McKenry recalled by Colorado

Former Blue Raider hitting .300 in Triple-A this year

May 4, 2014 · @MTAthletics

DENVER - The Colorado Rockies have promoted former Middle Tennessee catcher Michael McKenry to the major league roster.

McKenry was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to Saturday's game vs. the Mets after hitting an even .300 with two home runs and 11 RBI over 50 at-bats for the Sky Sox. He was inserted into manager Walt Weiss' starting lineup Sunday, hitting sixth and catching for the Rockies.

The 29-year-old catcher spent the past three seasons with the Pirates, but made his major league debut with Colorado in 2010. McKenry was recalled to replace the Rockies' starting catcher, Wilin Rosario, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

McKenry hit .390 with 13 homers and drove in 68 runs for the Blue Raiders in 2006, which at the time was the third-highest single-season RBI total in Blue Raider history.

The Rockies host Texas for a two-game interleague series Monday and Tuesday before making a return trip to Texas and a weekend series in Cincinnati.

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