Rockies Rumors & News

  • Rockies win on Reynolds' homer in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Mark Reynolds played in his 1,327th major league game Sunday, and for the first time in his career, Reynolds was mobbed by his jubilant teammates at home plate. His two-run, two-out homer in the ninth gave the Colorado Rockies a 9-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks and a split of..." June 26

  • Diamondbacks rally in ninth, stay hot on road

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Never mind the comforts of home. The road seems to bring out the best in the Arizona Diamondbacks. They scored twice in the ninth inning Friday night to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-9 after blowing a five-run lead and watching Colorado roar back and go ahead in the eighth...." June 25

  • Wolters contributes with bat to Rockies' 11-6 victory

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies consider any offense they get from backup catcher Tony Wolters to be a bonus. His priority is handling pitchers, an area where he has excelled in his rookie season. But in Colorado's 11-6 victory Saturday over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wolters came through in a..." June 25

  • Ahmed's single in ninth lifts Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The at-bat lasted 12 pitches and ended in a strikeout on a 100 mph fastball, but Nick Ahmed said watching Paul Goldschmidt do battle with Colorado Rockies closer Carlos Estevez paved the way for his game-winning single. The hit came with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday and..." June 24

  • Jon Gray says “shoulder’s just a little bit fatigued,” plans to make next scheduled start

    Denver Post "The Rockies got some positive news about their starting rotation. Right-hander Jon Gray, who was pulled from his last start because of should fatigue, said Thursday that he plans to make his next scheduled start. That would be Monday, when the Toronto Blue Jays and Troy Tulowitzki come to Coors..." June 24

  • Mets would expect Reyes to address domestic matter if signed

    New York Post "If the Mets and Jose Reyes want a reunion, the biggest remaining obstacle has been removed. On Thursday, the Rockies placed the veteran shortstop on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The move ensures Reyes can’t be traded by the Rockies and will become a free..." June 24

  • Report: Mets targeting Jose Reyes at 3B as reunion grows closer

    Newsday "Jose Reyes is on the brink of what is increasingly looking like a once-unfathomable reunion with the Mets. One of the final hurdles for a comeback was cleared Thursday when the Rockies requested waivers to grant the shortstop his unconditional release. The announcement was mostly procedural, as..." June 23

  • As Mets mull Jose Reyes reunion, fan starts petition urging team to not support domestic abusers

    New York Daily News "The Mets are split about welcoming back Jose Reyes to Queens. One fan, however, knows exactly how she feels about the former Met. Olivia Devlin started a petition on — "New York Mets Fans Do Not Support Domestic Abusers" — after she learned that the Mets might bring back the..." June 23

  • Rockies to officially release Reyes

    The Score "Jose Reyes' time with the Colorado Rockies is officially coming to an end. The club announced Thursday it's requested waivers on the 33-year-old shortstop for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. Reyes recently completed a 51-game suspension for violating Major League..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Castro's walk-off homer lifts Yankees over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It was shaping up to be another bad day for the New York Yankees: a four-run lead had evaporated, a starting pitcher was injured and they were unable to get clutch hits after tying the game. One swing by Starlin Castro changed the fortunes of the Yankees and prevented another..." June 22

  • Report: Mets could move Walker to 3rd to accommodate Reyes

    The Score "The New York Mets are considering where Jose Reyes would fit on the diamond should they acquire the Colorado Rockies shortstop. In order to accommodate the lifelong middle infielder, team officials have reportedly discussed moving Neil Walker to third base in order to use Reyes at second,..." June 22

  • Jose Reyes is desperate for Mets reunion; he’s ‘a no-brainer’

    New York Post "Jose Reyes doesn’t just want to come back to New York now. He’s wanted to rejoin the Mets almost as long as he’s been away from where he started and spent the majority of his career. According to a baseball official who recently had a long discussion with Reyes — expected to clear waivers and..." June 22

  • Blackmon homers twice in Rockies' victory over Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Charlie Blackmon believes a great defensive play is better than most hits. The exception to his theory is home runs. On Tuesday, Blackmon struck the trifecta, hitting two solo home runs and making a sliding catch as the Colorado Rockies defeated the New York Yankees,..." June 21

