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Rockies recall Greg Reynolds, option Edgmer Escalona to Triple-A07/02/2011 5:43 PM ET
DENVER - The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Greg Reynolds from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Additionally, the club has optioned right-handed pitcher Edgmer Escalona to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Reynolds (#37) will start today's Rockies vs. Royals game at Coors Field (6:10 p.m. MDT).
Reynolds, 25, will make his third start of the 2011 season for the Rockies tonight. This is the third stint that Reynolds has had on the Major League active roster this season. He was originally recalled on April 7th and optioned on April 14th. He was again recalled on May 22nd and optioned on June 8th. In 5 games/2 starts for the Rockies this season, Reynolds is 2-0 with a 4.08 ERA (17.2 ip, 8 er), 7 walks and 8 strikeouts. Reynolds has spent the rest of his season with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox, where he has gone 4-2 with a 6.83 ERA (56.2 ip, 43 er), 13 walks and 30 strikeouts in 10 starts. Reynolds was originally drafted by the Rockies in the first round (2nd overall) in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft. Reynolds is 4-8 with a 7.23 ERA (79.2 ip, 64 er) in 19 career Major League games, 15 starts.
Escalona, 24, was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs yesterday and made his 2011 Major League debut, tossing a scoreless 9th inning. He has spent the remainder of his 2011 season as a member of the Triple-A Colorado Springs roster. In 24 appearances for the Sky Sox this season, the Venezuela native is 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA (26.1 ip, 10 er), 9 walks and 26 strikeouts. After spending all of April in extended Spring Training, Escalona owned a 3.95 ERA (13.2 ip, 6 er) in May, then had a 2.84 ERA (12.2 ip, 4 er) in June for the Sky Sox. Escalona made his Major League debut in September of 2010 for the Rockies. He owned a 1.50 ERA (6.0 ip, 1 er) with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts in 5 appearances for the Rockies in 2010. Escalona was originally signed by Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on September 8, 2004. He has spent all seven Minor League seasons in the Rockies Minor League system.
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