Hynick, who was rated as high as 17th in the organization by RockiesInsider.com, won ten games for Colorado Springs this season, and posted a 3.283 earned run average in 26 starts. In total, Hynick threw two complete game shutouts, struck out 97 batters, and walked 48. He is coming off three consecutive tough outings, though he may get called up to Chicago when the rosters expand.
Contreras, a veteran of several pennant races with the Yankees and the White Sox, gives the Rockies an experienced starter heading into the final stretch. The Rockies and Giants are tied for the National League Wild Card. In 12 appearances in the post-season, including four starts, Contreras has a 3.77 earned run average, while winning three games.
Contreras could make his Rockies debut on Saturday, as the Rockies need a fill-in for Aaron Cook, who is on the shelf with a sore shoulder.
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