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Colorado Rockies place Robert Stephenson (back) on IL

Apr 25, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Robert Stephenson (29) delivers a pitch in the eighth inning at against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies recalled left-hander Ben Bowden from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday and placed right-hander Robert Stephenson on the 10-day injured list with upper back tightness.

Bowden, 26, made his major league debut earlier this season and is 1-2 with a 7.94 ERA in 21 appearances out of the Colorado bullpen.

A second-round pick by the Rockies in the 2016 draft, Bowden has struck out 18 batters, walked 12 and allowed three home runs in 17 innings this season.

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Stephenson, 28, last pitched on June 18 in a 6-5, 10-inning win against the Milwaukee Brewers. He is 0-1 with a 4.56 ERA in 27 relief appearances. He has fanned 27 and walked 13 in 23 2/3 innings, giving up four homers.

Stephenson’s career totals include a 10-14 record with one save and a 5.09 ERA in 131 games (22 starts) with the Cincinnati Reds (2016-20) and Rockies.

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–Field Level Media