The Rockies returned Rosscup to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday. Added to the big-league roster July 16 as a replacement for COVID-infected players, Rosscup appeared in four games and yielded one run in three innings of relief. Given his moderate success in those opportunities, the lefty may see another chance with the Rockies at some point this season.
Rosscup's contract was selected by the Rockies on Friday. Rosscup returned to the Rockies in August of 2020, and he'll join the major-league bullpen as a replacement after several pitchers were placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday. The southpaw has made 17 relief appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque this year and has posted a 0.52 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in 17.1 innings.
Rosscup will sign with the Rockies and join the 60-man player pool, pending a physical and COVID-19 screening, Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports. He was released by Colorado on July 1 and joined the independent Constellation Energy League. The 32-year-old southpaw most recently pitched in the majors for the Dodgers, Blue Jays and Mariners last season, logging a combined 5.00 ERA, 2.28 WHIP and 26:19 K:BB in 18 innings.
Rosscup was released by the Rockies on Wednesday, Baseball America reports. The veteran southpaw joined the Rox on a minor-league deal in late January but wasn't included in the team's 60-man roster pool, so he was released. Rosscup split 2019 between the Dodgers, Mariners and Blue Jay while posting a 5.00 ERA, 2.28 WHIP and 26:19 K:BB over 18 innings.
Rosscup joined the Rockies on a minor-league deal Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. The deal does not include an invitation to big-league camp, so don't expect to see Rosscup on the Rockies' Opening Day roster. The lefty walked 19 batters in 18 innings last season while recording a 5.00 ERA.