The Colorado Rockies on Wednesday recalled OF/1B Jordan Patterson from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed Gerardo Parra on the 10-day disabled list with a strained quad.
Patterson will likely be on the big league roster for only a few days while Alexi Amarista is on paternity leave. He returns to the Rockies for his second stint. The 25-year-old lefty swinger is struggling this year, hitting just .216/.288/.426 in 215 plate appearances for the Isotopes, for whom he posted a .293/.376/.480 line last year. Patterson was added to the Rockies as a September call-up following that performance and had eight hits in 18 big league at-bats.
Parra was injured while attempting a steal in the third inning of the Rockies’ 11-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. The 30-year-old outfielder, after a pair of hits prior to the injury, is hitting .318 /.348/.480 in the second season of a three-year, $27.5 million deal. Parra has been especially hot over the last two weeks, hitting .556/.600/.818 across 30 plate appearances with five extra-base hits and 10 runs batted in.
We profiled Patterson and his adjustments during his current tough stretch of baseball earlier this morning.