BOSTON — Infielder Brendan Rodgers, the Rockies’ top prospect, will be called up to the majors on Friday when he’ll be added to the big-league roster, according to MLB.com.
Rodgers, just 22 and Colorado’s top pick in the 2015 draft, has been swinging a red-hot bat for Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .356 with nine home runs and 21 RBIs in 35 games for the Isotopes.
The Rockies have not confirmed Rodgers’ promotion and are unlikely to make an official announcement until Friday when they open a three-game series at Philadelphia.
The Rockies have been closely monitoring Rodgers’ play, and have been impressed by his improvement as a second baseman. Rodgers has been sizzling as of late, batting .382 with a 1.152 OPS and eight home runs since April 11.
“He’s in a good spot,” Rockies manager Bud Black said Tuesday. “He’s doing really well. The reports from (Isotopes manager) Glenallen (Hill) are that he’s swinging well and that he’s in a good spot. We are moving him around the diamond, having him play second and short.”
It’s unclear what the corresponding roster move will be. All-star shortstop Trevor Story suffered a bruised left knee during a collision with left fielder Raimel Tapia in the ninth inning of Colorado’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Red Sox. Story, however, is not headed to the injured list. He hopes to play on Friday.
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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports