Rockies recall infielder Adames from Double-A

Rockies recall infielder Adames from Double-A

DENVER -- The Rockies recalled switch-hitting infielder Cristhian Adames, their No. 13-ranked prospect, on Monday after he participated in Double-A Tulsa's five-game loss to Midland in the Texas League Championship Series.

In his only Major League appearance, Adames, 23, went 0-for-3 against the Cubs in a July 29 game that went 16 innings before the Rockies lost, 4-3. Adames batted a combined .288 with three home runs, 52 RBIs and 12 stolen bases for Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Fellow September callup Rafael Ynoa, who entered Monday's start at third base batting .333, are similar players -- both switch-hitters who can play multiple positions. They could be competing for utility work next season.

 "We felt like he's earned it, going down there to try to help Tulsa in their playoff run," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He did a really nice job in Triple-A. We felt he earned the callup.

 "He played in that crazy game in Chicago. I think that was his taste of the big leagues, that absurd game we played in Chicago. It'll be good to get him back here and get a look at him again."

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