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Rockies optimistic after Gray is roughed up, leaves game with foot injury

Friday was a tough day for Rockies No. 1 starter Jon Gray. The hard-throwing right-hander was roughed up to the tune of five earned runs in just 2.2 innings pitched against the San Francisco Giants at Salt River Fields. Gray allowed seven consecutive hits in the third inning before leaving the game with a sore left foot. Still, despite the performance and the injury, manager Bud...
Via Mile High Sports
2 hours ago

Arenado basking in glow of WBC '17 victory

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was reveling in the closeness of Team USA's World Baseball Classic-champion squad. But Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, also back with his club, sent a reminder that they're National League West rivals.
Via mlb.com
10 hours ago

Rockies season preview falls apart in the Cactus League in loss to Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Early Friday morning, Rockies manager Bud Black penciled in a Rockies lineup that set up as a preview of opening day. Jon Gray pitching and hitting ninth. Nolan Arenado batting cleanup. Mark Reynolds at first. Gerardo Parra in left. Then spring happened. Colorado’s Cactus Leaugue game against division rival San Francisco fell apart before it started. Black...
Via The Denver Post
10 hours ago

Nolan Arenado returns to find his Rockies swing after WBC championship; Bud Black opens up Rox roster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nolan Arenado‘s run-scoring double Friday in a Cactus League game against San Francisco hardly rates a blip on a sky-high batting line over the past two seasons. But in a Rockies purple jersey, it was a relief. Arenado returned to Salt River Fields from the World Baseball Classic after playing third base for Team USA in their run to a championship victory...
Via The Denver Post
11 hours ago

Jon Gray leaves Rockies Cactus League game with sore foot

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jon Gray, angling toward an opening day start for the Rockies at Milwaukee, exited the third inning Friday in a Cactus League warmup against the Giants with an apparent injury. The 25-year-old right handed breezed through two innings with no hits, throwing just eight pitches in the first and 13 in the second. But San Francisco bounced him around in the third...
Via The Denver Post
14 hours ago

Marquez, Freeland, Musgrave, Senzatela in hunt

German Marquez, Kyle Freeland, Harrison Musgrave and Antonio Senzatela battle for the last two Rockies' rotation openings.
Via mlb.com
15 hours ago

Adam Ottavino “excited” by Colorado Rockies offseason additions

  The Colorado Rockies 2016 bullpen was the subject of much frustration for fans which lead to an offseason of heavy debate about how to fix a unit that blew 28 saves and sunk a team that was above .500 when Trevor Story got hurt. For anyone who watched the club, it was obvious what turned a very promising season into another disappointing one; an inability to finish games. And...
Via BSN Denver
17 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Position Player Power Rankings: Arenado falls from the top spot

  Greetings! Welcome to the BSN Denver Power Rankings. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, we will be providing you with Power Rankings for the Colorado Rockies roster at three positions; Starting Pitcher, Bullpen, and Position Player. The rankings will be released at noon (MST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday respectively. Each week, we will update the rankings based heavily...
Via BSN Denver
19 hours ago

WATCH: Bud Black pleased with Senzatela’s outing, despite loss

The Rockies threw everyone a bit of a curveball Thursday when they optioned right-hander Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque, ending his run at the club’s 2017 major league camp. Having lost Chad Bettis from the rotation when his cancer returned, Hoffman was widely expected to grab the No. 5, or even the No. 4 spot in the Rockies’ rotation. Now, it appears that job will be going...
Via Mile High Sports
19 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on March 24

After roster moves, the Rockies are one day closer to Opening Day as reserves highlighted Thursday’s action struggling in all facets of the game. Here are three things you should know for March 24th. Jeff Hoffman Sent to Triple-A After failing to establish himself in Catus League play, Jeff Hoffman was sent down to Triple-A Albuquerque on […] Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: 49 Juan Pierre

We continue our look at the top 100 Colorado Rockies of all time in this article. Here, we look at No. 49 on our list, Juan Pierre. Juan Pierre is a Colorado Rockies original. You may remember him for his incredible speed or that he always looked like he was swimming in his uniform. But the next […] The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: 49 Juan Pierre - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

