BALTIMORE (AP) The Colorado Rockies reinstated left-hander Chris Rusin from the 15-day disabled list prior to the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Rusin will take the spot of righty reliever Jason Motte, who was put on the 15-day DL with a right rotator cuff strain. Rusin was 2-4 with a 4.12 ERA in 12 games before being sidelined by a strained left shoulder.
Rusin made three rehab appearances for Triple-A Albuquerque, going 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he will be used out of the bullpen for now.
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''Initially, we look at him as a guy who can give us length if we have to go to the bullpen early,'' Weiss said. ''But I don't rule out using him as late as the fifth or sixth inning right now.''
Motte, 34, is 0-1 with a 5.66 ERA in 26 appearances this season. He began the regular season on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain before being reinstated May 25. The latest injury is not related to the earlier setback, Weiss said.