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Carlos Gonzalez Records 1,000th Hit Against Reds

Apr 20, 2016 4:10 PM

Carlos Gonzalez collected his 1,000th career hit with his second double of Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Gonzalez, 30, is a career .291/.348/.526 hitter with 180 home runs in 3,428 at-bats.

Thomas Harding/MLB

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Rockies May Release Jose Reyes After Suspension

Apr 18, 2016 8:46 AM

The Colorado Rockies are still awaiting Major League Baseball's decision on punishment for Jose Reyes in the wake of a domestic violence incident.

Trevor Story has been extremely productive at shortstop, which has led Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post to predict that the Rockies could outright release Reyes once any potential suspension is served.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

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MLB Record 7th Home Run For Trevor Story

Apr 10, 2016 10:06 PM

Rookie Trevor Story capped his amazing first week in the majors by hitting his seventh home run Sunday and helping the Rockies beat the Padres 6-3.

In doing so, Story set the Major League record for home runs in a team's first six games of a season, ahead of Larry Walker (6, 1997), Mike Schmidt (6, 1976) and Willie Mays (6, 1964), according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

"It has been fun so far," Story said.

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Rob Manfred Expects To Decide On Punishment For Jose Reyes Soon

Apr 6, 2016 8:05 AM

Rob Manfred says a decision on possible punishment for Jose Reyes will come sooner rather than later.

Reyes is currently on paid administrative leave, which was not an issue during Spring Training, because players are only paid their salary during the regular season. A suspension would most likely come without pay.

The infielder has two years and $44 million -- plus a team option of $22 million with a $2 million buyout for 2018 -- remaining on the six-year deal he signed with the Miami Marlins prior to 2012.

Police in Maui announced last week they were dropping domestic abuse charges against Reyes, because his wife has allegedly refused to cooperate with police in the investigation.

The charges stemmed from an incident on Oct. 31 that resulted in Reyes' arrest.

Tracy Ringolsby/MLB

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Trevor Story Makes History With Two HRs In Debut

Apr 5, 2016 7:24 AM

Trevor Story hit two home runs on Monday, becoming the first player in Major League history to do so in his debut on Opening Day.

"It is unbelievable," Story said. "It is something you don't even dream of or something that I never dreamed of. It is a really, really special moment."

The 23-year-old shortstop helped the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-5. Both of Story's home runs came off Zack Greinke: a three-run shot in the third inning and a solo home run in the fourth.

"I talked to him before the game. He was a little nervous," Carlos Gonzalez said. "I told him, 'You have all the ability in the world and I really want to know what you are feeling because I know you are going to do special things.' Opening day is always special and he made it really special. Two home runs off a great pitcher is a great way to start your major league career."

Associated Press

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Jon Gray Set For MRI On Abdominal

Mar 23, 2016 6:59 AM

The Colorado Rockies got a scare on Tuesday when prospect Jon Gray left with abdominal tightness after facing only three batters in a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gray, who was drafted third overall in 2013, was expected to be in Colorado's starting rotation.

The 24-year-old is expected to undergo an MRI.

"He said he was feeling it on certain pitches," Walt Weiss said. "When you hear that you just take him out."


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MLB Waiting For Case To Play Out Before Ruling On Jose Reyes

Mar 8, 2016 6:19 AM

Rob Manfred won't decide on how to discipline Jose Reyes until the Colorado Rockies shortstop's domestic violence case plays out in court.

"It depends on the circumstances of each case," Manfred said. "I can imagine a scenario where you're able to get all the information and put yourself in a position to make a decision.

"On the other hand, I think the single biggest mistake you can make here is to make a decision quickly and then have additional facts come out afterward and undermine the quality of that decision."

Reyes is scheduled for an April 4 trial on a charge that he abused his wife Oct. 31 at a Hawaii resort. Reyes has pleaded not guilty.

Before spring training, Manfred placed Reyes on paid suspension under the domestic violence agreement reached in August.

"Once that process plays out, I think we'll be in a position to have access to all the facts and be in a position to act quickly," Manfred said.

Associated Press

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Walt Weiss Takes Issue With Troy Tulowitzki's 'Country Club' Comment

Mar 1, 2016 9:11 AM

Troy Tulowitzki told USA Today recently that he prefers his new spring training home with the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida, to the 140-acre complex that the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks share at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

"I like this place a lot better than Arizona," Tulowitzki said. "That place was like a country club. Guys got comfortable because it was so nice."

Walt Weiss took issue with the comments on Monday.

In his fourth year as manager of the Rockies, he disputed the notion that the Colorado players have gotten soft because of the amenities at Salt River Fields. Colorado's half of the facility includes six practice fields, modern training and video rooms, a 108-seat theater and an 11,000-square-foot weight room.

