Rockies Demote Zach Putnam After Double-Header

The Colorado Rockies have optioned relief pitcher Zach Putnam to Triple-A Colorado Springs, as the team announced. Putnam never appeared in a Rockies uniform during his short stint with the big league club this week after the club promoted him for the double-header against Pittsburgh.

The Rockies called up Putnam for their double-header against the Pirates thanks to a new rule in the CBA that allows clubs to carry a 26th man when traditional double-headers are scheduled. The 24-year-old has been in Triple-A for the entire season otherwise, posting a 1.23 ERA with 11 strikeouts and just three walks over five appearances.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Pirates blog Bucs Dugout. Head over to Baseball Nation andMLB Daily Dish for more news and notes.

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