Logan close to returning from disabled list

Logan close to returning from disabled list

DENVER -- Left-hander Boone Logan, on the disabled list with elbow inflammation, will rejoin the Rockies "certainly in the next day or two" after pitching in back-to-back days for Triple-A Colorado Springs, manager Walt Weiss said Thursday.

Logan was playing through continued soreness in his pitching elbow before the Rockies decided to place him on the 15-day disabled list on June 5. Logan also missed the first week of the season following offseason surgery to remove bone chips from the same elbow.

The 29-year-old reliever struck out five against three hits and three walks in five innings since beginning his rehab assignment with Colorado Springs last Thursday. His only earned run allowed came from the first batter he faced in the form of a home run on a ball that carried in the small confines of Security Service Field.

Logan had originally hoped to rejoin the Rockies sometime during their series against the Nationals earlier this week, but the club apparently wanted to see more.

Logan has a 5.87 ERA with the Rockies, but struck out 22 over 15 1/3 innings. Although he was operating mostly as a full-inning reliever -- as opposed to a lefty specialist -- to begin his tenure in Colorado, Weiss hinted Logan's role could vary upon his return.

"A lot of that depends on the game [and] how the matchups unfold," Weiss said. "It's tough to say, 'This guy is going to just pitch an inning or be a matchup guy.' He'll probably be a little bit of both."

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