ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Colorado Rockies today announced the following transactions: catchers Drew Butera and Elias Díaz have had their contracts selected to the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau has been recalled from the Rockies’ alternate training site and outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been reinstated from the injured list. Catcher Dom Nuñez and infielder Brendan Rodgers have been optioned to the Rockies’ alternate training site.
Additionally, the Rockies have placed right-handed pitcher Scott Oberg on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 20) with a lower back strain, and have placed right-handed pitcher Peter Lambert on the 45-day injured list after he underwent Tommy John surgery this week. With these transactions, the Rockies’ 30-man Opening Day roster is finalized.
Right-handed pitchers Ryan Castellani and Joe Harvey, as well as catcher Dom Nuñez, currently comprise the Rockies’ three-man taxi squad.
Right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau, who spent all of 2019 with Double-A Hartford, is appearing on the Major League active roster for the first time in his career.
The Rockies open their 28th Major League season tomorrow night in Arlington, Texas, as they play the first-ever regular-season game at Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers. Colorado will play a three-game series in Texas, Friday through Sunday, followed by a two-game series at Oakland next Tuesday and Wednesday, prior to the Home Opener at Coors Field vs. San Diego on Friday, July 31.
Below is a breakdown of the Rockies’ 2020 Opening Day roster:
Right-handed Pitchers (12): Yency Almonte, Daniel Bard, Wade Davis, Jairo Díaz, Carlos Estévez, Chi Chi González, Ashton Goudeau, Jon Gray, Jeff Hoffman, Tyler Kinley, Germán Márquez, Antonio Senzatela
Left-handed Pitchers (3): Phillip Diehl, Kyle Freeland, James Pazos
Catchers (3): Drew Butera, Elias Díaz, Tony Wolters
Infielders (7): Nolan Arenado, Josh Fuentes, Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, Daniel Murphy, Chris Owings,
Outfielders (5): Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, Sam Hilliard, Matt Kemp, Raimel Tapia
Taxi Squad (3): RHP Ryan Castellani, RHP Joe Harvey, C Dom Nuñez
Injured List (2): RHP Peter Lambert (45-day), RHP Scott Oberg
Colorado has a full 40-man roster.