Updated: Monday Farm Report: LeMahieu Headed to Extended Spring
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu, out since May 13 with a sprained left thumb, will report to the Rockies extended spring training facility in Scottsdale on Tuesday. He will appear in extended spring games -- where he will be allowed to hit every inning if desired -- for two days. His situation will be re-evaluated after that.
By sending LeMahieu to extended spring the Rockies will avoid putting him on a 20-day rehab assignment until they are confident he is healthy.
The Rockies will assess his situation after the two days in extended spring. If all goes well the Rockies could then put him on a rehab assignment or could activate him. If he encounters any problems he can continue his rehab.
In Sunday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (27-24) won 11-2 at Sacramento. All eight position players had at least one hit, including Mike Tauchman, who had four. Pat Valaika, Raimel Tapia and Tom Murphy hit home runs. Murphy leads the team with 13. Jeff Hoffman (3-3, 4.06) turned in his fourth solid effort in a row, allowing one run on six hits, striking out seven and not walking a bater in 5 2/3 innings. Hoffman is 2-0 with a 2.46 ERA in his last four starts.
AA Hartford (26-24) lost 3-2 at New Hampshire. New Hampshire scored the winning run on a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the ninth to earn its 11th win in 13 games against the Rockies affiliate. Jesus Tinoco worked 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out two. Brian Mundell had two hits.
High A Lancaster (24-26) lost 10-7 against Stockton. Roberto Ramos hit a two-run home run, his 13th, and Jacob Bosiokovic had two hits and three RBI. Rico Garcia (5-5, 4.07) started.
Low A Asheville (19-29) was swept in a doubleheader by Lexington, losing 5-4 in Game 1, and 5-3 in Game 2. Brett Boswell went 6-for-9 on the day, raising his average to .323. Antonio Santos (1-6) allowed five runs on seven hits, striking out six in six innings of Game 1. Justin Valdespina (0-1, 4.00) suffered the loss in Game 2, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks, striking out one in 3 2/3 innings.