Ynoa was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. The 29-year-old bashed a pair of home runs in his case for a major-league roster spot, but it was all for naught as he never was much of a threat to his competition. Ynoa will likely serve as organizational depth moving forward, but don't be surprised if he reappears in Denver later in the season like he has the past few years.
Ynoa was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday. Colorado will retain Ynoa in its system, but the infielder is no longer on the club's 40-man roster. He adds some organizational depth in left field and at the middle infield spots, but the Rockies are loaded in those areas, which lessens his chances of getting back up on the major league roster.
Ynoa was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports. With Gerardo Parra coming off the DL, Ynoa is headed back down to Albuquerque. During his latest stint with the big club, Ynoa went 0-for-5 at the plate with two strikeouts.
The Rockies have recalled Ynoa from Triple-A Albuquerque. Ynoa has been called up to replace Trevor Story, who was placed on the disabled list Tuesday. Ynoa will most likely spell Cristhian Adames and Daniel Descalso at shortstop in Story's absence. Over his past 10 game at Triple-A, the 28-year-old is hitting .256 in 43 at-bats.
Ynoa has started 2016 with a .269/.342/.433 line while hitting seven doubles and two triples in 16 games. Over the past few seasons, Ynoa has been somewhat enigmatic in both Colorado and Triple-A Albuquerque, as he's shown bursts of brilliance, followed by droughts where his stats have plummeted. This year has been no different, as he ended spring training with a .357 batting average and only six strikeouts in 42 at-bats, but has begun the 2016 campaign by hitting .269. However, through the ups and downs, Ynoa's power has increased dramatically. He already has seven doubles and is on pace to surpass last season's Triple-A total of 12 in no time. If he continues to display this power and gets his average closer to the .300 mark, he could get back to the show before season's end.