Ryan Rolison, Noah Davis and Ezequiel Tovar added to Rockies 40-man roster.

Lefty Ryan Rolison, right-hander Noah Davis and shortstop Ezequiel Tovar were added to the Rockies’ 40-man roster on Friday, the club announced.

The three players are now protected from this offseason’s Rule 5 Draft. Colorado’s 40-man roster now stands at 39 players.

Rolison, 24, was roughed up at Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 5.91 ERA in 45 2/3 innings. He’s considered one of Colorado’s top pitching prospects.

Davis, 24, an 11th-round pick by Cincinnati in 2018, was acquired by the Rockies in a deadline trade for reliever Mychal Givens. Davis put up a 3.60 ERA with a 25.2% strikeout rate in 106 innings in High-A ball.

Tovar, 20, who’s drawn rave reviews for his fielding, is seen as Colorado’s shortstop of the future. He split the 2021 season between the Rockies’ two Class-A teams, posting a .287/.322/.475 batting line.

The Rockies chose not to protect outfielder Jameson Hannah, catcher Willie MacIver and infielder Eddy Diaz. Because they weren’t protected, the three players could be subject to being selected in the Rule 5 Draft. If they are not selected, they will likely be in the Rockies system in 2022.

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