Gurka signed a minor league contract with the Rockies on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training. Gurka reached the major leagues for the first time last season with the Rockies, but he had significant struggles as his 9.39 ERA shows. He'll get another shot to prove his worth in major league camp, but he will likely head to the minors after spring training given the upgrades the Rockies have brought into their bullpen.
The Rockies called up pitcher Jason Gurka on Friday and sent down pitcher Tommy Kahnle, reports MLB.com. Meanwhile, the team also designated pitcher Kenny Roberts for assignment.
Catcher Tom Murphy and outfielder-infielder Rosell Herrera were among the first batch of cuts for the Rockies on Saturday, per MLB.com. The team reassigned right-handed pitchers Justin Miller , Jose Ortega, Jorge Rondon and Gus Schlosser; left-handed pitchers Buddy Boshers, Yohan Flande and Jason Gurka.