DENVER - The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has reinstated catch Wilin Rosario from the 15-day disabled list. Additionally, the Rockies have optioned catcher Michael McKenry to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Rosario (#20) will be available for today's game vs. the San Diego Padres at Coors Field (2:10 p.m. MDT).
Rosario, 25, made his third straight Opening Day roster and played in 24 games this year before being placed on the disabled list with a viral infection on May 4. This year he has hit .239 (21-for-88) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 15 RBI and 8 runs. Rosario played in two rehab games for Colorado Springs on May 15-16 and went 2-for-6 with a double. Since 2012, he has 49 home runs as a catcher which is tied with Baltimore's Matt Wieters for most in the Majors. The Bonao, Dominican Republic native has played in 278 Major League games and has hit .274 (270-for-987) with 49 doubles, 2 triples, 55 home runs, 173 RBI and 144 runs.
McKenry, 29, began the season at Triple-A where he hit .300 (15-for-50) with 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 11 RBI and 6 runs in 13 games for the Sky Sox before being recalled on May 3. In eight games for Colorado, he went 4-for-19 with 2 doubles, one RBI and 2 runs while starting 5 games at catcher. In 201 career Major League games, McKenry has hit .222 (125-for-562) with 34 doubles, 17 home runs, 65 RBI and 53 runs.
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.