The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Torres from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Torres (#59) will be in uniform for both games of the doubleheader today vs. Houston.
Torres, 29, will be on his second stint with the Rockies this season, as he spent 11 days with Colorado from 5/4-15. Torres allowed just one run on 2 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts in his three appearances with Colorado earlier this month. He has spent the balance of the 2012 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA (33.0 ip, 9 er), 13 walks and 32 strikeouts in seven starts for the Sky Sox. In 16 career Major League appearances, six starts, the California native has a 1-3 record with a 6.46 ERA (46.0 ip, 33 er). Torres was signed by Colorado as a Minor League free agent on January 11, 2012 and was a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training.
The new Collective Bargaining Agreement allows teams a 26th player for a doubleheader so long as the doubleheader is not rescheduled for the day after a scheduled game is postponed. The Rockies will announce their corresponding move following the conclusion of the second game today.
The Rockies have a full 40-man roster.