Rockies Designate Rincon For Assignment

12:24pm: Renck tweets that Rincon has in fact been designated for assignment.

12:11pm: The Rockies are calling up righthander Esmil Rogers to start today's game against the Giants, and it appears that reliever Juan Rincon may lose his 40-man roster spot according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck (via Twitter). Rincon's name was not included on the pre-game lineup card.

The 31-year-old Rincon has appeared in just one game for the Rockies this year, giving up one run in one inning of work. Colorado re-signed him to a minor league contract over the winter.

8 Responses to Rockies Designate Rincon For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Who’s going to replace Rincon on the 40 man? Rogers was already on because he’s been on our MLB roster this year.

    • rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

      I bet it is going to be Tim Redding. In case the 3 starters are out long term and Chacin and Rogers start getting shelled.
      Saw Rincon’s only appearance this year at Coors against the DBacks, I figured they didnt have him included in their plans for the season.
      I expect once the 3 starters are back, Rogers and Chacin will be back in the minors, and Belisle will be joining them when Huston Street comes back. Hopefully the Rocks can get Buccholz healthy at some point as well, because the pitching looks to be in trouble.

      • Redding makes sense.

        The Rockies don’t know what will happen to the rotation. If the rookies run with the opportunity, Hammel will almost certainly be on the outside looking in. The bullpen isn’t the issue right now, but it will be if they’re overworked because the rotation (besides Jimenez) isn’t getting the job done.

  2. twins33 5 years ago

    Why he’d ever be on anyone’s 40 man roster still is a surprise to me. The guy has completely sucked for years now.

    • People were saying the same thing about De la Rosa 2 years before, but he found what was missing in his game and shut people up by becoming a great #2 starter.

      Rincon is sort of in the same boat (but will never be nearly as good, obviously) because he has good stuff, but absolutely no control of it. The Rockies and Apodaca have been trying to make something of his stuff by using him as a middle reliever, but he’s done nothing to prove he’s any better than before.

      • twins33 5 years ago

        I’m not very high on Jorge De La Rosa either so that comparison really doesn’t help me think differently. I know De La Rosa is better than the stats suggest, but I’d still only put him in the “good” category and not the “great” one.

        Rincon has been god awful since he stopped using steroids. I think it’s been four years since he’s had anything. I just can’t see him ever becoming anything and he isn’t getting any younger.

        • I haven’t seen anything out of Rincon either, I’m just trying to wonder why the Rockies are trying with him. Not at all projects work

          • twins33 5 years ago

            Yeah, it is very weird since their bullpen has been incredible so far this year. There is no place for an experiment in that. The decision to DFA him really isn’t surprising.

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