Rockies recall Jairo Diaz from Triple-A

March 1, 2015: Pitcher Jairo Diaz (47) poses for a portrait during the Colorado Rockies photo day in Scottsdale, AZ.
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The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-handed pitcher Jairo Diaz from Triple-A Albuquerque ahead of Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. To make room on the 25-man roster, the team optioned left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup to Triple-A.

Diaz has made just a single appearance with Colorado this season back on June 26, when he allowed four hits and two earned runs to the San Francisco Giants over an inning of work, while recording a pair of strikeouts.

Prior to this year, Diaz’s last time in the majors came back in 2015 with the Rockies. He made 21 appearances out of the bullpen that year, posting a 2.37 ERA and 1.158 WHIP over 19 innings of work.

This season at Triple-A Albuquerque, the 26-year-old owns a 2.13 ERA over 13 appearances, having totaled three saves on the year. He is making his way back from Tommy John Surgery after injuring his elbow in Spring Training in 2016, which cost him the entire season.

He made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels back in 2014, before he was dealt to Colorado in an offseason deal.

The Rockies made a trade to acquire left-hander Rosscup from the Chicago Cubs on the same day that Diaz got his only major league appearance of the season.

He has made just two appearances out of relief for Colorado since then, allowing an earned run over three innings. He has since made three scoreless appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque, owning an overall 2.30 ERA at the Triple-A level when factoring in his 17 appearances for Triple-A Iowa of the Cubs organization.

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