With opening day three weeks away, the Rockies’ backup catcher position remains up in the air.
Colorado’s three options at the position behind starter Tony Wolters are 25-year-old rookie Dom Nunez, 29-year-old veteran Elias Diaz and 36-year-old journeyman Drew Butera.
“All three guys are in the mix, and all three, we feel, are major league quality,” manager Bud Black said. “It’s good to see them all playing well. That’s what your want, even as all three of these guys are coming from a different avenue to try to make this team.”
Nunez, a converted infielder who was Colorado’s sixth-round pick in 2013, debuted last August and is on the team’s 40-man roster (but with minor league options remaining).