Blackmon was hitting just .185/.241/.333 in 29 plate appearances in 2016, but he was 2-for-5 with a double and a triple in last night's 10-6 win over the Giants in which he was pulled from the game in the ninth inning. This is the second time in his career that Blackmon has dealt with turf toe, the first time coming in 2013, a season that saw him bounce between the Rockies and Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Garneau has hit .222/.300/.333 with a pair of doubles in his first 20 plate appearances with Albuquerque this season. He made his big league debut with the Rockies in 2015, hitting .157/.224/.286 in 76 plate appearances over 22 games. However, Garneau is known more for his strong defense behind the plate than his offense at it.
The Rockies are calling up Garneau likely as a precaution after Nick Hundley took a wicked foul ball off his catcher's mask last night. That and the fact that Tony Wolters can play a utility role make it reasonable for the Rockies to carry three catchers for the time being.
Gerardo Parra will start in center field today in Blackmon's place, which will likely be the plan in the immediate future. Ben Paulsen is in left field today, though Ryan Raburn could see time there as well.