Rockies Call Up Hampson; Blackmon Activation from Injured List On Hold

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Put the return of Charlie Blackmon to the Rockies active roster on hold.

Blackmon, on the injured list with a right calf strain, is eligible to be activated as of Monday, but manager Bud Black said an earlier indication by Blackmon that he would be ready when the Rockies open a three-game series against the Cubs on Tuesday has been revised. The Rockies are off Monday.

In addition to saying Blackmon's situation remains on hold, Black said, "I would suspect he will do some sort of game activity (before being activated). That is said from my point of view. Charlie wants to play today. Everyone wants a hard date (on Blackimon's return), but leg's go day-to-day with Charlie."

Underscoring the Rockies expectation Blackmon won't be back in the next day or two, the Rockies optioned right-handed pitcher Jesus Tinoco back to Triple-A Albuqeruque on Sunday, and recalled infielder/outfielder Garrett Hampson, who started in center field on Sunday.

Ian Desmond, the regular center fielder, and shortstop Trevor Story were both out of the lineup for the final game of the three-game series with Toronto. Brendan Rodgers started at shortstop in place of Story.

Black did say he is looking at closer Wade Davis to throw in a simulated game this week with the possiblity of returning to the active roster during the upcoming six-game road trip that includes three-game sets with the Cubs and Mets. Davis was placed on the disabled list May 22, retroactive to May 19, with a left oblique strain.

"He threw in the bullpen today and felt good," said Black. "He's progressesing. Je os emcoiraged with where he is right now."

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