  • Reynolds, homer-happy Rockies outslug Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- They say one is the loneliest number, but that was not the case for the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Marlins Park. In a game that featured eight home runs -- all of them solo shots -- Mark Reynolds hit the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning to lead Colorado to a 5-3 win over..." June 20

  • Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood leaves in 2nd with back spasms

    ESPN "Colorado Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood left in the second inning of his team's 9-6 loss to Miami on Saturday because of back spasms. Chatwood threw 48 pitches, the last of which sailed to the backstop for his third walk. A trainer then went to the mound, accompanied by manager Walt..." June 19

  • Ozuna's 3-run homer lifts Marlins over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marcell Ozuna hit his sixth go-ahead homer of the season and that was enough with the way the Miami Marlins' bullpen has been pitching lately. Backed by Ozuna's three-run homer, Miami earned its fourth shutout of the season en route to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on..." June 19

  • Bergman to begin rehab assignment on Wednesday "Rockies right-hander Christian Bergman completed a three-inning, 45-pitch simulated game on Saturday morning at Marlins Park. He will make his first injury rehab start on Wednesday for Triple-A Albuquerque, as he finishes his comeback from a left oblique strain. The Rockies want to build..." June 18

  • Marlins pound out 9-6 win over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- It's hard to figure out which was more impressive -- the Miami Marlins' offense that cracked 17 hits, including two homers, or the relief pitching that held the Colorado Rockies to no runs and one hit over 6 2/3 innings. But if there were a first star in Saturday's game, it would be..." June 18

  • Yelich homer helps Marlins rally past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Pitchers have been trying to get Christian Yelich out with off-speed stuff all year, but that strategy did not work Friday night. Yelich hit a two-run homer to help the Miami Marlins rally past the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Friday night at Marlins Park. Rockies starter Jon Gray..." June 17

  • Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

    Larry Brown Sports "Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but has not played the position since. He could probably perform passably there, and the..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Gonzalez, Rockies hold off late charge by Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies nearly gave it all back but with one swing Carlos Gonzalez restored some order at Coors Field. Gonzalez capped a four-hit night with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Rockies nearly squandered a nine-run lead before holding on for a..." June 15

  • Rockies top Yankees for fourth win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Chad Bettis came back from a four-start slump, and DJ LeMahieu rebounded from a scary moment Wednesday as the Colorado Rockies beat the New York Yankees 6-3 to sweep their two-game series. Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs as the Rockies equaled a season..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Jose Reyes Designated for Assignment by Rockies

    Bleacher Report "The Colorado Rockies announced Wednesday they have designated shortstop Jose Reyes for assignment. Reyes has yet to play a game in 2016. Major League Baseball suspended the 33-year-old through the end of May for a violation of the league's domestic violence policy. Before Wednesday's move,..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Rockies GM mum on Reyes as decision looms

    The Score "If the Colorado Rockies know what they're doing with Jose Reyes, they're keeping it to themselves. Reyes netted a 51-game suspension under baseball’s new domestic violence policy and although it has come to an end and his minor-league assignment at Triple-A is also concluding, general manager..." June 15

  • Rockies move closer Jake McGee to the disabled list and Tyler Anderson will make a surprise start

    Denver Post "The Friday night fastball from Jake McGee that turned into a game-breaking home run against the Padres continued to reverberate Saturday. It set off a series of changes to the Rockies’ pitching staff. Colorado placed McGee on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain. He was replaced on..." June 12

  • Anderson makes impressive debut in Rockies' win vs. Padres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- On rather short notice, Tyler Anderson made an impressive major league debut Sunday for the Colorado Rockies. They recalled him Saturday with the intent of having Anderson pitch in long relief. But after Saturday's game, Anderson learned he would start Sunday. He worked into..." June 12

  • Rockies continue to shop Reyes

    The Score "The Colorado Rockies would like to find Jose Reyes a new home. The only question is whether anybody will take him. The team is reportedly shopping the 33-year-old around the league in hopes of finding a deal before his rehab assignment expires on Wednesday, rival executives told Ken Rosenthal..." June 12

  • Padres stun Rockies with late comeback

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The San Diego Padres stunned the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning Friday night, stringing together four straight two-out hits to win 7-5. The last of those hits was a mammoth three-run homer by Wil Myers that gave the Padres just their third win when trailing after eight..." June 11

