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Rockies recall Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque, option Noel Cuevas

The Rockies have brought one of their top young players back to the big leagues.

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have recalled infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned Noel Cuevas.

This will be McMahon’s third stint with the Rockies this year. So far he has hit .211/.283/.337 with a pair of home runs in 95 at bats. McMahon had heated up with Albuquerque, hitting .320/.352/.621 in July.

“I figured out a couple of things that were flawed in my swing and I was able to fix them,” McMahon said.

Rockies manager Bud Black said that McMahon’s Triple-A performance along with the string of right-handed pitching the team is set to face are what motivated the move.

“We’ve got some right-handed starters coming up against us,” Black said. “We thought it would be helpful to get a left-handed bat available and (McMahon) was playing very well in Triple-A.”

McMahon takes the place of outfielder Noel Cuevas, who had been with the Rockies for most of the season. Cuevas was hitting .243/.280/.331 in 136 at bats at the time of his demotion. He had struggled in July, hitting just .185/.241/.296 with a home run.

“We thought it was time for Noel to go down and get more consistent at bats and playing time in Triple-A,” Black said.