This is one of those amazing moves that still takes a moment to sink: the Rockies have opted for the troubled pitcher Kyle Freeland, the team announced.
There is no way to criticize the movement. Freeland has been bombed lately, and if the Rockies want to be competitive, they can not really send him there once or twice a week. In Albuquerque you can solve things in less stressful launch situations.
This is the second year in a row that the Rockies have chosen a boy who was supposed to be a rotation anchor. Last season they sent Jon Gray to Triple-A in late June when he was not right. He was only there for a couple of weeks, but it seemed to help. He had a 5.77 ERA before his demotion and a 4.37 ERA later.
The Rockies made some other moves. They chose outfielder Yonathan Daza back to Triple-A. The two vacant positions on the MLB list will be filled by Chris Rusin, who was reinstated from the IL, and was reminded for the first time of Jesus Tinoco (The third prospect).