Tauchman went 4-for-16 with two runs scored and an RBI in the month of September.
Tauchman saw little playing time due to the Rockies' position in the standings, but there's still reason to see some hope for him. He produced 16 home runs and a .941 OPS in 420 at-bats at Triple-A this season. Carlos Gonzalez's potential departure in free agency could open up a spot for him in the big leagues, but the presence of Ian Desmond, Gerardo Parra and Raimel Tapia as other options for the corner outfield positions cloud his outlook for 2018. Spring training will hopefully clear things up on this front.
Tauchman was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.
The Rockies will swap out Tauchman with another outfielder in Raimel Tapia, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. During his second stint with the big club of the season, Tauchman appeared in three games, going 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts.
Tauchman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.
Tauchman, a 10th-round pick in 2013, has put together an excellent season at Albuquerque, slashing .332/.389/.566 with 16 homers and 16 stolen bases. It's important to keep in mind, however, that the hitting environments in the Pacific Coast League are extremely favorable, and without an injury to a starting outfielder, his opportunities will likely be sporadic. Tauchman is on the bench for Friday's game.
Tauchman was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports Rocky Mountain reports.
Tauchman had been playing relatively little, and with Gerardo Parra returning from the disabled list, there was simply no room in the big leagues for more outfield depth. Tauchman will likely spend more time developing at Triple-A until another injury crops up in the big leagues.
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