PHOENIX — The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have placed second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. This will be LeMahieu’s third DL stint in 2018, most recently from May 14 to June 1 with a left thumb sprain. Since being reinstated the second time, LeMahieu has batted .277 with 14 doubles, three home runs, and 21 RBI in 40 games. Prior to this season, the two-time All-Star had never spent a single day on the disabled list.
To take his place, the Rockies have selected the contract of infielder Garrett Hampson. He will be making his first appearance on the Rockies active roster. He began 2018 with the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, where he batted .304/.391/.466 with 28 runs, eight doubles, two triples, four home runs, and 18 RBI in 38 games with the Yard Goats before being promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on May 17. Since his promotion, he has hit .306/.366/.443 with 40 runs, ten doubles, four triples, four homers, and 21 RBI with the Isotopes. Additionally, the Rockies have designated infielder Daniel Castro for assignment.