{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Rockies designate lefty Redman

Rockies designate lefty Redman

|
DENVER -- The Rockies announced on Friday before their game against the Pirates that they designated left-handed pitcher Mark Redman for assignment. Right-hander Juan Morillo was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to fill Redman's roster spot.

Redman, 34, was 2-5 with a 7.54 ERA in 10 games (nine starts) for the Rockies this season. He was on the Opening Day roster, but he went 2-3 with a 7.84 ERA before being optioned to Colorado Springs on May 11. Redman was recalled earlier this month when Jeff Francis went on the disabled list, but the veteran continued to struggle. In three starts, Redman went 0-2. That stretch included his last outing, when he gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Mets.

"Mark gave us everything he had," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "He had two shots up here, and it didn't work the way we hoped it to."

Morillo, 24, posted a 4.58 ERA with no decisions in 36 relief appearances for the Triple-A Sky Sox this season. The right-hander, who has allowed only three earned runs and 11 hits in his last 17 2/3 innings since June 1, logged a 0.84 ERA in June.

This will mark Morillo's third Major League stint since 2006, but it likely will be a short one. Kip Wells, who has been on the disabled list since April 29 with a blood clot in his pitching hand, is expected to be activated on Monday.

Hurdle couldn't promise Redman he'd be re-signed if he cleared waivers.

"We've got to find ways to get better," Hurdle said. "Sometimes you've got to pare some personnel, take looks at different things to get better, and that's what we're in the process of doing right now."

Jeff Birnbaum is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español