Shaw (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Shaw will be available out of the bullpen against the Diamondbacks after appearing in a pair of rehab outings with Triple-A Albuquerque in recent days. In a corresponding move, the Rockies optioned Jerry Vasto back to the minors.
Shaw (calf) will make rehab appearances Friday and Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque, Nick Groke of The Athletic Denver reports. Shaw struggled to a 7.57 ERA prior to going down with a calf strain in late June. If he ends up needing just the pair of rehab appearances, he could be lined up to return Tuesday for the start of next week's mid-week series against Arizona.
Shaw was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right calf strain. Shaw has struggled recently, posting a 12.83 ERA in his last 16 appearances (with an additional six unearned runs not accounted for in that figure). He's walked more batters (nine) than he's struck out (eight) over that stretch. Yency Almonte was promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque to take his place in the bullpen.
Shaw (1-3) allowed three runs on three hits over one inning while taking the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers. Shaw came on in the sixth inning tasked to hold a 3-2 lead, but after a single and groundout he allowed back-to-back home runs and was served with the loss and blown save for his second appearance in a row. It's been a bumpy road for the 30-year-old this season, as he now has a 5.92 ERA and 1.56 WHIP through 24.1 innings.
Shaw concluded spring training with a 9.00 ERA and a 2.33 WHIP in six innings pitched. Much of the damage done to the veteran's stat line came courtesy of the home run ball, as he served up four of them in his limited spring action. One silver lining to his rough spring was the nine strikeouts he collected in that span. Overall, it doesn't seem like Shaw's standing in the bullpen is impacted by these struggles since the Rockies tend to focus more on individual adjustments rather than the results during the spring. The 30-year-old appears to still be in line for a prominent late-inning role in the Colorado bullpen.