The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau from the alternate training site at Metro State University and have placed Elias Díaz on the Restricted List. The team did not specify why Díaz was placed on the Restricted List, but he did fly to Houston with the team.
The Rockies announced today that they have placed catcher Elias Díaz on the restricted list and have recalled RHP Ashton Goudeau from their alternate training site.— Rockies Club Information (@RockiesClubInfo) August 17, 2020
Ashton Goudeau is a 28-year-old former 27th round pick by the Kansas City Royals in 2012. He spent time in the Royals system as well as the Mariners system before signing with the Rockies in November 2018 as a minor league free agent. He pitched for the Hartford Yard Goats in 2019, where he made 16 starts and posted a 2.07 ERA in 78 1⁄3 innings. Goudeau also pitched for the Salt River Rafters in the 2019 Arizona Fall League, where he began converting to a reliever. In 13 innings, he allowed zero hits and only four runs. He also had 18 strikeouts in his six appearances.
When Goudeau takes the ball for the Rockies, it will be his MLB debut.