Infielder Garrett Hampson at the plate for the Colorado Rockies during spring training 2018. (Photo: You Tube)
Infielder Garrett Hampson has had a terrific season at both Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque.
Now, he gets his chance in the Major Leagues for the first time.
Saturday, the Rockies called Hampson up after putting second baseman D.J. LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
The club also designated infielder Daniel Castro for assignment.
Hampson will be in uniform for tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Coverage starts with Rockies All Access at 4:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Hampson's numbers are below.
COLORADO ROCKIES SELECT INFIELDER GARRETT HAMPSON FROM TRIPLE-A ALBUQUERQUE
Infielder DJ LeMahieu placed on 10-day disabled list, infielder Daniel Castro designated for assignment
PHOENIX – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have selected the contract of infielder Garrett Hampson from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed infielder DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Additionally, they have designated infielder Daniel Castro for assignment.
• Hampson, 23, will be making his first career appearance on the Rockies’ active roster … began the 2018 season in Double-A Hartford, batting .304 (45-for-148) with 28 runs, eight doubles, two triples, four home runs and 18 RBI with19 stolen bases in 38 games with the Yard Goats … was promoted to Triple-A on May 17 and has hit .306 (67-for-219) with 10 doubles, four triples, four home runs, 21 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 53 games … across three Minor League seasons, has batted .314 (363-for-1156) with 56 doubles, 26 triples, 18 home runs, 150 RBI and 120 stolen bases … the Reno, Nev., native was originally selected by Colorado in the third round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State … will wear #7. Hampson Stats
• LeMahieu, 30, will be making his third stint on the disabled list … was most recently placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 14 with a left thumb sprain, reinstated on June 1 and has batted .277 (48-for-173) with 14 doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI in 40 games since being reinstated … had never been on the disabled list prior to this season … in parts of seven seasons with Colorado, the two-time All-Star has hit .301 (948-for-3154) with 460 runs scored, 151 doubles, 29 triples, 42 home runs, 317 RBI, 263 walks and 74 stolen bases in 862 games … in his career with Chicago-NL (2011) and Colorado (2012-18), LeMahieu has hit .300 (963-for-3214) with 463 runs, 153 doubles, 29 triples, 42 home runs, 321 RBI, 264 walks and 74 stolen bases across 899 career games. LeMahieu Stats
• Castro, 25, has batted .333 (70-for-210) with 15 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 26 RBI in 57 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this season … made one stint on the Rockies’ active roster in 2018 and batted .174 (8-for-46) with a double, a home run and six RBI in 18 games … across nine Minor League seasons, has hit .286 (681-for-2382) with 117 doubles, 14 triples, 25 home runs and 273 RBI … was signed by Colorado as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 16, 2017 … in parts of three Major League seasons with Atlanta (2015-16) and Colorado (2018), has batted .210 (57-for-272) with four doubles, one triple, three home runs and 18 RBI. Castro Stats
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.
Colorado Rockies infielder Garrett Hampson. (Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)