Rockies Rumors & News

  • Rockies defeat Giants behind strong outing by Franklin Morales

    Denver Post "Franklin Morales got a new hat in the mail last week, a dress western silver Stetson, right out of a big box. It's too wide to fit on the shelf in his locker and too nice to keep on the floor. His pitches are similarly outsized, proper by nature but ready to go rugged and dusty. On Tuesday..." April 23

  • Cuddyer hits 15-day DL; Culberson recalled "Unable to run at close to full effectiveness, the Rockies' Michael Cuddyer accepted placement on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a strain of the lower left hamstring. The start of Cuddyer's stint is retroactive to Friday, which means he will be eligible to return on May 3. Utility..." April 22

  • Rockies maul Giants with five home runs

    Denver Post "The Coors Field water bill went sky high Monday night. The Rockies set off the center-field fountains with five home runs in an 8-2 stomping of San Francisco. Two homers flew off the still-sizzling bat of Charlie Blackmon, who had the first multi-homer game of his career. The onslaught..." April 22

  • Rockies place Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Michael Cuddyer injured his left hamstring last Thursday and after sitting out the entire weekend while on the active roster the Rockies have placed him on the disabled list. Cuddyer won the NL batting title by hitting .331 last season and was off to another nice start this year, hitting .317..." April 21

  • Rollins, Howard lead Phillies to victory

    Courier-Post "Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard led the way out of the Philadelphia Phillies’ offensive slump. Rollins homered early, then hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning that sent the Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 10-9 Sunday. Rollins finished with three hits as the Phillies averted a series..." April 21

  • Rockies get past Phillies again as Jordan Lyles, Justin Morneau shine

    Denver Post "The squirrel that hijacked the middle innings Saturday evening running around Coors Field — let's call him Skweaky, for the sake of narrative — sprinted from right field to the visitors' dugout quicker than Justin Morneau rounded the bases. But there's no stopwatch clocking home runs. So score..." April 20

  • Troy Tulowitzki drives in five as Rockies blow out Phillies at Coors Field

    Denver Post "What pains they were, literally, that pushed the Rockies off course on an unforgiving weeklong odyssey through run-snuffing ports in San Francisco and San Diego. This team of twists and turns, though, returned home singing and slinging like they never left Coors Field. The Rockies went from..." April 19

  • Michael Cuddyer day-to-day for Rockies

    Fansided "The Rockies are hoping to avoid a DL stint for one of their regular players. Michael Cuddyer led off the top of the seventh inning at Petco Park against San Diego with a 1-1 Baltimore chop. It was fielded at short and Cuddyer was thrown out, but as he crossed the bag, he grabbed at his..." April 18

  • Rockies wrap up road trip with win vs Padres

    Denver Post "Veteran Michael Cuddyer is not one for hyperbole, especially not 17 games into the season. So when he calls a win a "big win," it's, well, a big win. Cuddyer's Rockies rallied to beat the Padres 3-1 on Thursday afternoon at Petco Park, a positive ending to a seven-game road trip marked by..." April 18

  • Red Sox, Yanks, Mets, Royals, Rox, Indians, others scout Hanrahan "If you assume teams might be interested in a hard-throwing back-end bullpen piece who's now available, you'd be right. Close to 20 teams showed up to watch veteran closer Joel Hanrahan throw in a showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and judging by the early reviews, don't be..." April 17

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    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    Michael Cuddyer leaves #Rockies-#Padres game in 7th w/left hamstring strain. Team says he's day-to-day.

  • Cashner does it again in Padres 4-2 win over Rockies

    Gaslamp Ball "While it's pretty difficult to follow up a one-hit, complete game shutout, Andrew Cashner still excelled on the mound tonight. The ace lowered his ERA to 1.27 for the young season, allowing just a single earned run over 7.1 innings. It wasn't his cleanest game, as he also allowed 9 hits, but he..." April 17

  • Juan Nicasio's education continued in Rockies' win over Padres

    Denver Post "The education of Juan Nicasio continued Tuesday night in the Rockies' 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. A quartet of relievers finished the job, with closer LaTroy Hawkins notching his third save with a crisp ninth inning that ended with a 5-4-3 double play. Always blessed with a..." April 16

  • Wild Brothers helps Padres steal victory

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres invested a great deal in the future of their offense Monday afternoon. Yet even as their immediate needs continue to fall by the wayside – specifically with runners in scoring position – patience and aggressive paid dividends Monday night. Hours after inking Jedd Gyorko to a..." April 15

  • Brett Anderson, Rockies pitcher, out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

    Denver Post "Brett Anderson walked into the clubhouse with a taped left index finger Sunday and left the trainer's room with it packed in ice and heavily wrapped in an Ace bandage. Even before manager Walt Weiss revealed a word, Anderson's chances of landing on the disabled list increased dramatically. An..." April 14

