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Rockies Place Fogg On 15-Day DL, Recall Speier From Colorado Springs

The Rockies put right-handed pitcher Josh Fogg on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a strained left groin.

Colorado called up righty Ryan Speier from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Fogg was injured while running to first base on a bunt attempt in his start last Tuesday in Arizona. The move is retroactive to May 23.

Fogg is 1-5 this season with a 4.53 ERA in 10 appearances.

Via AP

Bonds Hits 746th Home Run

Barry Bonds broke out of a lengthy home run slump Sunday, hitting his 746th career homer in the sixth inning against Colorado to pull within nine of Hank Aaron's career record 755.

Bonds hesitated slightly to watch the 2-1 pitch from Taylor Buchholz sail over the center-field wall for his 12th homer of the year and first in 15 games since a shot off the Mets' Tom Glavine on May 8. The two-run shot pulled the Giants within 4-3. Buchholz became the 439th different pitcher to surrender a home run to the seven-time NL MVP, who earlier ended an 0-for-17 stretch with a leadoff single in the fourth.

Via Yahoo.com / KNBR 680 / RealGM.com

Yankees Interested In Helton

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters this week that although trades are always possible, nothing is warm right now. Still, multiple scouts said Wednesday the Yankees are interested in Rockies first baseman Todd Helton and closer Brian Fuentes, though nothing is brewing.

If the Rockies don't rebound, many teams will be calling to see if they want to unload salaries.

Via Denver Post

Rockies And Marlins Swap Struggling Pitchers

Realizing they couldn't solve their pitching problems, the Rockies and Marlins settled for swapping them Sunday.

The Rockies sent Byung-Hyun Kim to Florida for fellow righty Jorge Julio. "It's a trade of one guy struggling for another guy struggling," Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said. "There are not a lot of players available in the game right now. We got a guy with a track record of doing all right."

Via AP

Griffey Hits 567th Home Run, Moves Within Two Of Palmeiro

Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 567th homer Friday night, a solo shot off the Rockies' Jason Hirsch that moved him closer to ninth place on the career list.

The Reds' outfielder is two behind Rafael Palmeiro. Hirsch was the 361st pitcher to give up a homer to Griffey.

Via AP

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