The Rockies have announced that they’ve placed infielder/outfielder Garrett Hampson on the 10-day injured list with a right hand contusion and recalled infielder Colton Welker from Triple-A.
Hampson has only appeared in three of Colorado’s games on the season thus far, stepping to the plate 12 times. He has a slash line of .111/.273/.111 in what is obviously a very small sample. The 27-year-old now have at least ten days to rest his hand and perhaps head out on a rehab assignment to try and get into a better groove at the plate.
Welker had been shelved during Spring Training with an eye infection, per Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette. (Twitter links) He made his MLB debut last year and didn’t hit much, slashling .189/.250/.216, though in a small sample of just 40 plate appearances. In 98 Triple-A plate appearances last year, he hit .286/.378/.476, 114 wRC+. He’d been off to a great start in Triple-A this year, hitting .375/.447/.594 in 38 trips to the plate. As a corner infielder, the 24-year-old could give third baseman Ryan McMahon or first baseman C.J. Cron the occasional day off, or slot into the DH mix.
Hampson’s definitely available, if anyone out there wants a very fast, excellent defensive CF who can also play a competent infield (anywhere) and occasionally hit with some power. The Rockies have tried and tried, but he just doesn’t have a good hit tool or draw any walks, and that’s pretty much that.
Not sure what you’re trying to say here. The post kind of contradicts itself.
Yes it does. At this point in time, IMHO, he is basically decent bench depth.
“… slashling .189/.250/.216, though in a small sample …”
When the slash is a small sample size, it’s a slashling.
Sort of surprised that the article did not mention Welker’s suspensuon less than a year ago for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. Was it too hard to spell or just overlooked? (In any event, 99% of the MLBTR articles are great.)