The Rockies have announced the return of 100 MPH sidearm fastballs out of the bullpen:
The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled RHP Justin Lawrence from Triple-A Albuquerque and have placed 1B Matt Adams on the 10-day IL (retroactive to May 13) with a right shin contusion.— Rockies Club Information (@RockiesClubInfo) May 14, 2021
Right-hander Justin Lawrence was briefly sent to Triple-A Albuquerque after his last big league outing on May 8. He pitched two innings in St. Louis that day and allowed two runs, raising his season ERA to 8.31 through 4 1⁄3 innings. He made his big league debut at Chase Field in late April and has not appeared in a Triple-A game this year, instead getting his minor league work at the alternate site through April. The Rockies have already recalled Lawrence three times this year; his second recall was just two days ago as the 27th man for Wednesday’s doubleheader.
Matt Adams fouled a pitch off his shin in the second game of that Wednesday action, and it appears to be the cause of his right shin contusion. He has recorded 19 at-bats for Colorado since his acquisition on March 29, posting a tough .105/.190/.105 slash but also going without much work compared to everyday players. Of his 12 career games in a Rockies uniform, eight of them have been for just a single at-bat as a pinch hitter.