Rockies recall reliever Shaw from Albuquerque

Jun 5, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Bryan Shaw (29) throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies have reinstated reliever Bryan Shaw from the 10-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Jerry Vasto to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Shaw, who had a strained right calf, was placed on the disabled list on June 24. He only pitched two total of innings of work at Albuquerque, allowing a pair of runs on three hits, along with two walks and one strikeout. Shaw, who’s 3-5 with a 7.57 ERA with the Rockies this season, has had a disastrous campaign thus far after signing a three-year contract worth $27 million.

While his brief but ineffective stint in Albuquerque doesn’t inspire confidence, prior to joining the Rockies, the 30-year-old Shaw had been one of baseball’s best set-up man over the last four seasons with Cleveland.

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