DETROIT - The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has selected the contract of outfielder Jason Pridie from Triple-A Colorado Springs. In addition, left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez has been designated for assignment. Following last night's game, Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A. Pridie (#26) will be available for the Rockies tonight against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park (5:08 p.m. MT).
Pridie, 31, has spent the entire season to date with Colorado Springs playing in 87 games. He has hit .275 (93-for-338) with 13 doubles, 4 triples, 10 home runs, 43 RBI and 51 runs with 22 stolen bases in 28 attempts. During the month of May, Pridie hit .317 (33-for-104) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 18 RBI and 15 runs in 27 games. It will mark his fourth straight season (2011-14) appearing on a Major League roster, all with a different club. The Phoenix, AZ native has hit .228 (53-for-232) with 12 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 24 RBI and 32 runs in 124 Major League games.
Hernandez, 25, made a spot-start on July 31 at Chicago Cubs and has appeared in the Majors for the third-straight season. The Venezuela-native made one start for the Chicago White Sox in 2012 and appeared in 14 games/12 starts for the Minnesota Twins last season. Overall in the Majors, Hernandez is 3-5 with a 7.33 ERA (66.1 ip, 54 er), 26 walks and 33 strikeouts. Prior to his call-up, Hernandez had spent the entire season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 6-6 with a 6.14 ERA (85.0 ip, 58 er) in 18 games/16 starts.
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.