The Colorado Rockies recalled outfielder Brandon Barnes from triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, reports Nick Groke of the Denver Post. Center fielder Drew Stubbs was optioned to triple-A in a corresponding move.

Stubbs, a solid defensive outfielder, has been wildly disapointing at the plate in the first month and a half of the season. The 30-year-old veteran is hitting just .118 on the season with two homers and five RBIs. Stubbs’ defensive ability and the success he had last year in his first season with the Rockies should help to get the outfielder called back up if he can figure out his swing. The Rockies had to get Stubbs permission to send him down since he has been in the majors for more than five years.

Barnes wasn’t tearing it up at the triple-A level. The 29-year-old was batting .205 with 12 RBIs in 132 at bats. He will provide depth in the outfield with Corey Dickerson being placed on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis on Tuesday.

Nathan is a staff writer for Mile High Sports. He can be reached on Twitter at @TheRealNatron.

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