  • Brandon Crawford's HR in 10th lifts Giants over Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "What a great story. Manager Bruce Bochy lights a fire under Brandon Crawford by declaring the shortstop will sit against some left-handed pitchers. Crawford seethes. Every time he faces a lefty and the ball comes to the plate, he imagines the ball is Bochy's big head and attacks it with fury,..." April 14

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    Troy Renck @TroyRenck

    Anderson's left finger worse today than expected. Swollen. DL is now possibility #Rockies

  • Rockies shut out Giants despite losing Brett Anderson to hurt finger

    Denver Post "Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki sat in the dugout Saturday morning sharing their misery of AT&T Park. It feels like Halloween with the rowdy sellout crowd draped in black and orange. And it might as well be, given the Stephen King novel that plays out when the Rockies stumble into the..." April 13

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies LHP Bret Anderson leaves the game. Hurt hand on at-bat.

  • Bumgarner leads Giants past Rockies with his bat

    San Jose Mercury News "It was evident early on Friday night that starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner wasn't as sharp as usual. It was going to be one of those nights where he needed to find a way to grind it out. Bumgarner did just that as he relied more upon his hitting prowess -- blasting a go-ahead fourth-inning..." April 12

  • DJ LeMahieu's 3 RBIs, 3 hits guide Rockies by White Sox in series finale

    Denver Post "Injuries test a team's mettle, turning roster depth into a truth-or-dare game. Ineffectiveness messes with a club's psyche. Prior to Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox, the Rockies sent a message that reverberated in the clubhouse, suggesting that the bid for a winning season was not..." April 10

  • Wilton Lopez optioned by Rockies to Triple-A; Josh Rutledge recalled

    Denver Post "The Rockies demoted pitcher Wilton Lopez to the Triple-A Sky Sox on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after Colorado's disastrous blowout loss to the Chicago White Sox. Josh Rutledge, an infielder, was called up in Lopez's place. He is active and available from the bench for Wednesday afternoon's..." April 09

  • White Sox break out the bats in blowout win over Rockies

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox future looks a whole lot brighter after Tuesday night. About 1,544 feet brighter. Jose Abreu blasted the first two home runs of his career and Avisail Garcia matched him for the White Sox, who homered six times in a 15-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in front of 25,393 at Coors..." April 09

  • Rockies activate Boone Logan from disabled list, send Corey Dickerson down to minors

    Hardball Talk "The Rockies announced this evening that left-hander Boone Logan has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding roster move, outfielder Corey Dickerson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Logan was brought along slowly this spring following arthroscopic surgery on..." April 07

  • Trumbo, Diamondbacks beat Rockies to avert sweep

    Arizona Republic "Mark Trumbo is a cerebral slugger, but he says he cannot explain it. He cannot predict when it's about to happen or explain it once it does, but he has found throughout his career that these kind of streaks happen every now and again. Whatever the reason, the Diamondbacks are glad it's..." April 07

  • Rockies 9, Diamondbacks 4, No Tulo, no problem

    Purple Row "On a night in which Troy Tulowitzki was rested, the rest of the offense picked up the slack after a slow start en route to a 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks. The Rockies got off to a slow start quite literally as Jorge De La Rosa took 42 pitches and nearly a half hour to get out of the top of the..." April 06

  • Juan Nicasio debuts new pitches in Rockies' commanding win vs. Arizona

    Denver Post "Juan Nicasio often pitches his best as a stable pitcher, showing off in the bullpen like a racehorse. It's when he's not stable that Nicasio struggles. He finished last season on a seven-game run during which he averaged only 3 ⅔ inning as a starter. Friday afternoon at Coors Field, Nicasio was..." April 05

  • Miami Marlins defeat Rockies 8-5 to cap successful opening series

    Miami Herald "It took a while for the Marlins to shake the sleep from their systems Thursday. But hours after losing to the Colorado Rockies the night before, they stormed back in the early matinee to defeat them 8-5 and capture the series, three games to one. Trailing 5-4 entering the 8th, the Marlins came..." April 04

  • Carlos Gonzalez exits game due to dizziness

    Fansided "The Colorado Rockies entered their game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday night in search of their first win of the 2014 season. Things started off well for them, as they charged out to a 6-1 lead. As the game wore on things got a bit more nervous for the Rockies, with the Marlins closing the..." April 03

  • Colorado starts fast, holds on late for 1st win of 2014

    Purple Row "If the Rockies play too many games like this one, 2014 is going to be a nerve-racking experience. And one that is tremendously long. Colorado started quickly by scoring three runs on six hits in the first inning and held on late despite hiccups from the back-end of the bullpen to earn its first..." April 03

  • Rockies will extend qualifying offers to Michael Cuddyer, Jorge De La Rosa

    Fansided "The Colorado Rockies, a team that works within the confines of the dreaded “mid-market” designation, have two of their most veteran and well-paid players set to hit free agency at season’s end. Those two players are outfielder Michael Cuddyer and starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa. Both enter..." April 02

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    Rockies PR @RockiesPR

    #Rockies place RHP Tyler Chatwood on 15-day DL w/a strained left hamstring (retroe to 3/29) & have recalled RHP Jordan Lyles from Triple-A.

