Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Arenado Completes Cycle With Walk-Off, Three-Run HR

Jun 19, 2017 12:58 AM

With one dramatic swing, Nolan Arenado gave the Colorado Rockies a thrilling victory and finished off his rare feat at the plate.

Arenado completed the cycle with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Rockies stunned the San Francisco Giants by rallying for a 7-5 win Sunday.

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Jon Gray Could Rejoin Rockies Next Week

Jun 16, 2017 7:22 AM

The Colorado Rockies, who have surprised as a contender in the National League West, could be getting even better.

Jon Gray, who broke his left foot jumping for a ball on April 13, could rejoin the Rockies' rotation as soon as next week. He is currently on a Minor League rehab assignment.

Gray will next start for Triple-A Albuquerque in Sacramento on Monday, with a pitch count limit around 80.

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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Ian Desmond Could Play Some Outfield For Rockies

Apr 24, 2017 8:00 AM

The Colorado Rockies signed Ian Desmond to play first base, but with Mark Reynolds hitting well they could entertain playing him in the outfield.

Desmond played the outfield for the Texas Rangers last season and was named an All-Star.

"Isn't that a good thing when players come back?" Bud Black said. "It's a good thing, not a dilemma. Do we have to shuffle some things at times? Absolutely, but, hey, I can't wait to get Ian Desmond back. You know why? He's a good player."

Trevor Story is off to a slow start, but the Rockies would rather play Desmond in the the outfield than at shortstop, where he has also played in his career.

"Yes -- not so much short, no," Black said. "We talk about our players all the time, about what we can do to maximize our players and our team.

"Ian, specifically, is one of those guys we talk about because of the potential versatility that he brings to the Rockies, not only this year, but in coming years. He's not even here yet, he hasn't had BP on the field, but it's good to talk about, because that means he's getting closer."

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Nationals To Place Strasburg On Paternity Leave

Apr 24, 2017 12:07 AM

Stephen Strasburg will not take his regular turn in the Nationals' rotation this week as he awaits the birth of his second child.

The Nationals plan to put Strasburg on the paternity list Monday, when they open a four-game series in Colorado. The team has not announced a scheduled starter for that game.

Strasburg's next turn comes up Tuesday, but Washington bumped back Joe Ross a day into that slot. The team said Sunday that Strasburg could pitch next weekend at home against the Mets.

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Clayton Kershaw Calls Tyler Anderson's Pregame Walk 'Disrespectful'

Apr 20, 2017 7:30 AM

Clayton Kershaw wasn't happy with Tyler Anderson's walk from the bullpen in right field to the dugout prior to Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies.

Anderson had just finished his pregame warm-ups as Kershaw was getting ready to pitch.

"That was ... I mean, that was one of the more disrespectful things I have been a part of in a game," Kershaw said.

"I really didn't appreciate that," he added. "The game starts at 7:10 and has started at 7:10 here for a long time. Just go around, or finish earlier. But yeah, that wasn't appreciated, for sure."

Anderson said the delay was unintentional. Kershaw put three Rockies on base and allowed a run in the top of the first inning.

"I threw a few extra pitches in the bullpen before the game," Anderson said. "I didn't mean any disrespect by it. I was surprised the umpire didn't let him pitch."

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Rockies Lose Tom Murphy To Forearm Fracture

Mar 15, 2017 8:08 AM

The Colorado Rockies have lost catcher Tom Murphy for four to six weeks after he suffered a hairline fracture in his right forearm.

Murphy's arm struck the bat of the Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo while he was trying to throw to second on a steal attempt Saturday.

He is in a splint but won't need surgery, according to Bud Black.

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Ian Desmond To Have Surgery On Left Hand

Mar 13, 2017 4:58 PM

Ian Desmond will undergo surgery to repair the second metacarpal in his left hand on Wednesday, according to the Colorado Rockies.

Desmond was hit by a pitch on Sunday.

