The Rockies added to their bullpen late in the season, claiming right-hander Dinelson Lamet off waivers.
Lamet, 30, was part of the package Milwaukee acquired in Monday’s trade that brought All-Star closer Josh Hader to San Diego. . The Brewers designated Lamet for assignment on Wednesday. On Friday, the Rockies claimed Lamet and designated right-hander Ashton Goudeau to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Lamet went 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 12 starts and finished fourth in National League Cy Young Award voting. But since then, he’s struggled while battling elbow injuries, and he’s gone from being a starter to a reliever.
Lamet was 0-1 with a 9.49 ERA in 13 relief appearances for the Padres this season before being traded to the Brewers.
“Dinelson has a good arm and was included in the trade to balance out the deal,” Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns told reporters Wednesday. “As the later transactions took place, the list match became a little tighter. We hope we can keep it in our system.”
Kuhl is going to IL. The Rockies recalled right-hander Ryan Feltner from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday and placed right-hander Chad Kuhl on the 15-day disabled list until Aug. 4 with a right hip flexor strain.