"I think that's the furthest thing from the truth," Weiss said. "We have a nice place here and we're proud of it, but our guys are mentally tough and they compete. I have no issue with our guys being soft or country-clubbish. Our guys are the opposite of that.

"It's a great facility. It's beautiful. We talk about gaining a competitive edge because of this facility. A facility doesn't change their mentality. We've got guys who work hard, play hard and compete extremely well."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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Jose Reyes Placed On Paid Leave

Feb 24, 2016 8:58 AM

Jose Reyes has been placed on paid leave by Major League Baseball pending completion of his domestic violence case in Hawaii.

Major League Baseball said in its statement that Section III.C.2 of its domestic violence policy permits the commissioner "to impose a paid suspension pending resolution of the legal proceedings or an investigation."

When the case is complete, Rob Manfred will decide whether to impose discipline for the Colorado Rockies infielder.

Reyes will receive the $22 million salary he earns during the season while on leave.


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Rockies, DJ LeMahieu Agree To Two-Year Deal

Feb 17, 2016 5:16 PM

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year, $7.8 million deal with DJ LeMahieu.

LeMahieu will earn $3 million in 2016 and $4.8 million in 2017.

LeMahieu's case was the lone arbitration case left to be resolved.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Rockies Have Been In Contact With Ian Desmond
Whether or not the Rockies get serious with Ian Desmond will depend on how Major League Baseball punishes Jose Reyes after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic abuse in Hawaii.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nolan Arenado Ready To Step Up, Help Lead Rockies
Colorado traded Troy Tulowitzki, a fixture for a decade, to the Blue Jays last July.

Pat Graham/Associated Press

Rockies Could Try Carlos Gonzalez At First Base
The Rockies don't plan to move Carlos Gonzalez from the outfield, but they may try him out at first base this spring.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Rays To Acquire Corey Dickerson From Rockies
The Rays will reportedly acquire Corey Dickerson from the Rockies in exchange for Jake McGee.

A.J. Cassavell/MLB

Rockies Aren't 'Especially Aggressive' In Pursuit Of Yovani Gallardo
It had previously been reported that Colorado was a finalist to sign Gallardo.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Rockies Considering Run At Yovani Gallardo
Searching for upgrades to their rotation and bullpen, the Rockies are now considering a run at Yovani Gallardo, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Sources: Rockies To Part Ways With Kyle Parker
The Rockies are expected to part ways with Kyle Parker, who was their top pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, according to sources.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Rockies Getting Calls About Surplus Outfielders
The Rockies have a surplus of outfielders and are listening to offers as the offseason progresses.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Parra Agrees To Three-Year, $27.5M Deal With Rockies
The 28-year-old is a two-time Gold Glove winner who can play all three outfield positions.


Gerardo Parra Seeking Three-Year Deal
The Rockies are reportedly one of a few teams interested in the outfielder and a decision could come soon.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Discipline For Chapman, Puig, Reyes Expected Before March 1
The three players all face possible suspensions for recent domestic violence incidents.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cardinals Interested In Colorado's Outfielders
Carlos Gonzalez, who turned 30 in October, hits better at Coors Field and may not be a realistic target for the Cardinals.

Benjamin Hochman/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rockies, Adam Ottavino Agree To Three-Year, $10.4M
Adam Ottavino, 30, underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in May.

Associated Press

Mark Reynolds Hopes To Rekindle Power At Coors Field
The Rockies have finalized a one-year, $2.5 million deal with Mark Reynolds.

Associated Press

Mariners Pushing Hard To Deal Mark Trumbo
Seattle has talked to the Rockies about Mark Trumbo.

Greg Johns/MLB

Cubs Acquire Rex Brothers From Rockies
The Cubs have acquired Rex Brothers from the Rockies in exchange for left-hander Wander Cabrera.

Carrie Muskat/MLB

Rockies Designate Axford For Assignment; Sign Barnes To One-Year Deal
The Rockies signed outfielder Brandon Barnes to a one-year contract on Friday.

Report: Jose Reyes Arrested For Domestic Abuse
Jose Reyes was reportedly arrested on Oct. 31 in Maui after allegedly grabbing his wife, Katherine, by the throat and shoving her into the sliding glass door of their hotel room at the Four Seasons Re


Rockies To Retain Entire Staff Under Walt Weiss
Weiss confirmed two weeks ago that he will return for the final year of his contract after the manager met with general manager Jeff Bridich.

Nick Groke/Denver Post

Walt Weiss Will Return To Rockies In 2016
Rockies players campaigned for Walt Weiss in the final days of the season.