Rockies Rumors & News

  • Happ strong again as Pirates beat Rockies

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Of general manager Neal Huntington’s numerous trade-deadline deals a month ago, the lone head-scratcher was bringing aboard veteran left-hander J.A. Happ and his 4.64 ERA in an 11th-hour trade to fill in for injured All-Star A.J. Burnett. The move seemed far too little, and much too..." August 30

  • Morneau begins rehab action in Minors "Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is making one last attempt to make sure 2015 isn't a lost season. Unable to play in the Majors since May because of concussion symptoms and a cervical neck strain, Morneau underwent months of rehab, and on Friday, he finally began an injury rehab assignment..." August 29

  • Polanco's bat, arm lead Pirates to 5-3 victory over Rockies

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen whizzed around the Pirates clubhouse on a self-balancing scooter — think a Segway without handlebars — late Friday night after a 5-3 Pirates win over Colorado and belted out the chorus to Bill Withers’ 1972 classic “Lean on Me.” The Pirates have leaned on somebody different..." August 29

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Justin Morneau will begin a #Rockies rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain tonight. Expected he'll play in Rock Cats final three games.

  • Rockies rally with four-run seventh to defeat the Braves in Atlanta

    Denver Post "Jose Reyes waited until the ideal time to do something meaningful with a bat. Reyes, a career .300 hitter against the Atlanta Braves who was hitless in the first two games of the series, sparked a four-run rally in the seventh inning with a two-run triple Wednesday night at Turner Field. It..." August 27

  • Chad Bettis solid in return from DL as Rockies win at Atlanta

    Denver Post "Walt Weiss paid attention to the two rehab starts that Chad Bettis had made. The Rockies' manager had a feeling something good would happen when the right-hander finally got a chance to return to the starting rotation. Weiss was correct. Bettis made a SUCCESSFUL return to the lineup — on the..." August 26

  • Rockies have lost 12 of their last 14 games with loss to Braves

    Denver Post "A CLEANUP hitter with a .208 batting average doesn't strike fear into pitchers. Unless the hitter is Jonny Gomes and the pitcher is Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa's struggles continued against Atlanta's veteran left fielder Monday night at Turner Field. Gomes went 2-for-4, including a home run..." August 25

  • Logan Verrett does Matt Harvey imitation, powers Mets to 5-1 victory to complete sweep of Rockies

    New York Daily News "While the rest of the baseball world seemed to shake their head at the decision, Logan Verrett and Matt Harvey shared a laugh. Former teammates in the Cape Cod League, they were not exactly sure why everyone thought that by skipping Harvey and starting Verrett the Mets were conceding a game in the..." August 24

  • Mets offense enjoys a second night of fun at Coors Field to beat Rockies

    New York Post "Just call them the Mile High club. Whether it’s the altitude, the Rockies’ awful pitching or a combination of both, the Mets are loving Coors Field this weekend and might want to stay awhile. On Saturday, they put an early hurting on Rockies pitcher Chris Rusin and rolled to their second..." August 23

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies manager Walt Weiss says vet RHP Rafael Betancourt has been designated for assignment. Weiss says maybe he could be picked up...

  • Jose Reyes says he wants to win, would welcome trade from Rockies

    Denver Post "Jose Reyes went from a team battling for first place to one that's entrenched in the cellar, and the shortstop is already thinking about his next landing spot. The All-Star shortstop, who was acquired by the Colorado Rockies in the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, said..." August 23

  • Yoenis Cespedes goes wild in record hitting clinic to lift Mets over Rockies

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes brought a whooping stick to the ballpark Friday night and made Coors Field resemble, well, Coors Field. But the Mets needed it. On a night when every fly ball seemed like a threat to leave the yard, Cespedes slugged three homers and drove in seven runs in a 5-for-6 performance..." August 22

  • Yohan Flande delivers great start as the Rockies defeat the Nationals

    Denver Post "This was the kind of game the Rockies have grown much too accustomed to losing. But not Thursday night at Coors Field, where they beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep. The Rockies got a stellar start from Yohan Flande, a sparkling big-league debut by catcher Dustin..." August 21

  • Drew Stubbs released by the Rockies

    Hardball Talk "Colorado has released Drew Stubbs after designating the 30-year-old outfielder for assignment last week, meaning the Rockies are on the hook for his entire $5.8 million salary. Stubbs had a nice 2014 campaign, showing his usual power-speed combo while finally hitting for a decent batting..." August 21

  • Nationals 4-1 over Rockies on Werth triple in 8th

    Federal Baseball "5. Strasburg in Coors Field: In his first start back following more than a month on the Disable List with a left oblique strain, Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 batters in seven innings against the Colorado Rockies in which he gave up three hits and one run, on a home run by Nolan Arenado, in what..." August 20

  • Nats find cure for what ails them: Colorado’s thin air, Rockies pitching

    Washington Post "No epic swing revived the Washington Nationals this time. No unfathomable comeback reminded them of their mettle. No near-perfect pitching performance stopped their swoon. The Nationals made errors, left runners on base, allowed homers and squandered leads Tuesday night. They scrapped, they hit,..." August 19

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies manager Walt Weiss says RHP John Axford "looks like himself" and is returning to the closer role.

