Rockies release official Opening Day roster for abbreviated 2020 season

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Colorado Rockies second baseman Alan Trejo, right, and shortstop Trevor Story celebrate an inning-ending fielder’s choice against the Texas Rangers in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Colorado won 7-3. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

DENVER (KDVR) — The Colorado Rockies announced Thursday that they have officially filled their 40-man Opening Day roster ahead of their first series with the Texas Rangers on Friday.

According to a release from the Rockies, catchers Drew Butera and Elias Díaz have had their contracts selected to the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau has been recalled from the Rockies’ alternate training site and outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been reinstated from the injured list.

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The Rockies said catcher Dom Nuñez and infielder Brendan Rodgers have been optioned to the Rockies’ alternate training site.

Additionally, the Rockies have placed right-handed pitcher Scott Oberg on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 20) with a lower back strain, and have placed right-handed pitcher Peter Lambert on the 45-day injured list after he underwent Tommy John surgery this week. With these transactions, the Rockies’ 30-man Opening Day roster is finalized.

Right-handed pitchers Ryan Castellani and Joe Harvey, as well as catcher Dom Nuñez, currently comprise the Rockies’ three-man taxi squad.

Right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau, who spent all of 2019 with Double-A Hartford, is appearing on the Major League active roster for the first time in his career.

Below is a breakdown of the Rockies’ 2020 Opening Day roster:

Right-handed Pitchers (12): Yency Almonte, Daniel Bard, Wade Davis, Jairo Díaz, Carlos Estévez, Chi Chi González, Ashton Goudeau, Jon Gray, Jeff Hoffman, Tyler Kinley, Germán Márquez, Antonio Senzatela

Left-handed Pitchers (3): Phillip Diehl, Kyle Freeland, James Pazos

Catchers (3): Drew Butera, Elias Díaz, Tony Wolters

Infielders (7): Nolan Arenado, Josh Fuentes, Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, Daniel Murphy, Chris Owings,

Trevor Story

Outfielders (5): Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, Sam Hilliard, Matt Kemp, Raimel Tapia

Taxi Squad (3): RHP Ryan Castellani, RHP Joe Harvey, C Dom Nuñez

Injured List (2): RHP Peter Lambert (45-day), RHP Scott Oberg

The Rockies open the 28th Major League season Friday night in Arlington, Texas, as they play the first-ever regular-season game at Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers.

Colorado will play a three-game series in Texas, Friday through Sunday, followed by a two-game series at Oakland next Tuesday and Wednesday, prior to the Home Opener at Coors Field vs. San Diego on Friday, July 31.

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