July 14, 2024

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Rockies calling up right-hander Riley Pint, club’s first-round pick in 2016

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Riley Pint’s long journey to the majors is finally reaching its destination.

The Rockies are calling up the right-hander ahead of Sunday’s series finale against Philadelphia, according to major-league sources. Pint, the team’s first-round pick at No. 4 overall in 2016, has a 5.49 ERA over seven seasons in the minors.

Pint, drafted out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kansas, was regarded as one of the top prep pitchers in the 2016 draft. But he never lived up to expectations as a starter in the Rockies’ system, struggling immensely with command, and didn’t play above the Class-A levels before retiring following the 2019 season.

He came back out of retirement in 2021 and the Rockies converted him to a reliever. He’s risen through the upper minors over the…

Kyle Newman

2023-05-14 08:59:10

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