Rockies Rumors & News

  • Dodgers top Rockies, inch closer to title

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers endured another injury to their starting rotation but that did little to derail them as they inched closer to a franchise-record fourth straight National League West title. Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier homered, and the Dodgers captured a 5-2 victory..." September 24

  • Grandal homers twice to power Dodgers past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Yasmani Grandal figured simplifying his approach would produce the best result. "I was just trying to get a bat on the ball, and good things happen when you put the bat on the ball," the Los Angeles Dodgers catcher said. Grandal homered twice, including a go-ahead grand..." September 23

  • Wainwright (4 RBIs) powers Cardinals past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After his second start this season, St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright made an adjustment -- not on the mound but in the batters box. Determined to be a better hitter and aware that his knowledge of the strike zone was lacking, Wainwright moved closer to home plate...." September 21

  • Arenado backs Marquez as Rockies slam Cards

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- German Marquez was impressive in his first major league start and Nolan Arenado hit a grand slam as the Colorado Rockies piled on rookie starter Luke Weaver early and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-1 on Wednesday. The victory enabled the Rockies to avoid being swept in the..." September 21

  • Martinez, Cardinals hold off Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- St. Louis Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez experienced considerably more trouble Monday night with the mile-high altitude than the Colorado Rockies' batters. He overcame a laborious first inning and a dash around the bases after getting a tiebreaking hit, and he fought his way..." September 20

  • Rockies ride big inning to sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- There are no guarantees, of course, but when Chad Bettis starts for the Colorado Rockies, they typically end up exchanging high fives and celebrating a victory. It was that way again Sunday when Bettis pitched into the sixth and the Rockies parlayed an early five-run rally with..." September 18

  • Mark Reynolds Has Broken Bone In Hand, Will Miss Rest Of Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds has a broken bone in his left hand and will be out the rest of the season, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding tweets. Reynolds left today’s game after being struck by a fastball from Jose Dominguez of the Padres, as Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post tweeted earlier..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Descalso's two-out single in ninth lifts Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- When pinch hitter Daniel Descalso singled off the wall in center field with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday night, giving the Colorado Rockies an 8-7 win over San Diego, it ended a remarkable Padres streak. They were 50-0 this season when leading after eight innings and had..." September 17

  • No Extension Talks Between Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies haven’t been in contact with Carlos Gonzalez about a contract extension, the outfielder told Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Gonzalez noted that he is interested in exploring his options as a free agent following the 2017 season, though it’s worth noting that he told Saunders..." September 17

  • Segura powers Diamondbacks past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona manager Chip Hale said he didn't expect to see 16-homer power from second baseman Jean Segura. As it turns out, neither did Segura. Segura had five hits including a pair of home runs to power the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies 11-6 Wednesday,..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Segura, Diamondbacks rout Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona second baseman Jean Segura is feeling the effects of the long season, but it did not seem to bother him Tuesday. Segura had three hits, including two bases-empty homers, and scored three times in support of left-hander Robbie Ray, who became the fifth NL pitcher with 200..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Tomas' grand slam helps D-backs outslug Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Yasmany Tomas, the Arizona Diamondbacks' unexpected home run king, kept his season-long power surge going Monday. Tomas hit an opposite-field grand slam to right-center field in a four-run sixth inning, and the Diamondbacks earned a 12-9 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Chase..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Friedrich dominates former team as Padres jolt Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Left-hander Christian Friedrich went into his 20th start of the season Saturday night with something to prove to two teams. One, he wanted to prove to Colorado that the Rockies had made a mistake when they released him back on Feb. 19. Two, he wanted to prove to the San..." September 11

  • Reynolds' 250th career HR lifts Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Mark Reynolds made the 250th home run of his career a memorable one Sunday afternoon at Petco Park. Reynolds led off the top of the 10th inning by driving a slider from reliever Kevin Quackenbush 370 feet into the second row of seats in left to give the Colorado Rockies a 3-2..." September 11

  • Rockies Release Brandon Barnes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have released outfielder Brandon Barnes, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweets. They had outrighted him early last month after David Dahl’s arrival in the big leagues made him expendable. Barnes would have been eligible for free agency following the season unless the Rockies had again..." September 11

  • Chatwood pitches, hits Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Tyler Chatwood has always liked pitching on the road and Petco Park. Now the home of the San Diego Padres has become a favorite place to hit. The 26-year-old right-hander beat the Padres with his arm and bat Friday night, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 4-1 victory over..." September 10

  • Richard, Padres dominate Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- After a three-year absence, Clayton Richard returned to the San Diego Padres on Aug. 6. But it is not the exact same Clayton Richard. The 6-foot-5 left-hander, who turns 33 on Monday, has changed his delivery and his approach. And the alterations are paying dividends for..." September 09

  • Rockies Outright Ben Paulsen, Rafael Ynoa

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced last night that first baseman Ben Paulsen and utility man Rafael Ynoa have been outrighted off the 40-man roster after being designated for assignment earlier in the week. Both players have the requisite minor league service time to qualify as free agents this winter. The..." September 09

  • Adames' pinch double caps Rockies' comeback

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The experience was new and wonderfully different for Cristhian Adames. He never previously had a walk-off hit in the majors, never had been mobbed by his happy teammates and never had Gatorade poured on his head. That giddy moment unfolded at second base Wednesday night after..." September 08

