Parker cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Parker was designated for assignment on January 20 to make room for Gerardo Parra on the 40-man roster, and no suitors stepped forward during his waiver period. If he chooses to accept, he'll spend 2016 mostly in Triple-A sitting behind a logjam in the Colorado outfield. Otherwise, he can choose to decline the assignment and see if a change in scenery is what he needs to succeed. Either way, it'll be tough for Parker to find his way back into the major league conversation soon.
Parker has been designated for assignment by the Rockies on Wednesday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. The Rockies needed to clear a spot for the recently-signed Gerardo Parra, and Parker was the casualty due to the crowded nature of their outfield. The former first-round draft pick batted a mere .179 with three home runs, 11 RBI, and a whopping 33% strikeout rate in 46 games with the Rockies in 2015. He's expected to draw plenty of interest from other teams thanks to his power potential, so he may end up in a completely different organization by spring training.
Rockies outfielder Kyle Parker went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday. Parker has been seeing more time with the Rockies completely out of it and he desperately needs the at-bats. In 44 games this season, Parker is batting a putrid .181 with 37 strikeouts in 105 at-bats. The youngster had some nice numbers in Triple-A, but he'll need to show more at the upper level to stick around next season.
Rockies first baseman Ben Paulsen isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game. Paulsen has started 46 games this year and 15 of the last 16. In his place, Kyle Parker gets his second start of the year at the position.
The Rockies added a pair of players to their 25-man roster on Saturday. Right-hander Scott Oberg and outfielder Kyler Parker have been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. Oberg made 34 relief appearances with the Rockies between April 14 and July 9. He owns a 5.97 ERA through 31 2/3 innings. Parker has one hit in one at-bat with the Rockies this season. With the Isoptopes, he is batting .280 with nine home runs and 58 RBI in 93 games.