The Rockies also made a roster move before today’s game against the Chicago White Sox, Thomas Harding tweeted. They called up Zac Rosscup, whom they acquired from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Matt Carasiti last month. To make room, the Rockies optioned Antonio Senzatela. Senzatela made his last start on June 22. He moved to the bullpen after that and has since only appeared in three games. He has two two-inning appearances. He’s looked sharp in all three appearances.
We shouldn’t make too much of this move. Rosscup was already on forty man roster, so the Rockies didn’t have to make a corresponding move in that sense. Because Senzatela hasn’t had a lot of work out of the bullpen lately, they might have just sent him to be sure he gets work in, maybe even a start, before the All-Star break.
If Rosscup makes it into a game either today or tomorrow, it will be his second appearance since the start of the 2016 season.
Senzatela might be in the mix for a rotation spot once he returns. If not, he would thrive in a relief role. Be confident we’ll see him back in purple once play resumes on Friday.