Garneau was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Garneau received the downgrade with Tony Wolters returning from the 7-day concussion list. Garneau's .200 average over his last 16 games didn't help his case to stay in the big leagues and he'll now head to Triple-A Albuquerque for the time being until Colorado needs additional catching depth.
Garneau is in the lineup and batting eighth for Thursday's game against the Pirates. Garneau, who is hitting .222/.283/.352 with one home run and five RBI through 17 games, will get another start for the Rockies behind the plate while Tony Wolters continues to recover from a concussion.
Garneau went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, two runs and a strikeout against the Red Sox on Thursday. The 28-year-old backstop made the most of his spot start Thursday, hitting his first homer and his fourth double of the season. Garneau has hit safely in three of the last four games, and his intriguing power has been put on display, as five of his 10 hits this year have gone for extra bases.
Garneau was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday. Garneau heads back to the majors after the Rockies put Nick Hundley (oblique) on the 15-day DL. The 28-year-old help out Tony Wolters behind the plate. In 11 games at Albuquerque, Garneau recorded eight hits, including two home runs and three RBIs in 37 appearances at the plate.
Garneau has been optioned to Triple-A, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. He'll head back to the minors with Nick Hundley (concussion) back from the DL on Monday. Garneau went 4-for-10 (.400) with an RBI over three games for Colorado during his latest stint with the big club.