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Rockies place LHP Austin Gomber on paternity list, recall INF Alan Trejo

Congratulations to Austin and Rachel Gomber on the upcoming birth of their second child!

It’s time, Gomber family!

Congratulations to Austin and Rachel as they anticipate the arrival of their second child. In 2019, the two got married and welcomed their first child, a son named Beckham.

Austin Gomber’s last start was on Friday, a four-inning performance against the Giants. His next turn in the rotation was initially projected for Wednesday, but he will now be pushed back for understandable reasons.

Thomas Harding has reported that Chi Chi González will start for the Rockies on Wednesday in Gomber’s place. González has not pitched in the big leagues since July 23 due to COVID-19 protocols, and is projected to throw between 75-90 pitches in his return. The right-hander tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session on Monday.

In lieu of Gomber’s placement on the paternity list, Alan Trejo has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. Trejo has recorded multi-hit games in seven of his past 14 games, and the infielder returns to the big leagues for the first time since June 5. He’s posted a .244/.289/.366 slash in 41 career MLB at-bats (all this year).

Trejo is a capable middle infielder who can play both shortstop and second base, and has even clocked some reps at third base. Since returning to the Isotopes on June 11, Trejo has been a huge asset for the Rockies’ Triple-A team, slashing an excellent .299/.332/.592 with 22 doubles, 5 triples, 9 home runs, and 48 RBIs. In his limited time in the majors, he hit his first big league home run, but hasn’t shown the power he’s now displaying in Albuquerque. The ideal scenario for Trejo is a route similar to Connor Joe and Sam Hilliard, where increased playing time in the minors draws out his power for a second big league stint.