The Colorado Rockies made another roster move today. They have optioned Jeff Hoffman back to Triple-A Albuquerque after his stellar start last night and called up outfielder Raimel Tapia to help provide more depth on the bench.
This is Tapia’s second time being called up to the big-league squad this year. He was called up and started two games in left field when Gerardo Parra was on paternity leave. He has been destroying opposing pitchers in Triple-A this year hitting .400/.434/.583. With Ian Desmond playing in left field due to the scorching start of Mark Reynolds, it will be interesting to see how the Rockies use Tapia.
Jeff Hoffman had a solid start last night after the Rockies decided to move Tyler Anderson’s start back to Saturday to give his knee some extra rest. He struck out eight Dodgers in 5 1⁄3 innings. He did walk two and couldn’t escape the sixth inning. However, the overall performance was probably worth of another start if the Rockies rotation wasn’t already full of young talented pitchers. For now, Hoffman will have to bide his time in Triple-A until another opportunity arises.