Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Rockies Move Jorge Da La Rosa To Bullpen

May 26, 2016 8:40 AM

The Colorado Rockies have moved Jorge De La Rosa to the bullpen as he continues to struggle this season.

Chris Rusin will replace De La Rosa in the starting rotation.

Walt Weiss said the move gives De La Rosa an opportunity "to get right" with a 11.14 ERA through six starts.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

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Ryan Vogelsong Hit In Head By Pitch, Carted Off

May 23, 2016 2:54 PM

Ryan Vogelsong left PNC Park in an ambulance after being struck in the head by a pitch on Monday afternoon.

A 92-mph fastball from the Colorado Rockies' Jordan Lyles rode up and appeared to contact Vogelsong's head under his visor as the pitcher batted with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning.

Vogelsong fell to the ground and stayed there until he was attended to by Pittsburgh head athletic trainer Todd Tomcyzk. It was not clear if Vogelsong ever lost consciousness.


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Teams Reportedly Interested In Trading For Jose Reyes

May 13, 2016 3:34 PM

Jose Reyes has generated some trade interest around the league despite a looming suspension that is expected to be "at least" 60 games in length.

Reyes has a significant amount left on his contract with the Colorado Rockies -- nearly $40 million through 2017.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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Jose Reyes Could Face Suspension Of At Least 60 Games

May 9, 2016 10:10 AM

Jose Reyes could face a suspension of at least 60 games under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, according to a report.

Some sources have indicated that Reyes could be sidelined for closer to 80 games.

A suspension has been rumored ever since an alleged incident between Reyes and his wife took place in Hawaii last November. Criminal charges against Reyes were dropped in March since Reyes' wife wasn't willing to participate in the case.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Rockies Score 13 Runs In Record-Setting Inning

May 6, 2016 7:32 AM

The Colorado Rockies set a franchise record with a 13-run fifth inning in their 17-7 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

Trevor Story led off the inning with a home run and Nolan Arenado also went deep in the inning.

"I was looking to start off the inning by getting on base," Story said. "I happened to hit a home run. Innings like that are always fun."

It's the most runs scored in an inning by any team since the Arizona Diamondbacks scored 13 in the fourth against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 11, 2010.

"It's very surprising," Arenado said. "You never see that here. They have a playoff team and good pitching."

Associated Press

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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.

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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
The 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 Brewers.


MLB Waiting For Case To Play Out Before Ruling On Jose Reyes
Rob Manfred won't decide on how to discipline Jose Reyes until the Rockies shortstop's domestic violence case plays out in court.

Associated Press

Walt Weiss Takes Issue With Troy Tulowitzki's 'Country Club' Comment
Troy Tulowitzki said prefers his new spring training home with the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida, to the 140-acre complex that the Rockies and the Diamondbacks share in Arizona.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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


Rockies, DJ LeMahieu Agree To Two-Year Deal
DJ LeMahieu will earn $3 million in 2016 and $4.8 million in 2017.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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