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Rockies Call Up C Matt Pagnozzi, Place Jose Morales On 60-Day DL

On Friday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies called up Matt Pagnozzi from Triple-A Colorado Springs, reports Inside the Rockies. Backup catcher Jose Morales fractured his thumb during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game when a foul ball struck him during a Rob Johnson at-bat. He played the rest of the game, though it isn't quite like the story of Miguel Olivo passing a kidney stone during a game in 2010.

Pagnozzi signed as a minor league free agent during the offseason, but does have 21 games of Major League experience since 2009. Because Morales was put on the 60-day disabled list, Pagnozzi was able to take his spot on the 40-man roster. He is hitting .275 with a .758 OPS.

Morales has appeared in 22 games for the Rockies, hitting .267/.352/.317 in 71 plate appearances. There have been some rumors lately that the Rockies are looking to move him.

Had spring training star Jordan Pacheco been hitting better than .273/.342/.333 at the Triple-A level, would the Rockies have considered bringing him up?

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