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Rockies Sign Ryan Howard To Minor League Deal

Aug 12, 2017 5:52 PM

The Colorado Rockies have signed Ryan Howard to a minor league contract.

Howard signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves in April and was released after one month.

Howard had an OPS of .710 with 25 home runs in 2016 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Greg Holland Day-To-Day After Cutting Finger

Aug 3, 2017 1:15 AM

Rockies closer Greg Holland cut the index finger on his right throwing hand in a kitchen accident and is day to day, manager Bud Black said.

Holland leads the majors with 33 saves for Colorado, which is tied for the top wild-card spot in the National League.

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Mets Promote Amed Rosario, Will Make MLB Debut Tuesday

Jul 31, 2017 6:28 PM

The Mets are promoting shortstop Amed Rosario from Triple-A, general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday.

Rosario is the top-ranked prospect in Major League Baseball, according to ESPN's Keith Law. Rosario will make his big league debut Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies and will be in the starting lineup.

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Multiple Teams Have Interest In Tigers' Justin Wilson

Jul 30, 2017 10:22 PM

Detroit spent Sunday evening narrowing their list of suitors for lefty reliever Justin Wilson, with the potential of a deal Sunday night or Monday morning.

Five teams remain in the mix for Wilson, according to an industry source. The Astros are considered the favorites, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, but the Nationals and Cubs also remain in the hunt according to MLB.com's Phil Rogers and other sources. MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs are heavily involved in talks.

Other teams that have been linked at some point to Wilson include the Rockies, Rays, Dodgers, Red Sox, Brewers, Indians and Yankees.

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Rockies Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Rangers

Jul 30, 2017 10:09 PM

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a deal to acquire Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy for a player to be named.

Lucroy, a two-time All-Star catcher, joined Texas last season after a trade-deadline deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

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Rockies Acquire Pat Neshek From Phillies

Jul 27, 2017 8:17 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Pat Neshek to the Colorado Rockies for three minor league players.

Philadelphia received shortstop Jose Gomez and right-handers Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer in the deal.

Neshek goes from the 35-64 Phillies to the 58-44 Rockies, who are in the thick of the playoff race.

"It's exciting," Neshek said. "You jump right into a playoff race. That's a great team with a great offense.

"It's bittersweet, too. I enjoyed my time here. These guys are some of the better guys I've played with, and this is one of my favorite places I've been. There's a lot of emotion."

Colorado's bullpen ranks 25th in the majors with a 4.53 ERA.

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Rockies Interested In Catcher, Bullen Upgrades

Jul 26, 2017 7:33 AM

The Colorado Rockies are looking for upgrades at catcher and in the bullpen.

Colorado has interest in Jonathan Lucroy of the Texas Rangers, as well as Kurt Suzuki (Atlanta Braves) and Alex Avila (Detroit Tigers).

Avila, Lucroy and Suzuki will all be free agents at the end of the season.

The Rockies have also scouted Detroit's Justin Wilson as they look for relief help.

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Rockies 'Poking Around' Market For Starting Pitchers

Jul 18, 2017 4:08 PM

The Colorado Rockies are in the playoff hunt and are "poking around" the market for help in the starting rotation.

Colorado has a bevy of starting options, but many carry more promise than current production.

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Rockies Interested In Deal For J.D. Martinez

Jul 17, 2017 7:40 AM

The Colorado Rockies are in playoff contention and have interest in dealing for J.D. Martinez, according to a report.

Martinez could be valuable in the National League West because of the high number of left-handed starters in the division.

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Rockies Place Tyler Chatwood On DL

Jul 16, 2017 2:06 PM

The slumping Rockies got a key cog in their lineup back Sunday but took a hit to their starting rotation.

The Rockies activated outfielder/first baseman Ian Desmond from the disabled list but placed right-hander Tyler Chatwood on the 10-day DL in a corresponding move.

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Rockies Looking For Relief Help
The Rockies are looking for relief help as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

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Arenado Completes Cycle With Walk-Off, Three-Run HR
The Rockies rallied to beat the Giants by the score of 7-5 on Sunday afternoon.

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Jon Gray Could Rejoin Rockies Next Week
Jon 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
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.

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

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Nationals To Place Strasburg On Paternity Leave
Stephen Strasburg could start next weekend at home against the Mets.

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Clayton Kershaw Calls Tyler Anderson's Pregame Walk 'Disrespectful'
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 Dodgers and Rockies.

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

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Ian Desmond To Have Surgery On Left Hand
Ian Desmond will undergo surgery to repair the second metacarpal in his left hand on Wednesday.

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Ian Desmond Suffers Broken Left Hand
Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond was hit by a pitch from Reds right-hander Rookie Davis on Sunday.

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Rockies Hold Archery Contest To Break Monotony
Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland won the novel archery event on Sunday.

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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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