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Rockies Recall LHP Brothers, Option RHP Torres

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Rex Brothers #49 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on April 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rex Brothers #49 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on April 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have recalled left-handed reliever Rex Brothers from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Brothers was available to pitch Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Brothers started the season on the Rockies’ opening-day roster. In 22 appearances, he went 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA, striking out 21 in 15 1-3 innings. He was sent down on May 20 and had a 1.69 ERA in four games at Triple-A.

A 2009 second-round pick by the Rockies, Brothers is 3-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 70 games with Colorado.

To make room for Brothers, the Rockies optioned right-hander Carlos Torres to Colorado Springs.

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