Arenado, McGee rejoin Rockies from WBC '17

Third baseman Nolan Arenado finished what had been a difficult World Baseball Classic with two singles in Team USA's 8-0 championship game win over Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The good news for Rockies lefty reliever Jake McGee, also a member of Team USA, was his tournament went well. Bad news was he threw one inning, with one hit and one walk, through the whole tournament.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies option starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A

The highly touted righty will begin the 2017 season in the minors. The Colorado Rockies announced on Thursday that starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. The news presumably means Hoffman is out of the running for the Rockies’ rotation, leaving Kyle Freeland, German Marquez, and Antonio Senzatela battling for the final two spots. The 24-year-old...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Rockies option Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A, could open door for Kyle Freeland

Coming into Spring Training, pitcher Jeff Hoffman may have been the frontrunner to lock down the final spot in the Colorado Rockies’ rotation; in what was anticipated to be one of the most contentious battles to make the Opening Day roster. On Thursday, it became clear that he didn’t do enough to win said battle. Hoffman had somewhat of a rough spring. The 24-year-old posted...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Jeff Hoffman optioned to Triple-A

  Today, the Colorado Rockies announced that rookie right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman has been optioned to Triple-A, ending his bid to make the Opening Day roster in the starting rotation or the bullpen. This move leaves Kyle Freeland, Antonio Senzatela, and German Marquez as the three players still battling for the final two rotation spots, with the possibility one of them still...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Rockies’ Jon Gray and Trevor Story among most valuable players going into 2017

Colorado Rockies news and notes for Thursday, March 23 2017 MLB Trade Value player rankings, Part 2: Nos. 50–31 | SI.com Jonah Keri is in the process of ranking the best players in baseball based on their trade value, “essentially trying to answer the question, ‘If every team made every player available via trade, which guys would fetch the greatest return?’” There...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

Rockies hold ping-pong tourney in front of packed clubhouse

Spring training undoubtedly serves its purpose with its myriad benefits and routines. It helps players, management, coaching staff, trainers and the like prepare themselves -- both mentally and physically -- for the impending slog through the marathon-like regular season.But even spring training can get a bit long, tenuous and repetitive. So many teams try to figure out ways to break...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB teams tweet support as Chad Bettis undergoes chemotherapy

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis on Monday received heartfelt expressions of support from several MLB teams and social media at large as he continues to wage a battle against cancer.Bettis, originally diagnosed with testicular cancer late last year, was declared cancer-free in January following surgery on Nov. 29. Subsequent tests in early March, however, unfortunately indicated...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Desmond stays upbeat after hand surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ian Desmond, with his right hand, is able to drive slowly around the Colorado Rockies spring training complex in a golf cart and watch teammates practice. That's what he did Friday afternoon before the Rockies left camp to play the San Francisco Giants. The left hand, however, is wrapped like a club. Desmond, who was set to be the Rockies' opening day first...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers fall 5-4 to Colorado in spring training

ROCKIES 5, BREWERS 4 Kyle Freeland struck out five and gave up five hits in five scoreless innings for the Rockies, and Greg Holland won with a hitless ninth. Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson allowed one run, four hits and four walks in four innings. Loser Jacob Barnes wasted a lead, giving up two runs on two hits without an out.
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' injury woes mount with Tom Murphy's broken forearm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy will miss four to six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right forearm. Manager Bud Black said Murphy broke his arm Saturday in a game against the Cubs when he was hit by Anthony Rizzo's bat while throwing to second base on a steal attempt. The ball sailed into center field and Rizzo was called for interference. Murphy...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies Had an Awful Week

A team can’t make their season in March, but they can lose their season before it begins. Last week was an awful week for the Rockies. At the moment, the Rockies and the baseball world aren’t concerned about when Chad Bettis will pitch again. They just want him to be healthy, after the 27-year-old starting pitcher learned last week that his testicular cancer had unexpectedly...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond suffers left hand fracture after getting hit by pitch in spring training

The 2017 MLB season hasn’t even begun yet, and already Lady Luck is trolling the Colorado Rockies once again.The Rockies announced that infielder Ian Desmond suffered a fractured left hand after getting hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Cincinnati Reds. The 31-year-old Desmond, who batted .285/.335/.446 with 22 home runs, 86 RBIs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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