Weather postponed the first game of the series between the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, so they'll play a doubleheader on Wednesday. With the added stress to the pitching staff, the Rockies are bringing in RHP Zach Putnam from triple-A for the twin bill. Putnam will be the 26th man on the active roster, but as Troy Renck notes, there's an exception to the 25-man rule when a doubleheader is involved.
Zach Putnam will be here for DHwill be active tomorrow ... Forgot that could add a 26th man for DH in new CBA— Troy Renck, Rockies (@TroyRenck) April 24, 2012
Putnam, who was acquired from Cleveland during the offseason, has a 1.23 ERA in 7-1/3 innings in triple-A this season.
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