As a result, that could be one of the moves that could be made to call up Brendan Rodgers.
In addition to selecting Rodgers' contract from Albuquerque, the Rockies optioned right-hander DJ Johnson and infielder Pat Valaika to the Triple-A team and activated left-hander Jake McGee from the 10-day injured list after he recovered from a sprained left knee.
Despite somewhat unfortunate circumstances, Brendan Rodgers' debut in the Major Leagues appears to be on an expedited path. After Dansby Swanson and Alex Bregman were selected first and second, the Rockies took a chance on a high school shortstop out of Lake Mary High School in Florida by selecting Rodgers.
Rodgers began his minor league career back in 2015 and has advanced through the ranks ever since.
According to Harding, it's a move that's been mulled for some time now - and been called for recently by 1043TheFan.com's James Merilatt - but has been pushed up to this week after a scary outfield collision between Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and left fielder Raimel Tapia on Wednesday.
Story was removed from the game for precautionary reasons and after the game, described that he had suffered "just a knee bruise" and that "I wanted to be smart and try not to put it at any more risk".
He is hitting.356 with nine home runs and 21 RBIs this season in 35 games for Triple-A Albuquerque. Just last season, Rodgers hit 17 home runs and drove in 62 runs in Double-A Hartford as he finally found his stride. He is slotted at the No. 7 spot in Friday's lineup.