Left-hander Josh Outman gave up two hits and struck out two on Monday, in his second of back-to-back appearances at Double-A Tulsa. He will pitch again on Thursday, then the Rockies will evaluate him for a return, manager Jim Tracy said.
Jordan Pacheco received his second straight start at third base on Tuesday, in place of Chris Nelson. Nelson participated in right-hander Jeremy Guthrie's simulated game at PETCO Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Nelson is nursing a wrist injury, which is part of the reason Pacheco started. Pacheco also hit better than .400 in Triple-A, and Tracy is hoping to take advantage of a good swing. Nelson says the wrist is improving gradually. He wears a stiff brace when hitting.
Catcher Ramon Hernandez was back in the lineup on Tuesday night after being scratched before Monday night's game against the Padres with left hand soreness. The injury occurred on a swing earlier this season and bothers Hernandez occasionally. Rookie Wilin Rosario threw out a runner attempting to steal on Monday, and is 6-for-12 against attempted basestealers. Hernandez is 7-for-18, and the Rockies catchers' combined 43.3 percent is second-highest in the Majors to the D-backs.
Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who was hit on the right thigh by a line drive on Monday night and left the game after three innings, said all he felt Tuesday was "expected soreness." He expects to be OK for his next start.