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.
He played in his first game with the Rockies on April 29—the same day Lawrence made his big league debut. Adams will be eligible to return from the injured list one week from Sunday.