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Colorado Rockies make single roster transaction

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Matt Koch (#54) from Triple-A Albuquerque and have placed right-handed pitcher Jake Bird on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to May 18, with right elbow inflammation. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Julio Carreras has been designated for assignment.

RHP MATT KOCH

  • Had his contract selected from Triple-A Albuquerque today, first time on the active roster in 2024.
  • Made 18 appearances for Triple-A Albuquerque this year, going 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA (21.1 IP, 6 ER) and 15 strikeouts … 14 of those 18 outings were scoreless.
  • During the 2023 season, he made a career-high 39 appearances (one start) in his first season with Colorado … began his stint with Colorado with 10-straight scoreless appearances, June 27-July 21, tied with Rafael Betancourt (2009) for the fifth-longest scoreless streak to begin a Rockies career.
  • Was scoreless in 29 of 39 relief appearances, going 3-2 with a 5.12 ERA (38.2 IP, 22 ER) … 38.2 innings were the second-most of his career behind 2018 (86.2 IP) … nine of his 22 earned runs out of the bullpen came over his final five outings of the year (5.1 IP), raising his season ERA from 3.51 to 5.12.
  • Holds a career Major League record of 9-8 with a 5.03 ERA (168.1 IP, 94 ER) in 79 outings (17 starts) with Arizona (2016-19), Seattle (2022) and Colorado (2023).
  • Signed to a Minor League contract on Dec. 18, 2023.
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