DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have activated first baseman Mark Reynolds from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder Daniel Descalso on the paternity list, the team announced today.
“I’m going to use Mark in a limited role right now,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “He can take an at bat, he can certainly play defense, but I look at it as a limited basis right now.”
Going on the paternity list means that Descalso will miss today’s doubleheader, but will be back with the team no later than Saturday. Cristhian Adames will likely get time at shortstop in Descalso’s absence.
Prior to going on the disabled list with a broken hamate bone, Reynolds hit .283/.354/.446 in 106 games with 12 home runs. Besides returning a potent right-handed bat to the roster, Weiss said Reynolds will provide a boost defensively at first base, as the Rockies have been using converted outfielders Gerardo Parra and Ryan Raburn and rookie Stephen Cardullo at first in his absence.
“I know as an infielder when you got a guy over there that’s gonna catch everything in the vicinity it gives you a lot of confidence,” Weiss said.
In addition to Reynolds returning, right-hander Tyler Chatwood will get back to the rotation Saturday against the Diamondbacks after a 15-day DL stint with back spasms.
“I just want to get back to where I was before I was injured,” Chatwood said.
Finally, the Rockies will be adding right-handed pitcher Christian Bergman to the roster as the 26th man for the nightcap of today’s twin-bill. Bergman was slated to start Game 1 of Albuquerque’s doubleheader in Salt Lake City and will be replaced by Shane Carle.