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Rockies place Carlos González and Tyler Anderson on DL, activate Chad Qualls and call up Jairo Díaz

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Rockies added some much needed reinforcements to the bullpen.

The Rockies have placed Tyler Anderson and Carlos González on the 10-day disabled list, Patrick Saunders reports. Their roster spots will be filled by right-handed relievers Jairo Díaz and Chad Qualls. Díaz is getting called up from Triple-A Albuquerque, while Qualls is being reinstated from the disabled list.

The Rockies placed Anderson on the disabled list in early June due to inflammation in his left knee. They activated him early last week. Anderson made a one-inning relief appearance last Thursday, and he started Sunday’s game against the Dodgers. Bud Black and the Rockies training staff decided to remove Anderson from the game in the third inning after he seemed to re-aggravate his left knee.

González hasn’t played since last Thursday while dealing with what the team has described as a sore shoulder. That’s probably true. It’s also true that CarGo is in the midst of a miserable season and that some time off could do him well.

Díaz missed all of the 2016 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he also missed some time earlier this year for personal reasons. His presence could give the Rockies bullpen the boost it needs. Qualls will join Díaz in the bullpen. The Rockies placed the 38-year-old on the disabled list on June 16 due to back spasms.

With these additions, the Rockies now have a nine-man bullpen, which should help the overworked squad for a little while at least. But as a trade off, the Rockies are reduced to a three-man bench. Expect additional moves soon to clear things up.