8/2/2014 8:12 P.M. ET
LeMahieu back playing in his home state
By Matt Slovin / MLB.com
DETROIT -- Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu remains a well-known baseball name in the state of Michigan.
Twice while playing for Birmingham Brother Rice High School, LeMahieu was named the Louisville Slugger Player of the Year for Michigan.
He has several supporters in attendance for the series against the Tigers, including his high school coach, Bob Riker.
It's not LeMahieu's first time at Comerica Park as a player. In 2012, when the Rockies visited, LeMahieu was on the club but his spot was tenuous. As the 26-year-old infielder remembers, he wasn't even sure he'd be on the trip to Detroit until right before, and he didn't play that series. He has also attended games as a fan at Comerica Park while living in nearby Bloomfield Hills for five years.
"I'm getting a lot of opportunity this year," LeMahieu said Saturday. "It's cool to really be a part of it this time."
LeMahieu said teammates occasionally ask him for restaurant recommendations. He went to Toast for breakfast Saturday in the suburb where he attended high school.
Rockies promote Pridie from Triple-A
DETROIT -- Outfielder Jason Pridie's debut with the Rockies likely isn't too far off as the club purchased his contract from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday.
In the corresponding roster move, lefty reliever Pedro Hernandez was designated for assignment.
Pridie has played in just 13 Major League games since 2011, including four for the Orioles last season. He played in 101 games for the Mets in 2011.
"This is the goal, to be in the big leagues," Pridie said after greeting his teammates Saturday upon his arrival in the Comerica Park visitors' clubhouse. "Any time, personally, when I get here, it's a sweet thing. It's exciting."
According to manager Walt Weiss, the 30-year-old Pridie lends the team a lefty bat with some pop, as well as some versatility: Pridie can play any outfield position.
Pridie was hitting .275 for Colorado Springs this season, with 22 stolen bases and 10 homers.
"Jason's having a strong year down there. He's been around the block," Weiss said. "He's been grinding away down there. He deserved a callup."
CarGo out of lineup, but might avoid disabled list
DETROIT -- Carlos Gonzalez was out of the Rockies' lineup Saturday night after reinjuring his right ankle on a spectacular sliding catch in foul territory on Friday.
According to manager Walt Weiss, Gonzalez's condition is "better than we thought he would be."
A decision on whether Gonzalez will need a disabled-list stint will come in the next day or two, Weiss said. But, he added, "He's made enough improvement to give us hope that we won't have to DL him."
Gonzalez said, "I don't think it's necessary," when asked if he'll require a trip to the disabled list.
The two-time All-Star couldn't hide his frustration when talking about the injuries that have plagued his year. He had surgery to remove a cell tumor on his hand and has also battled tendinitis. Last weekend, he missed two starts because of an ankle sprain.
"I can't catch a break," he said. "It's been tough, just one thing after another. … If I survive this year, I can go to war. I don't think it can get any worse than this."
Gonzalez has missed 44 of the club's 110 games this season.
Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.