The Rockies signed Desmond to a five-year, $70 million deal this offseason.

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Ian Desmond Suffers Broken Left Hand

Mar 13, 2017 1:26 AM

Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond suffered a broken left hand after he was hit by a pitch on Sunday.

Desmond was struck in the fourth inning by a pitch from Reds right-hander Rookie Davis. Desmond will see a hand specialist on Monday.

The 31-year-old Desmond signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Rockies this offseason after playing last year for the Rangers.

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Rockies Hold Archery Contest To Break Monotony

Mar 12, 2017 6:45 PM

Looking for a novel way to break the spring training monotony, new Rockies manager Bud Black hit the bull's-eye Sunday. An archery tournament, with pitcher Kyle Freeland outscoring LeMahieu, bullpen coach Darren Holmes and catcher Tom Murphy to win the event.

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Rockies Lose David Dahl To Rib Stress Reaction
David Dahl has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his ribs and will be reevaluated in two weeks, according to the Rockies.

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Rockies Still Expect Greg Holland To Be Ready For Opener
Greg Holland has yet to pitch in an exhibition game, but the Rockies remain optimistic that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.

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No Serious Extension Talks Between Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez
Both sides have expressed interest in a deal, but the Rockies have yet to approach Carlos Gonzalez about a contract extension.

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Jeff Bridich Expects Rockies To Contend For Playoff Berth
In his third season as general manager, Jeff Bridich expects the Rockies to contend for a playoff berth.

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Cubs Acquire Eddie Butler From Rockies For James Farris
Eddie Butler, a 2012 supplemental first-round pick, could be another option for Chicago's starting rotation.

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Mark Reynolds Returns To Rockies On Minor League Deal
Mark Reynolds, 33, hit .282 with 14 homers and 53 RBIs in 118 games with the Rockies in 2016.

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Rockies Reach Deal With Greg Holland
Greg Holland, 31, underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in October 2015 and missed all of last season.

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Nolan Arenado, Rockies Agree Upon Two-Year, $29.5M Deal
Nolan Arenado has agreed to a two-year, $29.5 million deal with the Rockies, which leaves him with one year of arbitration left following the 2018 season.

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Rockies Still Want To Extend Carlos Gonzalez's Contract
The sides are reportedly "far apart" on a deal, but are working on a resolution.

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Chad Bettis Says He's Cancer-Free After Surgery
Chad Bettis said Wednesday he is cancer-free after having surgery in November for testicular cancer.

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Six Teams Have Made Offers To Edwin Encarnacion
While it appears as though the Blue Jays are out of the running, six teams have made offers to Edwin Encarnacion.

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Rockies 'Keeping Track' Of Edwin Encarnacion, Mark Trumbo
The Rockies continue to keep an eye on high-profile sluggers such as Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo, according to Jeff Bridich.

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Mike Dunn Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Rockies
The deal is worth more than $19 million, according to a source.

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Rockies Confident Playing Ian Desmond At First Base
The Rockies are confident playing Ian Desmond at first base, a position he's never played.

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Rockies Tell Charlie Blackmon To Take Rumors With 'Grain Of Salt'
The Rockies have told Charlie Blackmon not to listen to trade rumors following the signing of Ian Desmond, who was introduced on Tuesday.

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Rockies' Chad Bettis Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer
Chad Bettis has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent surgery to have one of his testicles removed in late November.

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Rockies Searching For High-End Starting Pitcher
The Rockies are looking to acquire a high-end starting pitcher through a trade, according to a report.

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Rockies, Ian Desmond Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal
There is a sixth year option on the contract worth an additional $13 million.

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Rockies Looking To Acquire Big-Name First Baseman
The Rockies have looked at the market for Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo, while engaging the White Sox about Jose Abreu.

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Rockies Hire Mike Redmond As Bench Coach
The Rockies have hired Mike Redmond as bench coach on new manager Bud Black's staff.

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