Rockies’ Huston Street reinstated from disabled list
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has reinstated right-handed pitcher Huston Street from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the active roster, right-handed pitcher Juan Rincon was designated for assignment. Street (#16) will be in uniform and available for tonight’s Rockies vs. Red Sox game at Coors Field (6:40 p.m. ).
Street, 26, has spent the entire season on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. He went 4-1 with 35 saves in 37 opportunities in his first season with Colorado in 2009. He posted a 3.06 (61.2 ip, 21 er), and opponents hit .194 (43-for-222) against him last season. Street has made 9 appearances in the Minor Leagues on rehab assignments this season, and is 1-1 with an 8.64 (8.1 ip, 8 er), with 3 walks and 11 strikeouts in his 9 rehab appearances. Street is in his 6th season in the Majors, and he has 129 career saves in 158 save opportunities in his previous five seasons with Oakland (2005-08) and Colorado (2009). He owns a 2.91 (330.2 ip, 107 er) with 91 walks and 341 strikeouts in 311 career Major League games. Street has begun his career by posting five straight seasons of 16 or more saves.
Rincon, 31, spent the last week on the Major League roster after he had his contract purchased on Wednesday June 16, taking the place of right-handed pitcher Matt Daley, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Rincon previously spent five days with the big league club from April 27-May 1 before being designated for assignment and outrighted back to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Rincon is 0-0 with a 4.50 (2.0 ip, 1 er) in 2 games for the Rockies this season. He has spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, and has been the Sky Sox closer for the majority of his time there. He is 2-2 with a 7.25 (22.1 ip, 18 er) with 7 saves for the Sky Sox this season. Rincon is a veteran of 10 Major League seasons, splitting his time between Minnesota (2001-08), Cleveland (2008), Detroit (2009) and Colorado (2009-10).
The Rockies now have 39 players on the 40-man roster.