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07/18/2008 7:10 PM ET
RHP Juan Morillo recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs
LHP Mark Redman designated for assignment
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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced this afternoon that the club has recalled RHP Juan Morillo from Triple-A Colorado Springs. To make room for him on the roster, left-handed pitcher Mark Redman has been designated for assignment. Morillo (#52) will be in uniform for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Morillo, 24, posted a 4.58 ERA (39.1 ip, 20 er) with no decisions in 36 relief appearances for the Triple-A Sky Sox this season. He recorded 34 walks and 41 strikeouts while allowing only one home run. The right-hander has allowed only 3 runs (earned) and 11 hits in his last 17.2 innings pitched since June 1. He logged a 0.84 ERA (10.2 ip, 1 er) in June. This will mark Morillo's third major league stint since 2006. He pitched a career-high four games for the Rockies in 2007, logging scoreless appearances in three of four outings (9.82 ERA). He also made one appearance as a starter for the Rockies in 2006, allowing seven runs in 4.0 innings during his major league debut.

Redman, 34, was 2-5 with a 7.54 ERA (45.1 ip, 38 er) in 10 games/9 starts for the Rockies this season. The Rockies went 3-6 in his nine starts. Redman was on the Rockies' Opening Day roster and went 2-3 with a 7.84 ERA (31.0 ip, 27 er) in seven games/six starts with the club from April 4 through May 6. He was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on May 11. He made nine starts for the Sky Sox, going 5-2 with a 4.64 ERA (52.1 ip, 27 er).

The veteran left-hander has earned four wins for the Rockies since his first appearance with the club on Sept. 7, 2007. Redman owns a 68-85 record with a 4.85 ERA (1238.2 ip, 668 er) in 219 games/203 starts in all or parts of 10 major league seasons with Colorado (2007-08), Atlanta (2007), Kansas City (2006), Pittsburgh (2005), Oakland (2004), Florida (2003), Detroit (2001-02) and Minnesota (1999-2001). He established career bests in wins (14), ERA (3.59) and strikeouts (151) for the 2003 World Series Champion Florida Marlins.

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