Rockies recall RHP Eddie Butler, RHP German Marquez and C Dustin Garneau, select contracts of IF Pat Valaika and IF/OF Jordan Patterson

Infielders Ben Paulsen and Rafael Ynoa designated for assignment

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitchers Eddie Butler and German Marquez and catcher Dustin Garneau and selected the contracts of infielder Pat Valaika and infielder-outfielder Jordan Patterson. Additionally, infielders Ben Paulsen and Rafael Ynoa have been designated for assignment. 

  • Butler, 25, will be making his second appearance on the Major League roster in 2016 … was originally recalled from Triple-A April 27 and optioned to Albuquerque July 5 … is 2-5 with a 6.96 ERA (54.1 IP, 42 ER), 71 hits, 12 home runs, 15 walks and 36 strikeouts across 12 appearances, nine starts, with the Rockies this season … is 2-4 with a 6.85 ERA (46.0 IP, 35 ER) in nine starts, 0-1 with a 7.56 ERA (8.1 IP, 7 ER) in three relief appearances … in 15 starts with Albuquerque, went 8-3 with a 4.45 ERA (89.0 IP, 44 ER), 93 hits, 26 walks and 35 strikeouts … in parts of three seasons with the Rockies (2014-16) is 6-16 with a 6.37 ERA (149.2 IP, 106 ER), 196 hits, 27 home runs, 64 walks and 83 strikeouts … was originally drafted by Colorado in Compensation Round A of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Butler Stats 
  • Marquez, 21, will be making his first career appearance on a Major League roster … he will wear jersey number 67 … in 26 combined starts between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque, went 11-6 with a 3.13 ERA (166.2 IP, 58 ER), 154 hits, 39 walks and 155 strikeouts … was named a Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star with Hartford, where he went 9-6 with a 2.85 ERA (135.2 IP, 43 ER), 124 hits, 33 walks and 126 strikeouts … was promoted to Triple-A on Aug. 10, where he went 2-0 with a 4.35 ERA (31.0 IP, 15 ER), 30 hits, six walks and 29 strikeouts in five starts … in his Minor League career across parts of five seasons, is 25-33 with a 3.63 ERA (491.1 IP, 182 ER), 473 hits, 137 walks and 421 strikeouts … he was acquired by the Rockies via trade from the Tampa Bay Rays along with left-handed pitcher Jake McGee in exchange for outfielder Corey Dickerson and infielder Kevin Padlo on Jan. 28 … he was originally signed by the Rays as a non-drafted international free agent on July 2, 2011. Marquez Stats 
  • Garneau, 29, will be making his third appearance on the Major League roster in 2016 … in 19 games with the Rockies, batted .233 (14-for-60) with six runs, five doubles, one home run, five RBI and six walks … in 52 games with Albuquerque, batted .292 (54-for-185) with 11 doubles, 15 home runs, 35 RBI, 16 walks and two stolen bases … in his career with the Rockies (2015-present), has batted .192 (25-for-130) with 12 runs, eight doubles, three home runs, 13 RBI, 12 walks and 32 strikeouts. Garneau Stats 
  • Valaika, 23, will be making his first career appearance on the Major League roster … he will wear jersey number 74 … in 136 combined games between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque, batted .257 (139-for-542) with 75 runs, 41 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs, 80 RBI, 30 walks and 10 stolen bases … was selected a Mid-Season All-Star with Hartford, where he batted .269 (116-for-431) with 66 runs, 33 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs, 67 RBI, 28 walks and eight stolen bases in 108 games as the club's primary shortstop … in his Minor League career across parts of four seasons, has batted .261 (421-for-1,613) with 229 runs, 107 doubles, 17 triples, 35 home runs, 225 RBI, 116 walks and 53 stolen bases … was originally selected by the Rockies in the ninth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of UCLA. Valaika Stats 
  • Patterson, 24, will be making his first career appearance on the Major League roster … he will wear jersey number 72 … has spent the entirety of the 2016 season with Albuquerque, where he hit .293 (125-for-427) with 75 runs, 24 doubles, seven triples, 14 home runs, 61 RBI, 47 walks and 10 stolen bases … was named a Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star … appeared in 76 games in right field and 38 games at first base for the Isotopes … in his Minor League career across parts of four seasons, has batted .290 (456-for-1,574) with 276 runs, 108 doubles, 19 triples, 55 home runs, 239 RBI, 142 walks and 63 stolen bases … was originally selected by the Rockies in the fourth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of South Alabama. Patterson Stats
  • Paulsen, 28, hit .217 (20-for-92) with eight runs, five doubles, one home run, 11 RBI and five walks in 39 games with the Rockies this season … made his first Opening Day roster … in 78 games with Albuquerque, hit .278 (80-for-288) with 44 runs, 17 doubles, five triples, six home runs, 40 RBI and 24 walks … originally drafted by the Rockies in the third round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Paulsen has batted .271 (130-for-480) with 58 runs, 28 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs, 70 RBI and 30 walks in parts of three seasons for Colorado (2014-16). Paulsen Stats
  • Ynoa, 29, was recalled from Albuquerque on Aug. 2 for his first stint with the Rockies this season and optioned Aug. 7 … appeared in three games and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts … in 121 games with Albuquerque this season, has batted .262 (126-for-481) with 65 runs, 30 doubles, three triples, three home runs, 33 RBI, 45 walks and seven stolen bases … in his Major League career with Colorado (2014-16), has batted .281 (56-for-199) with 19 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, 22 RBI, seven walks and one stolen base across parts of three seasons since 2014. Ynoa Stats

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.