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Blue Raider standout McKenry returns to the Rockies

Catcher hit over .300 for Colorado Springs in 23 games this spring

June 4, 2014 · @MTAthletics

DENVER - For the second time this season, former Middle Tennessee baseball standout Michael McKenry has been recalled to the Colorado Rockies from AAA Colorado Springs.

McKenry was called up from the Sky Sox on Wednesday after hitting .313 with six doubles, three homers and 12 RBIs in 23 games. Last week, McKenry and Colorado Springs had made a stop in Nashville.

The 29-year old is making his second stint with the Rockies. In eight games for Colorado, McKenry went 4-for-19 with 2 doubles, one RBI and two runs while starting five games at catcher. In 201 career Major League games, McKenry has hit .222 (125-for-562) with 34 doubles, 17 home runs, 65 RBI and 53 runs.

He spent the past three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but made his major league debut with Colorado in 2010. McKenry got the call up on Wednesday, as catcher Jordan Pacheco was designated for assignment.

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

The Rockies open a nine-game home stand on Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Colorado hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game bout this weekend before closing out the homestand with four games versus the Atlanta Braves.

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