Prior to Friday night’s game between the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies, infielder Josh Rutledge would be put on the 15-day disabled list due to a viral infection retroactive to Apr. 28th as Colorado would call up Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Rutledge has played in 11 games this season with the Colorado Rockies, going 7-for-22 with one double, one home run, and four RBI’s. The infielder was a key part of the Rockies win back on Apr. 27th on the road against the Dodgers, clubbing a three-run home run in the 6-1 win. Since Rutledge’s DL placement is retroactive to Apr. 28th, he is eligible to return to the club on May 13th.
Meanwhile, Ryan Wheeler makes his first appearance with the Colorado Rockies this season. The 6-foot-3, 235 lb infielder was batting .247 with the Colorado Spring Sky Sox (24-for-94), with six doubles, three home runs, and nine RBI’s. He would appear in 28 games last season with the Rockies, going (9-for-41) with two doubles and seven RBI’s.
If you don’t remember how Colorado obtained Wheeler, they would trade reliever Matt Reynolds in exchange for the infielder back in 2012.