SAN FRANCISCO -- The Rockies placed right-hander Edgmer Escalona on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps tendon inflammation. They purchased the contract of righty reliever Will Harris, who went a combined 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 44 games with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Harris, 27, struck out three in 1 2/3 innings for Colorado Springs on Friday and wasn't expected to land in San Francisco until gametime on Saturday, so it was unlikely that he would be used. After piling up 66 strikeouts to 13 walks in 66 games, including 20 strikeouts and one walk at Triple-A, the former LSU pitcher has a chance to show Rockies manager Jim Tracy what he can do.
"What I hear about him is so encouraging. ... He has pounded the strike zone with a lot of energy -- he will not back off," Tracy said. "I was very intrigued when I heard about the command and the way he has aggressively attacked the strike zone. I like to hear about stuff like that. The opportunity is here for us to find out a little bit more information."