to EST for a week. Juan Perez was placed on the 7 day disabled list to make room for him. Leuris Gomez, incoming from AAA, remains on the Nuts' reserve list.
Only one transaction for the Tourists this week. The Rockies assigned 2011's #1 pick Tyler Anderson to the team to begin his professional career. This was at the expense of starter Alex Gillingham. There was no official release regarding the move, so I have no idea of Gillingham was placed on the Temporarily Inactive List, the Reserve List or assigned to Extended Spring Training. It is definitely not the disabled list, however.