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Rockies calling up pitching prospect Eddie Butler

Jun 3, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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The Rockies have a major league-best .801 OPS here on June 3, but their staff ERA of 4.24 ranks 26th out of 30. A move will be made later this week to hopefully boost the pitching end of things.

According to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, the Rockies plan to call up top pitching prospect Eddie Butler on Friday and start him in their series-opener against the Dodgers, one of the teams Colorado is chasing in the National League West standings.

Butler was the 46th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft out of Radford University in Virginia. The 23-year-old righty has compiled a 2.05 ERA and 238 strikeouts in 286 minor league innings and was ranked a Top 50 prospect by MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus prior this offseason.

The Rockies (28-28) could also soon promote pitcher Jon Gray, the No. 3 overall pick in 2013.

  1. yahmule - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Dan Winkler is also dominating @ AA Tulsa right now. Only 33 hits allowed in 66 1/3 IP.

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