The Colorado Rockies made a total of four roster moves today before starting a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies called up first baseman Ben Pauslen from Triple-A Albuquerque and also selected the contract of reliever Matt Carasiti (PuRP No. 30).
To make room for Paulsen on the active roster, the Rockies placed first baseman Mark Reynolds on the Disabled List with a hamate bone injury. The Rockies made room on both the 40-man and active rosters for Carasiti by designating reliever Gonzalez Germen for assignment. The Rockies now have 10 days to either release, outright or trade Germen.
Carasiti will provide some relief for a Rockies bullpen that has struggled over the past week. He has quality back-end reliever stuff and will hopefully contribute in the Rockies bullpen for the foreseeable future. Carasiti will also join what has been the most impressive rookie class in Rockies history.
Paulsen will be the Rockies starting first baseman in Reynolds’ absence and will hope to capitalize on a second chance. Paulsen has had a disappointing season at both the MLB and Triple-A levels this season and will need to take full advantage of this opportunity to keep his place on the Rockies 40-man roster this next offseason.