DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has placed left-handed pitcher Boone Logan (left elbow inflammation) and catcher Wilin Rosario (left wrist inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list. Logan’s placement is retroactive to August 25th, and Rosario’s is retroactive to August 23rd. To replace the pair, the Rockies have recalled left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich and catcher Jackson Williams from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Both Friedrich and Williams will be available for tonight’s Rockies at Giants game at AT&T Park (8:15 p.m. MDT).
Friedrich, 27, will be making his second appearance on the active roster this season, as he made three starts for the Rockies June 21st-July 3rd earlier this season. In those three starts he went 0-3 with a 9.45 ERA (13.1 ip, 14 er). Friedrich has spent the balance of 2014 at Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 2-9 with a 7.00 ERA (91.1 ip, 71 er). Friedrich has spent the majority of his time since returning to the Sky Sox as a reliever, where in 14 games he has gone 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA (24.0 ip, 12 er). Friedrich has spent time in the Majors with Colorado in 2012 and 2014, where in 19 career starts he is 5-11 with a 6.61 ERA (98.0 ip, 72 er). Friedrich was originally selected by Colorado in the first round (25th overall) of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Eastern Kentucky University.
Williams, 28, is making his second appearance on the Major League roster this season, though he is still looking to make his Major League debut. Williams spent three days on the active roster June 23rd-25th, though he did not appear in a game. Williams has spent the balance of 2014 at Triple-A, where in 72 games he has hit .256 (62-for-242) with 15 doubles, 4 home runs, 34 RBI and 26 runs. Williams was originally selected by the Giants in the supplemental first round (43rd overall) of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Oklahoma. He signed with Colorado as a Minor League free agent on November 17, 2013.
Logan, 30, is in his first season with the Rockies after signing as a free agent during the offseason. In 35 games for the Rockies this season, Logan is 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA (25.0 ip, 19 er), 11 walks and 32 strikeouts in 35 games. The Rockies are his fourth Major League team, as he previously pitched in the Majors with the Chicago White Sox (2006-08), Atlanta (2009) and the New York Yankees (2010-13). In 455 career Major League games, Logan is 26-15 with a 4.57 ERA (328.2 ip, 167 er), 143 walks and 336 strikeouts.
Rosario, 25, has spent his entire professional career as a Rockie since signing a contract as a non-drafted free agent on February 13, 2006. In four Major League seasons, Rosario has hit .269 (351-for-1230) with 64 doubles, 62 home runs, 201 RBI and 171 runs scored in 345 games. In 91 contests in 2014, the native of Bonao, Dominican Republic has hit .248 (82-for-331) with 20 doubles, 10 home runs and 43 RBI. Rosario is the Rockies all-time leader in home runs by a catcher in club history.
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.