  • Giants pull out victory over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Their offense was again marginal Tuesday night, but the San Francisco Giants parlayed a strong start, spotless relief pitching and, most of all, an unearned run in the ninth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2. The Giants mustered eight hits -- seven singles and Eduardo Nunez's..." September 07

  • Rockies' Bettis shuts out Giants

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss had a moment of concern Monday when Chad Bettis threw his first three pitches for balls. At that point, a two-hit shutout seemed far, far away. Bettis was starting on seven days of rest against the slumping San Francisco Giants, and Weiss could..." September 05

  • Shipley, Castillo power Diamondbacks past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Braden Shipley more than held his own at Coors Field in his debut at that hitters' paradise Saturday night. Making his eighth career start, Shipley pitched into the sixth inning as the Diamondbacks built an early six-run lead and beat the Colorado..." September 04

  • Brito's homer helps Diamondbacks beat Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The last time Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Socrates Brito was at Coors Field in late June, he suffered a broken right big toe when he fouled a ball off his foot. He left Sunday with a far more pleasant memory. Brito hit a three-run homer in the seventh that capped a four-run..." September 04

  • Big 8th carries Rockies over D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies' rally came out of nowhere with two outs in the eighth inning Friday night and began with a hit batter and a walk. What followed was a seven-run uprising that carried the Rockies to a 14-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Nick Hundley hit his first career..." September 03

  • Tim Tebow reportedly has two MLB suitors standing out from the pack

    SEC Country "Tim Tebow is focused on his job as a SEC Network analyst on the opening weekend of college football, but could he soon have a break in his new career venture? According to a couple of veteran baseball reporters, the answer may be “yes” for the former Florida quarterback. During a radio..." September 03

  • Toles' slam caps Dodgers' rally at Colorado

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Andrew Toles was out of baseball last year. When he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization this year, he began at the high Class A level. Rancho Cucamonga in the California League is far removed from the major league radar. So far that after Toles hit his first career..." September 01

  • Dodgers-Rockies rained out in Denver

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies took the field, and left-hander Tyler Anderson was throwing warm-up pitches in heavy rain Tuesday night before the umpires called for the tarp. Two hours, 32 minutes after the scheduled first pitch, the game between the Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers was..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at ESPN.com says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Gray leads Rockies to rout of Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss has called it the million dollar question. Why do the Rockies play particularly well against very good teams only to stumble against the laggards? The pattern unfolded again Monday night when starter Jon Gray continued his late-season..." August 30

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Arenado, Bettis power Rockies past Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Nolan Arenado was a little bummed when he pulled into third base in the top of the fifth inning. His fly ball to right was dropped by Bryce Harper - who lost the ball in the sun - and was originally ruled a three-base error. "It looked like he had some trouble with the..." August 28

  • Gonzalez, Blackmon power Rockies past Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Carlos Gonzalez was 0-for-5 and had left four runners stranded when he came up to the plate in the top of the 11th inning on Saturday. But the veteran first baseman came through with a two-run homer to aid a five-run outburst as the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington..." August 27

  • Rockies could have dominant 1-2 punch at top of rotation

    Denver Post "There will be no Rocktober in 2016. Give the Rockies credit for turning a stated goal of reaching the postseason into more than just lip service by storming out of the all-star break and shooting up the National League standings. But last week’s dismal trip through the land of beer and cheese,..." August 26

  • Nationals' Gonzalez records 100th victory

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- This has been a memorable year on and off the field for Gio Gonzalez, a veteran left-handed pitcher. He became a father for the first time during spring training then began his fifth year in a row as a durable member of the starting rotation for Washington. Despite some..." August 26

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Brewers rally to beat Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- When Brent Suter walked off the mound Tuesday night, the last thing he expected was to celebrate his first major league victory after the game. Suter pitched a scoreless seventh inning in his home debut, and the Milwaukee Brewers still faced a two-run deficit. That all..." August 24

  • Braun's blasts help Brewers complete sweep of Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Don't ask manager Craig Counsell to explain why his Milwaukee Brewers are so much better at home than on the road. He can't figure it out, either ... not that he's complaining, mind you. The Brewers got six strong innings from right-hander Zach Davies and two home runs from Ryan..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Jason Gurka: Released by Rockies

    CBS Sports "The Rockies released Gurka on Saturday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports." August 21

  • Veteran outfielder Ryan Rabrun will see more first-base duties for Rockies

    Denver Post "By his own estimation, it has been a difficult season for Rockies utility outfielder Ryan Raburn. He has battled injuries to his left knee and right quad and his .226 average has failed to meet his own expectations. But when the Rockies took the field against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night,..." August 21

  • Arenado bashes two homers as Rockies rout Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nolan Arenado emphatically ended his slump and his slugging drought Sunday with a four-hit game that included a memorable power display. He hit two three-run homers as the Colorado Rockies piled on the Chicago Cubs for seven runs in the first inning and rolled to an 11-4 win in the..." August 21

  • Rockies score two in 11th to edge Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies struck for two runs in the 11th inning against Chicago Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman and came away with an improbable 7-6 victory Friday night on an errant throw. Nick Hundley singled with two outs and scored on Ryan Raburn's double. Second baseman Javier Baez..." August 20

  • Rockies to promote top pitching prospect Hoffman

    The Score ""The Hoff" is coming to town. Jeff Hoffman, the top pitching prospect in the Colorado Rockies organization, is expected to make his MLB debut Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, according to MLB.com's Thomas Harding." August 19