The Rockies have designated outfielder Jason Pridie for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for right-hander Brooks Brown, reports Nick Groke of the Denver Post. Brown’s recall was necessitated by yet another injury to Brett Anderson, who is on the shelf with a lower back strain.
Pridie, 30, went 1-for-4 in a brief, two-game stint with the Rockies. He’s spent most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he owns a solid .275/.341/.426 batting line with 10 homers and 22 steals in 87 games. Pridie has long shown an ability to produce solid numbers at the Triple-A level due to a combination of pop and speed (more of the latter). At age 23, he was one of the three players sent from the Rays to the Twins in the Delmon Young trade (a deal that proved to be ill-fated for Minnesota).