ALBUQUERQUE – Before the July 31st trade deadline, the Colorado Rockies made three additions to their roster that could help push them into the playoffs during the final two months of the season: outfielder and occasional first baseman Matt Holliday, and relief pitchers Seunghwan Oh and Santiago Casilla.
Other additions set to aid the Colorado roster are second baseman D.J. LeMahieu, starting pitcher Chad Bettis, as well as left-handed relievers Mike Dunn and Chris Rusin, all of whom are currently on the disabled list.
One oft-forgotten player on the 40-man roster also capable of delivering support to the Rockies in the days and weeks ahead is a young pitcher that the fans rallied behind for the past two seasons.
Between 2016-17, the sounds of The Troggs’ rock and roll standard “Wild Thing” would emit from the PA systems at Coors Field to hearken one particular reliever from the bullpen as he emerged to take his place on the mound.
Carlos Estevez, 25, has been missing from the 2018 Colorado Rockies after appearing in 98 games as a valued member of the bullpen for the past two campaigns.
Out of action since March when he went on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, he was moved to the 60-Day DL in order to allow for sufficient recovery time from an injury that is at the core of all active movements.
Though it’s been four months of rehabilitation, Estevez is still on the road to recovery. He took some time to discuss his process with the injury and his current state of health.
“Honestly, I’m just getting back to my normal form,” Estevez told BSN Denver. “It feels really good.”