  • Rockies' Chris Rusin tosses shutout against San Diego Padres

    Denver Post "Chris Rusin didn't need a 98 mph heater or a diabolical curveball to tame the San Diego Padres, or the savage beast that is Coors Field. Rather, the Rockies left-hander used a surgical 90 to 92 mph fastball, a confounding changeup and a versatile new delivery to pitch a five-hit, complete-game..." August 17

  • Padres hurt themselves, then Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres stumbled late Saturday at Coors Field, hurting themselves between the white lines and then inflicting more damage in the visiting dugout. Not long afterward, they took advantage of the Rockies' own meltdown. In a sloppy, 7-5 win, San Diego made things interesting by scoring three..." August 16

  • When do you trade a former top prospect?

    SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16

  • Jon Gray remains on strict pitch count, Rockies Walt Weiss says

    Denver Post "This is my opinion: I thought the Rockies should have allowed Jon Gray to go out for the seventh inning when he pitched against the Mets at Citi Field last week. As part of his development, I thought Gray would have benefited from pitching another inning, in a tight game, on a big stage, vs. a..." August 15

  • Through victory, Matt Kemp makes Padres history

    Gaslamp Ball "It happened. It finally happened. Through all of the ups and downs of the 2015 season so far, and with myself writing recaps for most of those downs, we get to witness one of the biggest ups in San Diego baseball history. God, I love baseball. I love the Padres. Tonight is all we're going to be..." August 15

  • Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15

  • Thumping Mets lineup takes no mercy in 4-game sweep

    New York Post "The Mets have figured out a way to keep the Nationals in their rearview mirror: Don’t lose. After winning their fourth straight over the Rockies with a 12-3 romp at Citi Field, the first-place Mets shifted their focus to the Pirates, who come in Friday leading the NL wild-card standings. But..." August 14

  • Jose Reyes clears waivers; could Yankees be a fit?

    CBS Sports "Jose Reyes has cleared waivers, according to sources, is now eligible to be traded anywhere. And while the Rockies don't seem anxious to trade him, they do have decent young shortstop depth, have fielded a couple calls from interested parties and haven't ruled anything out. At least a couple..." August 14

  • Mets, Jacob deGrom stop Rockies, continue Citi dominance

    New York Post "Two of the Mets’ graybeards, Jose Uribe and Michael Cuddyer, just had delivered RBI hits to provide a 2-0 lead. Jacob deGrom, in one of his rare moments of mortality, immediately went out and got himself in trouble. Two Rockies on, nobody out. “The guys battled, put together good at-bats and..." August 13

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies designated OF Drew Stubbs for assignment and selected contract of OF Matt McBride from Triple-A @ABQTopes

  • Matt Harvey dominates as Mets blank Rockies

    New York Post "Matt Harvey showed again why it won’t be easy to limit his innings this year. While the Mets plan for a potential pennant race and maybe even a trip into the playoffs, Harvey pitched eight more scoreless innings in a 4-0 win over the Rockies at Citi Field Tuesday night. The right-hander..." August 12

  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12

  • Reyes made the mistake of trusting Marlins owner

    USA Today "The images dovetailed with how New York Mets fans imagined Citi Field would look like in 2015: Jose Reyes, sprinting from foul line to center field, warming up. Reyes, spraying batting practice fastballs into the gaps, spectators projecting Reyes racing from home to third with each line drive...." August 12

  • Mets exploit Rockies’ worrying, mount late rally for the win

    New York Post "This was one innings restriction Mets fans can roundly support. With Rockies phenom Jon Gray cruising through six innings in his second major league start, having allowed just a Travis d’Arnaud home run, Colorado manager Walt Weiss pulled the impressive right-hander, who was on a strict innings..." August 11

  • Carlos Gonzalez puts on a show against Nationals

    Denver Post "The Rockies are not melting quietly away under the late-summer sun. Carlos Gonzalez refuses to let them. The Rockies' right fielder flashed his multiple talents Sunday in a 6-4 victory over Washington at Nationals Park, hitting two home runs and making a Roberto Clemente-like throw to save a..." August 10

