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Rockies call up Tom Murphy among bevy of Friday moves

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The Rockies were busy prior to their series opener against the D-backs. Let's get you caught up.

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In addition to the earlier report of Raimel Tapia being promoted to the majors, the Colorado Rockies have called up Tom Murphy and Christian Bergman from Triple-A Albuquerque. The club also activated Tyler Chatwood and Justin Miller from the 15-day disabled list and reinstated Daniel Descalso from the paternity list.

Murphy has laid waste to the Pacific Coast League this season, hitting .327/.361/.647 with 19 home runs in 80 games. Since July 1, the 25-year-old catcher has been on fire, posting a .442/.485/.831 line with 12 dingers in 168 trips to the plate.

Bergman went unused as the Rockies' 26th man in the doubleheader on Wednesday and owns a 6.52 ERA in 10 appearances in the majors this season. He's had some success in Triple-A, posting a 3.66 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 10 starts.

Chatwood landed on the DL on Aug. 14 with back spasms after giving up six runs on six hits and five walks in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Though he owns a 3.75 ERA overall this season, Chatwood struggled in July and August, posting an ERA near 5.00 while walking almost as many batters as he struck out.

Miller has worked 12 innings on a rehab assignment at Albuquerque, allowing 10 runs on 15 hits and four walks. The struggles are more or less a continuation of what he's done this year in the big leagues, where he's produced a 5.35 ERA despite striking out more than a batter per inning.

Descalso rejoins the Rockies after taking a couple of days away to be with his newborn child. The 29-year-old utility player is hitting .270/.376/.399 in 213 plate appearances.