Injuries & Roster Moves: Owings to join AAA

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Keep track of the Rockies' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 10: INF activated from 10-day IL
Story, who has been on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation, is hitting .255 with five home runs and 23 RBIs.

June 10: INF optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque
Trejo appeared in just three games since he was recalled on June 1, going 2-for-4 with one homer.

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

None.

10-day IL

RHP (right forearm flexor strain)
Expected return:
He'll miss at least one start
After being held back a couple days by the club, Gray played somewhat aggressive catch on June 9, his first throwing session since sustaining the injury on June 4. Gray had hoped to miss just one start, and he would like to throw a bullpen session on June 11. But manager Bud Black said the next time Gray throws will likely be another game of catch.

But don't read this as bad news. Gray reported that his arm felt absolutely no pain, so the careful pace of return appears to be working. (Last updated: June 11)

1B (right elbow injury)
Expected return: TBD
After striking out in the fourth inning on June 8, Adams felt a sensation in his right elbow. Adams then went into the tunnel, tried to take some swings and couldn't. Manager Bud Black said C.J. Cron will take Adams' place at first base as they await Adams' return. (Last updated: June 9)

RHP (right lat strain)
Expected return:
TBD
Manager Bud Black said Sheffield has a tear in the back of his right shoulder that he sustained during his last outing, which was June 3 against the Rangers. He pitched the seventh inning and gave up a two-run home run to Khris Davis. Black said the injury is similar to the one that kept Kyle Freeland sidelined for nearly the first two months of the season, but added that he thinks Sheffield may be out longer. (Last updated: June 5)

60-day IL

INF-OF (right thumb surgery)
Expected return:
TBD
Owings is slated to join Triple-A Albuquerque on June 14, playing at least two games there. The Rockies will monitor his progress. (Last updated: June 12)

RHP Peter Lambert (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Sometime in 2021
Lambert says he is increasing the intensity of his bullpen sessions. He hopes to be facing hitters by the All-Star break. The goal for Lambert, a rookie in 2019, is to return before the end of the '21 season. (Last updated: June 12)

Minors (but injured)

LHP (appendicitis)
Expected return: At least one month
Rolison had his appendix taken out and will be shelved for about six weeks, according to manager Bud Black. Rolison, the Rockies' No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline and the organization’s highest-rated pitcher, was promoted from Double-A Hartford to Triple-A Albuquerque during the middle of May. (Last updated: June 8)