  • Nats win as Strasburg dominates in return to the mound

    CSN Washington "The sight of Stephen Strasburg taking the mound this season has produced plenty of emotions, unfortunately far too many of them negative after four months of struggles, injuries and some downright bizarre outings. But by the end of this night, after Strasburg had thoroughly dominated the Rockies..." August 09

  • Rockies manager Walt Weiss officially names Tommy Kahnle the closer

    Hardball Talk "Tommy Kahnle will serve as the Rockies’ official closer following the demotion of John Axford, manager Walt Weiss confirmed on Saturday, as Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. The Rockies have not had much stability in the ninth inning throughout the season. LaTroy Hawkins started the..." August 09

  • Carlos Gonzalez hits grand slam as Rockies rally for win at Washington

    Denver Post "The swing was classic CarGo. Fast, yet effortless. Graceful, but oh-so powerful. During the eighth inning Friday night, in front of 33,622 stunned fans at Nationals Park, that gorgeous swing produced a two-out grand slam that lifted the Rockies to an improbable 5-4 victory over..." August 08

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    Update on #Rockies Chad Bettis: Will throw simulation game with AA on Tuesday, then make a start at AA. Then move on to AAA. Good progress

  • Michael McKenry's first walk-off HR gives Rockies extra-inning win over Mariners

    Denver Post "His knee-high, ring-stripe socks make Taijuan Walker look like he's walking on stilts. The 22-year-old Seattle Mariners pitcher, standing 6-foot-4, appeared like a colossus — especially when he stomped all over the Rockies. But as ground down as the Rockies seemed — with just five wins since..." August 06

  • Mariners hang on after a wild ninth inning to post an 8-7 victory over the Rockies

    Seattle Times "It can never be simple, stress-free or without drama. The idea of the Mariners picking up a nondescript, tension-free victory seems like an impossibility. Perhaps it’s not in the DNA of this team, or in the destiny of this disappointing season. If you factor in the combination of the..." August 05

  • Mariners hang on after a wild ninth inning to post an 8-7 victory over the Rockies

    Seattle Times "It can never be simple, stress-free or without drama. The idea of the Mariners picking up a nondescript, tension-free victory seems like an impossibility. Perhaps it’s not in the DNA of this team, or in the destiny of this disappointing season. If you factor in the combination of the..." August 04

  • Jon Gray scheduled to make major-league debut for Rockies against Mariners

    Denver Post "Eager anticipation will soon turn into reality for Rockies baseball fans. Right-handed starting pitcher Jon Gray, the top prospect in the Rockies organization, is scheduled to make his major-league debut on Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field. A major-league source..." August 03

  • Moss wins game for Cardinals against Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Brandon Moss had settled into his San Francisco hotel room late Wednesday night and room service had just arrived when his phone rang with news that was tough to swallow. Trapped in a season-long hole and running short of time to find a ladder, Moss came to believe being unproductive for..." August 03

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    Colorado Rockies @Rockies

    #ROCKIES TRANSACTIONS: Recalled: Parker & Oberg Activated: Bergman 15-Day DL: Dickerson & Kendrick DFA: Laffey

  • Jorge De La Rosa turns in solid start in Rockies' 6-2 victory over St. Louis

    Denver Post "Jorge De La Rosa is the closest thing the Rockies have to an ace. It's his job to stop the bleeding and give his team a legitimate chance to win every fifth day, even against the best teams. The veteran left-hander did his job well Saturday night as the Rockies beat the Cardinals 6-2 in front..." August 02

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    @harding_at_mlb expect OF-1B Kyke Parker in uniform tonight for #Rockies

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies Dickerson has very sore ribs, Underwent MRI. Waiting for results.

  • Wacha looks like his old self as Cards win against Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Without really having been absent, Michael Wacha returned Friday night. This was the one who had been 7-0 with a 1.87 earned run average after his first nine starts for the Cardinals this season. In his next 10 starts, the other one had been 4-4 with a 4.35 ERA and, over his previous three..." August 01

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies RHP Kyle Kendrick says he will have an MRI on right shoulder Mon. Says doc suspects rotator cuff injury but hopes it's not serious.

  • John Axford out as Rockies closer

    Denver Post "John Axford, whose recent struggles on the mound have cost the Rockies dearly, is out as closer. At least for now. "I had a conversation with John a little earlier and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," manager Walt Weiss..." August 01

  • Carpenter carries Cards to comeback win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Fans, media and, notably, manager Cardinals Mike Matheny had been searching for the key to unlock that door to where Matt Carpenter’s offensive skills mostly had lain dormant since the first month of the season. Carpenter had been ordered to rest after he had driven himself into a state of..." July 31

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    In important Stuff That's Not Happening news, #Rockies are telling teams they'll revisit moving Carlos Gonzalez next month - or next winter