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Tony Wolters has yet to celebrate his 27th birthday. Drafted 87th overall as a high school shortstop, it wasn’t until his fourth season as a professional that Wolters picked up the tools of ignorance. And yet somehow, he’s already played in over 200 games, logged more than 700 plate appearances, and achieved one of the biggest hits in the Rockies…...

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During Sunday’s loss to the Marlins, the Rockies announced that RP Rayan González had not only been sent to Double-A Hartford, but optioned off the 40-man roster creating yet another available spot. In the the previous weekend during a matter of 24 hours, outfielder Mike Tauchman was traded to the Yankees and catcher Tom Murphy was waived; this created two…...

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Just when it seemed the presence of Mr. Barrels would be missing on the 2019 Colorado Rockies, an unforseen injury has brought him back with his brothers. After a delayed start to 2018 that limited Daniel Murphy to 91 games because of knee surgery, the first baseman will now deal with his first stint on the Injured List with Colorado…...

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Before the Rockies got a chance to really display their new $24MM purchase, an unfortunate injury will force them put him back in the display case for another day joining reliever Chris Rusin and starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela. