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Rockies call up Harrison Musgrave, DL Chris Rusin

Rockies also place Carlos Estévez on the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster

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The Colorado Rockies bolstered their bullpen today by calling up Harrison Musgrave. The left-handed pitcher will add a fresh long reliever to the bullpen that has been stretched thin by short starting pitcher outings.

Musgrave has started three games for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes this season. In 1023 innings, he’s struck out 10 and walked only 2. While he’s been a starter in Triple-A, he’ll be assuming Chris Rusin’s role as the second long reliever in the pen behind Antonio Senzatela. Rusin is being sent to the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain.

After a rapid progression through the Rockies farm system and reaching Triple-A less than two years after being drafted in the eighth round of the 2014 draft. Musgrave pitched 113 innings for the Isotopes in 2016. He entered last season ready to be solid MLB depth for the Rockies until injuries and ineffectiveness derailed his 2017 season.

The Rockies have also placed Carlos Estévez on the 60 day disabled list with an elbow strain to create a spot for Musgrave on the 40-man roster.