The Colorado Rockies continued a busy week of roster moves with three more today. The Rockies purchased the contract of outfielder Mike Tauchman from Triple-A Albuquerque to give the bench a fourth position player.
To make room for Tauchman on the active roster, the Rockies optioned Jairo Díaz back to Triple-A. Additionally, the Rockies needed to make room on the 40-man roster due to filling their 40th spot yesterday with the acquisition of Zac Rosscup so they moved David Dahl from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL.
Díaz, who was called up yesterday, made his first big-league appearance last night since having Tommy John surgery. He allowed three runs, two earned, in his inning of work but also struck out two. His options made this move a likely situation regardless of how he pitched last night and he will continue to provide depth to the Rockies pen in Triple-A.
Tauchman was repeating Triple-A this season after hitting .269/.343/.328 for the Isotopes last season. He appeared to have figured something out this season though as he has hit .313/.377/.529 in 70 games for them this season. The left-handed outfielder is on the bench for tonight’s game and will probably be the Rockies fourth outfielder until either Carlos Gonzalez or Gerardo Parra returns.