GJ Rockies roster moves
Two roster moves involving the Grand Junction Rockies were made Sunday, with catcher Drew Beuerlein and corner infielder Miguel De Leon both promoted, a club official confirmed.
Beuerlein caught in two games, both on the road, going 2 for 8 (.250). The 24-year-old switch-hitter was promoted to Class A Asheville (N.C.) in the South Atlantic League. The Tourists have only two catchers on the roster; the Rockies had five. Beuerlein was drafted in 2010 by the Los Angeles Angels and was released after that season. He caught on with the Rockies this year after being a nonroster bullpen catcher in spring training.
De Leon is heading to Class A (short season) Tri-City in the Northwest League after playing in five of the Rockies’ first seven games, hitting .222 with one double and two home runs. He can play first and third base, but saw most of his playing time with Grand Junction as the designated hitter.
Colorado Mesa University product Kris Carlson was called up from Tampa’s Rookie affiliate to Class A Advanced Charlotte (Fla.) this past week and pitched 2/3 of an inning against Bradenton, Fla., and was sent back to the Rookie Gulf Coast League team Saturday. On his Twitter account, Carlson said he is slated to move up to Class A (short season) Hudson Valley (N.Y.). He had one save in his only appearance in the Gulf Coast League.