Rockies place RHP Guthrie on 15-day disabled list

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has placed right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain. Guthrie’s placement on the disabled list is retroactive to April 23, and he is eligible to come off the disabled list on May 8. To take Guthrie’s place on the active roster, the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Moscoso (#56) will start the Rockies game tonight against the Mets.

Guthrie, 33, is 2-1 with a 5.92 ERA (24.1 ip, 16 er) in four starts for the Rockies this season. The right-hander was the Rockies Opening Day starter after being acquired from Baltimore on February 6, 2012. It was Guthrie’s fourth Opening Day start in the past five seasons, and he earned the win in his first start as a Rockie. Guthrie has a career Major League record of 46-66 with a 4.23 ERA (1044.2 ip, 491 er), 314 walks and 631 strikeouts in 181 career appearances, 158 career starts. This is Guthrie’s second-career DL stint, as he previously spent time on the DL with Baltimore September 15-27, 2008 with a right shoulder impingement.

Moscoso, 28, will be making his Rockies debut in tonight’s game. The right-hander began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 1-3 with a 7.91 ERA (19.1 ip, 17 er), 4 walks and 19 strikeouts in 4 starts. Moscoso was acquired by Colorado along with left-handed pitcher Josh Outman from Oakland on January 16th in exchange for Seth Smith. Moscoso has a career Major League record of 8-10 with a 3.38 ERA (142.2 ip, 55 er), 46 walks and 88 strikeouts in 34 appearances/21 starts for Texas (2009-10) and Oakland (2011). The Venezuela native has a career opponent batting average of .220 (119-for-542).

The Rockies currently have 39 players on the 40-man roster, including four players on the disabled list.