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Rockies activate Mike Dunn, promote Ryan Hanigan

Carlos Estevez optioned and Tony Wolters placed on concussion disabled list

The Colorado Rockies made some moves before Wednesday’s game against the San Diego Padres. They placed Tony Wolters on the seven day concussion disabled list and selected the contract of Ryan Hanigan from Triple-A Albuquerque. In addition, they activated Mike Dunn from the 10-Day Disabled List and optioned Carlos Estevez to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Dunn was placed on the disabled list with back spasms on April 26th. So far this season, he is 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA over 7.2 innings and ten appearances. He’s racked up ten strikeouts versus two walks over that time frame.

Hanigan is a ten year major league veteran, debuting with the Cincinnati Reds in 2007. He was hitting .282/.360/.359 through 50 plate appearances with the Albuquerque Isotopes. For his career, he’s hit .250/.345/.334 with 28 home runs over 2157 plate appearances and 647 games. He’s also received recognition for his ability to frame pitches.

Estevez has appeared in thirteen games for the Rockies and gone 3-0 with a 7.94 ERA with four walks and ten strikeouts over 11.1 IP. Most of the scoring against Estevez came on April 27th when he allowed seven earned runs in two thirds of an inning against the Nationals.

Wolters has hit .346/.393/.442 through 56 plate appearances this season. Originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians, he has spent the last two seasons with the Colorado Rockies. This is his second time on the seven day concussion disabled list.

The Rockies have a full 40-man roster.