Moscoso optioned, Young to bereavement list
Pitcher Ottavino, utility man Pacheco recalled
The Rockies optioned right-hander Guillermo Moscoso to Triple-A Colorado Springs and placed outfielder Eric Young Jr. on the bereavement list, while recalling right-hander Adam Ottavino and infielder/catcher Jordan Pacheco from Triple-A on Saturday.
Moscoso, who competed in Spring Training for a rotation spot, was brought up on April 28 to take the roster spot of Jeremy Guthrie, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain. Moscoso made two starts, and went 0-1 while allowing 12 earned runs in 9 1/3 innings (11.57 ERA).
Pachecho, who was with the club on Opening Day before being optioned to Triple-A on April 15, went 2-for-10 in five games with a triple and a run scored in the big leagues. He's hit .433 with four doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs in 17 games for Colorado Springs this season. Pacheco appeared in one game at first base, three games at third base and one as a pinch-hitter with the Rockies.
Ottavino, 26, was claimed by the Rockies off of waivers from the Cardinals on April 3 and was immediately optioned to Colorado Springs. He has appeared in 10 games, all in relief, and owns a 3.60 ERA (six earned runs in 15 innings) for the Sky Sox. He made his Major League debut with St. Louis last year, when he went 0-2 with a 8.46 ERA in five games (three starts).
Young, who made his first Opening Day roster this year and has hit .286 with two RBIs and nine runs in 21 games, will not be eligible to come off the bereavement list until Tuesday. He can not miss more than seven games.
The Rockies are in action Saturday night against the Braves at 6:10 p.m. MDT at Coors Field. Both Pacheco and Ottavino will be in uniform and available for the game.