  • Ramos douses Rockies as Marlins go 2-0

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With the tying run on third in the eighth inning Tuesday, A.J. Ramos faced two Rockies' hitters. He got ahead of both 0-2 and threw nothing but sliders to both from that point. Wilin Rosario watched four drop out of the zone and jogged to first. Nolan Arenado watched one drop right into Jarrod..." April 02

  • Boone Logan rehab stint set; Jhoulys Chacin throws to hitters

    Denver Post "Now for something completely different. There is actually good news regarding Rockies pitchers. Reliever Boone Logan (elbow) threw 21 pitches without issue Monday and is tentatively scheduled to begin a two-day Triple-A rehab assignment on Wednesday. The plan is to activate him for the weekend..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Marlins find right mix in season-opening rout of Rockies

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill before Monday's opener spoke of a philosophical shift. His first Marlins' team wasn't going to be comprised of talented kids left to sink or swim on their own as in years past. Hill and his lieutenants infused the young corps with a handful of..." April 01

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    #Rockies manager Walt Weiss is hopeful Chatwood's hamstring was just a cramp. They'll know more Saturday when Chatwood is re-evaluated.

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado has left game vs. #Indians in Goodyear, Ariz., after being hit on left hand by a pitch

  • Tulowitzki close to returning to Rockies lineup

    Fansided "The Colorado Rockies will likely get Troy Tulowitzki back in the starting lineup withing the next couple of days. The All-Star shortstop is recovering from a calf bruise he sustained on Wednesday night when he was hit by a pitch. According to, Tulowitzki took some batting practice on..." March 16

  • Troy Tulowitzki sidelined for a few days due to a calf bruise

    Hardball Talk "If the Rockies have any chance of competing for a playoff spot this season, they will need star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to stay healthy. That’s why they aren’t messing around right now. Tulowitzki left last night’s Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks after he was hit in the left leg..." March 13

  • Boone Logan hopes to be ready by Opening Day for Colorado Rockies

    Fansided "Before the drama with free agent starting pitchers and the apparent lack of a market for free agent closers this year, there were left handed set-up men getting signed quickly and to lucrative deals. Boone Logan was one such pitcher, inking a three year, $16.5 million deal with the Colorado..." March 09

  • BAL, SEA, COL, TEX, TOR in on E. Santana "Free agent pitcher Ervin Santana's agents remain in contact with the newly aggressive Orioles and at least four more teams as Santana continues to work out in Scottsdale, Ariz. -- not far from 15 different spring camps -- and also to maintain his resolve, say people close to him. Santana, a..." March 08

  • Rafael Betancourt to work out with Rockies in hopes of pitching

    Denver Post "Rafael Betancourt won't concede to age or surgery. The Rockies' former closer continues on the comeback trail. He will arrive at spring training Sunday for a 10-day stint with the team, throwing for the training staff in his recovery from elbow ligament surgery. "I want to pitch this season. My..." March 05

  • Jhoulys Chacin plans to begin playing catch in 2-to-3 days

    Denver Post "Jhoulys Chacin continues to make progress with his shoulder injury, and plans to begin playing catch in “2-3 days,” he told The Post on Monday. He hasn’t thrown in nine days, but is pleased with how his shoulder feels following rest and stretching exercises. “It feels really good. I threw a..." March 03

  • Justin Morneau fielding praise at first look with Rockies

    Denver Post "Nolan Arenado barehands a ball down the third-base line and makes a leaping, off-balance throw to first. The ball skips in the dirt, but Todd Helton picks it cleanly. That magic combination helped Arenado win a Gold Glove in 2013, the first National League rookie third baseman ever to do..." February 28

  • Rockies' Drew Stubbs doesn't want to come off bench in Colorado

    Denver Post "The three-year fade began with a flailing swing. Drew Stubbs shot into the Cincinnati Reds' lineup like a comet, then dissolved. He arrives in Colorado, his third team in three years, chasing unfilled promise. At 29, he doesn't believe he should be dismissed. He's determined not to be..." February 26

  • Rockies Jhoulys Chacin out at least a week with shoulder strain

    Purple Row "Chacin's MRI revealed only a strain, but there's still a lot to be unsure of regarding his injury and status. Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin's MRI on Monday revealed no structural damage, but the 26-year-old right-hander isn't out of the woods, yet. Chacin has a shoulder strain and..." February 25