Stephenson worked a hitless inning with two strikeouts, picking up the save in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-inning win over Atlanta. In his first appearance since being reinstated from the paternity list, Stephenson fired a fantastic inning of work in the 10th to secure his first save of the season after closer Carlos Estevez pitched the ninth. Although Stephenson did plunk Adam Duvall (maybe leave that part out of the bedtime stories), he got Austin Riley and Travis d'Arnaud swinging before getting Dansby Swanson to fly out to end the game. Not a bad welcome to the world present for the newest addition to the Stephenson family.
Stephenson was reinstated from the paternity list Saturday. He has a 2.45 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 12 strikeouts and one win over his last 10 appearances (11 innings). Ben Bowden was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
The Rockies placed Stephenson on the paternity list Wednesday. Stephenson will be away from the team for 1-to-3 days while he welcomes a child into the world. The 28-year-old right-hander has been a serviceable relief arm in the middle innings for the Rockies since returning from the injured list in early August. In his 14 appearances since being activated, Stephenson has provided a 2.45 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP to go with one win and two holds.
Stephenson (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Stephenson had been sidelined by tightness in his upper back since late June, but he'll rejoin the Rockies after appearing in one rehab game. The 28-year-old has a 4.56 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 27:13 K:BB across 23.2 innings this season.
Stephenson (back) was able to complete a long-toss session off flat ground in the outfield Sunday prior to the Rockies' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers, the Associated Press reports. The right-handed reliever has been on the shelf since late June with upper-back tightness. He could be ready to get back on the mound for a bullpen session during the upcoming week.
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