PHILADELPHIA The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled catcher Tom Murphy from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman to the Isotopes.
• Murphy, 27, will be making his first stint on the Rockies’ active roster this season … in 49 appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque is batting .289 (54-for-187) with 34 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 45 RBI … his 16 homers rank second in the Pacific Coast League … in 44 career Major League games across parts of three seasons (2015-17) with Colorado, has batted .214 with 14 runs, four doubles, eight homers and 23 RBI … the West Monroe, N.Y., native was originally selected in the third round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of the University at Buffalo. Murphy Stats.
• Tauchman, 27, has gone 2-for-9 with three runs, one double and one walk across six games (one start) since being recalled on June 5 … across the two stints with the Rockies this season has batted .094 (3-for-32) with five runs, one double and four walks in 21 games … the Palatine, Ill., native made his Major League debut on June 27, 2017 at San Francisco and has batted .153 (9-for-59) with seven runs, one double, one triple, two RBI, nine walks, 25 strikeouts and two stolen bases in 52 games across parts of two seasons with the Rockies. Tauchman Stats.