September 9, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman Ryan Wheeler (4) reacts after striking out during the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The Giants defeated the Rockies 3-2 in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies option Ryan Wheeler to Triple-A Colorado Springs


The Colorado Rockies made a couple roster moves today that featured infielder Ryan Wheeler.

Wheeler was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs after he was recalled by the big league club last Friday. The 25 year old infielder took the roster spot of Josh Rutledge after the team found out that he was battling a viral infection. Before he was called up to the show, Wheeler was hitting just .247/.286/.402 across the line.

With Wheeler going down back to the farm, the Rockies have called up right-handed pitcher Nick Masset from Triple-A. Masset hasn’t worked in the Majors since 2011 because of some should problems but will get his opportunity after three years. The veteran righty worked just seven and two-third scoreless innings with Colorado Springs.

Now in order to make room for Masset on the 40-man roster, the Rockies transferred right-hander Tyler Chatwood from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Chadwood is currently dealing with a flexor strain and some inflammation in his right elbow.

It’s unlikely he’ll return anytime soon.

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