The Coors Effect

June 20, 2009 9:39 AM

Corpas likely going to DL. Who's coming up?

We had thought for a while that Manny Corpas might be demoted to Colorado Springs.  Instead, Corpas is likely going to the DL after an MRI revealed bone chips in his right elbow.

The way I see it, there are two possibilities for the Rockies to call up here.  Juan Rincon, who has been utterly dominant at Colorado Springs (11 strikeouts in 8.2 innings) since the Rockies picked him up after the Tigers released him, is one possibility.  Rincon is not currently on the 40-man roster, but the Rockies do have a spot open as long as Yorvit Torrealba remains on the restricted list.  The other possibility is Ryan Mattheus, who's struck out 20 in 16.2 innings for the Sky Sox -- and he also has a groundball ratio of 3.29 there.  Mattheus is already on the 40-man roster.

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