The Colorado Rockies Saturday announced that they have activated left handed relief pitcher Boone Logan from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Ryan Wheeler to triple-A Colorado Springs.
Logan pitched 15 1/3 innings for Colorado, compiling 1-1 record and a 5.87 ERA, before coming down with elbow inflammation and being placed on the DL. Logan’s elbow problems extend all the way back to the offseason when he underwent surgery to remove bone chips, so you can understand the Rockies’ cautious approach with the reliever.
Wheeler hit .232/.281/.375 with 2 HR and 13 RBI in 56 at bats for Colorado.
In other injury-related news, the Rockies announced before Saturday’s game that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss a second straight contest as he nurses a tight groin. The National League’s current leader in batting average and home runs will be replaced by Josh Rutledge.
Given recent remarks from Tulowitzki, it seems the All-Star shortstop might be happier not just sitting out today’s game but the remainder of his Rockies career. Will the Rockies accommodate Tulo by trading him to a contender ahead of the deadline?
Or is Tulo doomed to spend the rest of his career battling for third in the West like Todd Helton before him? He’s in no hurry to get back from that tight groin, it seems like to me.