Rockies infielder Connor Kaiser went unclaimed on outright waivers following this weekend’s DFA, tweets Thomas Harding of MLB.com. He’s been assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque and can stay with the group whereas not occupying a spot on the 40-man roster.
Kaiser, 26, was added to the roster for his massive league debut a couple of days in the past when Ezequiel Tovar was positioned on the paternity record. He appeared in three video games throughout Tovar’s absence however went hitless in 4 journeys to the plate throughout that span. Colorado designated Kaiser for task when Tovar returned from paternity and when a 40-man roster spot was wanted to pick the contract of veteran reliever Fernando Abad.
A 3rd-round choose by the Pirates again in 2018, Kaiser has since bounced to the Padres and Rockies organizations in minor league free company. He joined the Rox over the winter and turned in a stable .263/.357/.485 batting line with eight homers, 13 doubles, three triples and 7 steals in 224 plate appearances on the Triple-A degree whereas seeing time at shortstop and third base.
The Rox now have Tovar again within the fold and Ryan McMahon slotted in on the sizzling nook. Elehuris Montero can also be an possibility at third or first, whereas Alan Trejo and Harold Castro can play across the diamond. Coco Montes provides the Rox one other infield possibility on the 40-man roster down in Triple-A. Kaiser will stay readily available as a depth possibility, maybe getting one other name and one other probability at logging his first massive league hit if the Rockies incur an damage amongst that group of infield choices.