  • Rockies' Jake McGee: Placed on 15-day DL

    CBS Sports "McGee was moved to the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to a left knee strain, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. " June 11

  • Chatwood stays grounded in Rockies' 5-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Tyler Chatwood left nothing to chance Saturday. At Coors Field, where fly balls can carry farther, Chatwood kept the ball on the ground repeatedly as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Chatwood (8-4) pitched 6 2/3 innings and got 16 outs on ground balls,..." June 11

  • Colorado Rockies select RHP Riley Pint with No. 4 overall pick

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies have selected Riley Pint, a right-handed pitcher out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Kansas with the fourth selection of the 2016 amateur draft. The Rockies have acquired one of the top high school pitchers in the draft and probably the player with the highest ceiling...." June 10

  • Rusin, Rockies blank Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Chris Rusin struggled about as much as a starting pitcher could as of late. Since being moved from the Colorado Rockies' bullpen to the rotation, Rusin was winless and hapless, unable to throw strikes when he needed them most. All that changed on Wednesday, when Rusin..." June 09

  • De La Rosa provides Rockies lift in victory

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Jorge De La Rosa restored order for the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. He took over for faltering starter Chad Bettis and pitched four perfect innings as the Rockies defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5. The Pirates had won eight straight games at Coors Field, a streak that De..." June 09

  • White Sox sign Justin Morneau to one-year deal

    SI "The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Justin Morneau to a one-year, $1 million contract, the team announced Thursday. Morneau played for the Rockies the last two seasons. In 2015, he played in 49 games, hitting .310 with three home runs and 15 RBI. Colorado bought out his contract..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Dodgers edge Rockies on Thompson homer

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Trayce Thompson was optimistic but not immediately certain he won the game Tuesday night. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Dodgers right fielder teed off on Carlos Estevez's 97 mph fastball and drove it into the left field stands for a solo home run that..." June 08

  • Rockies' Chatwood shines in L.A. homecoming

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Local product Tyler Chatwood effectively silenced the Los Angeles Dodgers' bats, pitching the Colorado Rockies to a 6-1 win Monday at Dodger Stadium. Chatwood, who grew up in the Redlands, a suburb of Los Angeles in the Inland Empire region, and was drafted by the Los Angeles..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Gonzalez homers twice as Rockies pound Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Two streaks were on the line when the Colorado Rockies faced the San Diego Padres on Sunday night. The Rockies lost their previous four games. The Padres were aiming to sweep a series for the first time this season. After nine innings, Colorado was back in the win..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Kemp blast lifts Padres past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Padres Friday found the perfect response to an historic collapse. Win. And win impressively. A night after blowing a 10-run lead in a 16-13 loss to Seattle, the Padres defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-0 at Petco Park behind the two-hit pitching of left-hander Drew..." June 04

  • Arenado vents to teammates: 'Losing getting old'

    Denver Post "The Rockies’ frustration reached a fever pitch Friday night in a 4-0 loss to the Padres at Petco Park. Star third baseman Nolan Arenado let loose a salvo of angry words in the Rockies’ dugout after the Padres took a 3-0 lead in the first inning off Matt Kemp’s 458-foot, three-run homer off..." June 04

  • Reds top Rockies for 1st road series win of year

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Cincinnati Reds stumbled into Coors Field with 12 losses in 13 games. They put that agonizing stretch behind them and earned their first road series win of the season Thursday night by pounding the Colorado Rockies 11-4. The victory gave the Reds three wins in the four-game..." June 03

  • Bryan Price will not battle with Walt Weiss over the small things

    Denver Post "The cat-and-mouse of a manager’s battle extends well beyond the baseball field. There often are wars of words and mental jousting. And if a manager really wants to poke his counterpart in the eye, he can mess with the daily lineup. If the other team doesn’t know who’s playing and where, it can’t..." June 03

  • Lamb, Reds shut down Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- For the first time in his career, John Lamb watched video of the opposing hitters before his start. That change in routine paid big dividends Wednesday night for Lamb and the Cincinnati Reds. They badly needed Lamb to step up and give them a strong start Wednesday night in his..." June 02