The Colorado Rockies have placed 25-year old righty starting pitcher Esmil Rogers on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained lat muscle. Rogers has pitched in 5 games (4 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 3-1 with a 7.66 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP. He has already walked 13 batters and he has given up 29 hits (4 homers) in his first 22 1/3 innings this year, as he has been very generous to opposing hitters. The Rockies have recalled 26-year old righty starter/reliever Clayton Mortensen to replace Rogers. Mortensen pitched in 2 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rockies and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.50 WHIP. He has given up only 2 hits in his first 8 innings for the Rockies.