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Colorado Rockies reinstate left-handed pitcher Jake McGee From Injured List, select contract of infielder Brendan Rodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque

Right-handed pitcher DJ Johnson, infielder Pat Valaika optioned to Triple-A
May 17, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have reinstated left-handed pitcher Jake McGee (left knee sprain) from the 10-day injured list, have selected the contract of infielder Brendan Rodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque, and have optioned right-handed pitcher DJ Johnson and infielder Pat Valaika to Triple-A.

  • McGee, 32,

PHILADELPHIA – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have reinstated left-handed pitcher Jake McGee (left knee sprain) from the 10-day injured list, have selected the contract of infielder Brendan Rodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque, and have optioned right-handed pitcher DJ Johnson and infielder Pat Valaika to Triple-A.

  • McGee, 32, suffered a left knee sprain in his second outing of the season on April 1 … has allowed two hits with three strikeouts over 2.1 innings pitched in 2019 … made three rehab appearances with Albuquerque, posting no record while allowing one run on three hits with two walks and one strikeout over a combined 3.1 innings of work … is in the second season of a three-year contract, his fourth season overall with the Rockies after being acquired from Tampa Bay along with German Márquez on Jan. 28, 2016 in exchange for outfielder Corey Dickerson and Minor League infielder Kevin Padlo … among active left-handed relievers, ranks sixth with 471 appearances and fourth with 459 strikeouts since his first full season in 2011 … has a career Major League record of 25-20 with a 3.55 ERA (416.1 IP, 164 ER), 120 walks and 465 strikeouts over 479 games with Tampa Bay (2010-15) and Colorado (2016-19). McGee Stats
  • Rodgers, 22, will be making his first career stint on the Major League roster … drafted in the first round (third overall) of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, Rodgers is batting .356 (48-for-135) with 34 runs, 10 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 21 RBI, 25 strikeouts and 14 walks in 35 games for Albuquerque this season … in 385 career games across parts of five Minor League seasons in the Rockies organization, the Winter Park, Fla., native has batted .296 (450-for-1518) with 247 runs, 102 doubles, eight triples, 66 home runs, 245 RBI, 109 walks, 323 strikeouts and 24 stolen bases … attended Major League Spring Training as a non-roster invitee in 2018 and 2019 … batted .222 (8-for-36) with one double, three walks and two stolen bases last Spring Training … was ranked as the Rockies’ #1 prospect and the #9 overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com prior to the 2019 season. He will wear #7. Rodgers Stats
  • Johnson, 29, has made two stints with the Rockies this season, going 0-1 with a 9.26 ERA (11.2 IP, 12 ER), 11 walks and 10 strikeouts … made his first career Opening Day roster and was optioned to Triple-A for the first time on April 29 prior to his May 4 recall … made his Major League debut on Sept. 9, 2018 vs. Los Angeles-NL and allowed no runs with two strikeouts over 0.2 innings of work … across parts of two seasons with Colorado, has gone 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA (18.0 IP, 15 ER), 13 walks and 18 strikeouts. Johnson Stats
  • Valaika, 26, was recalled for his second stint on the Major League active roster prior to Tuesday’s game in Boston, and went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts across the first two games of this current road trip … has batted .069 (2-for-29) with three runs scored, one double, four walks and 15 strikeouts in 17 games this season … in 17 games with Albuquerque, has batted .333 (23-for-69) with one double, eight home runs and 16 RBI … since making his Major League debut with the Rockies in 2016, has batted .207 (73-for-352) with 42 runs, 18 doubles, 16 home runs, 47 RBI and 20 walks across 208 career games. Valaika Stats.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.