McMahon was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
McMahon hit just .180/.317/.200 in 60 plate appearances for the Rockies, striking out 36.7 percent of the time. Better things were expected from one of the Rockies' top prospects, but he never got the consistent playing time he needed to get his bat going. Daniel Castro was called up to take his place on the roster.
McMahon is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
With Gerardo Parra returning from his suspension, Ian Desmond will move back to first base. As such, McMahon will spend another evening on the bench. The 23-year-old wasn't able to do much with his semi-regular playing time while Parra and Nolan Arenado were serving their suspensions, as he mustered just a .235 batting average with 13 strikeouts since April 11 (two days before the suspensions were handed out).
McMahon went 2-for-2 with two walks in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Padres.
While the rookie has been having trouble stringing together hits, McMahon has still been getting on base steadily, drawing six walks in his last seven games. His .170/.304/.191 slash line on the season still has a lot of room for improvement, and his window for regular playing time will close once Carlos Gonzalez (hamstring) and Gerardo Parra (suspension) are back in action.
McMahon will start at third base and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Pirates, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Nolan Arenado's five-game suspension will conclude after Wednesday's game, so McMahon will likely head back to a regular bench role when the Rockies return to Colorado for their series opener with the Cubs on Friday. Though he's been included in the lineup in five of the Rockies' past seven games, McMahon has recorded just three hits while striking out in half of his 18 at-bats during that span.
McMahon is out of Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
The Rockies have started the season against back-to-back lefties, so McMahon has yet to start a game this season. Ian Desmond will once again slot in at first base and hit sixth against lefty Robbie Ray. McMahon appeared as a pinch hitter Thursday and went 0-for-1 with a strikeout. Look for him to be in the lineup Saturday against righty Zack Greinke.
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