Daza Recalled, Cuevas Placed on Injured List Day after Being Called Up

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SAN DIEGO -- Yonathan Daza barely had time to unpack his suitcase in Albuquerque. Optioned to the Triple-A Isotopes on Monday, Daza was recalled by the Rockies Tuesday, taking the place of fellow outfielder Noel Cuevas, who was placed on the 10-day injured list.

Cuevas was called up Monday in place of Daza, and started in the Rockies 5-2 victory against the Padres, but strained his left quad in the fourth inning.

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled Daza from Triple-A Albuquerque and have placed outfielder Cuevas on the 10-day injured list with a strained left quad.

Daza initially was called up on April 9, and made his major-league debut that night but after appearing in three games and going 0-for-11 with a walk and four strikeouts was sent back to Albuquerque for what turned out to be a day.

Cuevas has been called up Monday after hitting .378 with 13 runs scored, three doubles, one triple, four home runs and 14 RBI in 11 games with the Isotopes, including hitting for the cycle last Wednesday when he went 5-for-5 with two home runs.

Cuevas became the eighth Rockies player on the injured list, the first not projected to be on the Opening Day roster.