The Rockies have given up on Valerio de los Santos, who probably didn't belong anywhere near a major league roster anyway. It was a surprising return for de los Santos, who last pitched for Florida in 2005, but he walked the ballpark in each of his two starts with the Rockies and is now unlikely to ever make it back to The Show. He's been milking this left-handed thing for 10 years now, which is making me feel very old.
Young Steven Register took de los Santos's place on the 25-man roster and made his major league debut on Monday night, striking out Lastings Milledge to end the sixth inning. Register won't be in Colorado for long, as he is the most likely candidate to be farmed back out when Jeff Francis returns later this week, but for now Register fans can be forgiven if they are just enjoying the ride. The New York Mets will live to regret returning Register to the Rockies, you can bet on that.
In other news, a Queens Village man was taken to an area hospital tonight, as his unbridled enthusiasm toward Register's promotion prompted him to ride his new bike up and down Jamaica Avenue clad only in blue and purple underwear with "Register #1" printed across the back.
Let's take a look at the active roster now:
Jorge de la Rosa
Glendon Rusch (just 36 wins to go!)
Steven Register (aka Supa Best #1 Awesomest Reliever Ever Who Pwn3d Every1)
Willy Taveras (Lives!)