DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has recalled left-handed pitcher Edwar Cabrera from Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Rockies have also placed infielder Jason Giambi on the 15-day disabled list with viral syndrome. Giambi’s placement on the DL is retro-active to July 21st. Cabrera (#46) will start tonight’s game at Arizona (7:40 p.m. MDT).
Cabrera, 24, will be making his second career Major League start tonight. The left-hander allowed 7 runs, 5 earned, on 5 hits and 3 walks with one strikeout in 2.1 innings on 6/27/12 vs. Washington in his first career Major League appearance. Cabrera has split the remainder of the 2012 season at Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs. Between the two stops, Cabrera is 11-4 with a 3.03 ERA (118.2 ip, 40 er), 34 walks and 111 strikeouts in 19 starts. Cabrera has struck out a total of 328 batters in 285.2 innings pitched over the last two seasons in the Minor Leagues. He set a new Rockies franchise record, and led all of Minor League Baseball with his 217 strikeouts in 2001. He was originally signed by Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on March 5, 2008 from Bani, Dominican Republic.
Giambi, 41, has batted .241 (19-for-79) with 4 doubles, 1 home run, 8 RBI, 7 runs and 17 walks in 47 games for Colorado this season. Giambi has been a member of the Rockies since September 2009, and in 217 games with the Rockies he has batted .251 (103-for-410) with 20 doubles, 22 home runs, 86 RBI, 48 runs and 76 walks. The West Covina, California native is a .281 (1967-for-7011) career hitter with 395 doubles, 429 home runs, 1,405 RBI, 1,203 runs scored and 1,331 walks in 2,150 career games with Oakland (1995-2001, 2009), the New York Yankees (2002-08) and Colorado (2009-2012).
The Rockies have a full 40-man roster.