Rockies’ Matt Daley Placed on 15 Day DL
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has placed right-handed pitcher Matt Daley on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The disabled list transaction will be backdated to June 11. Daley will be replaced on the active roster by Juan Rincon, who had his contract purchased from Triple-A Colorado Springs by the club today. Rincon (#58) will be in uniform for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field (6:10 p.m. ).
Daley, 27, has gone 0-1 with a 3.74 (21.2 ip, 9 er) in 26 games for the Rockies this season. He made his first appearance on the Rockies Opening Day roster this season. Daley recently returned to the Rockies on May 27 to take the place of Greg Smith, who was optioned to Triple-A. Daley was optioned to Triple-A when Jeff Francis was reinstated from the DL on May 16. The right-hander owns a 4.09 (72.2 ip, 33 er) in 83 games since making his Major League debut with the Rockies on April 25, 2009.
Rincon, 31, returns to the Major League roster for the second time this season. He 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 made one appearance for the Rockies on April 27 vs. Arizona, allowing one run in 1.0 inning. Rincon began the season with Colorado Springs, and has been the club’s closer for the majority of the season. 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, including seven-plus seasons with the Rockies opponent tonight, the Minnesota Twins (2001-08).
The Rockies now have 40-players on the 40-man roster