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Rockies infielders Ben Paulsen, Rafael Ynoa designated for assignment

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Colorado had to make room on the 40-man roster for Jordan Patterson and Pat Valaika.

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The Colorado Rockies, on the heels of their most recent batch of September call-ups, have designated infielder-outfielders Ben Paulsen and Rafael Ynoa for assignment, the club announced today.

The team has 10 days to trade, release or outright (to the minors) Paulsen or Ynoa. In the meantime, the Rockies will have the services of Jordan Patterson and Pat Valaika, both of whom were added to the 40-man roster in corresponding moves.

Paulsen this year was unable to replicate the relative success he had in each of his first two stints in the majors, hitting just .217/.258/.304 in 97 plate appearances for the Rockies. The 28-year-old Georgia native posted a .284/.329/.479 line -- above league-average production -- with 15 homers in 420 major league plate appearances during the previous two seasons.

Ynoa, after appearing in 72 games for the Rockies last season, played in just three big league contests in 2016. The 29-year-old switch hitter has managed a .281/.306/.372 line in 207 plate appearances spanning parts of three seasons in the majors.

In addition to the moves linked above, the Rockies also recalled catcher Dustin Garneau and right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler from Triple-A. The team has a full 40-man roster.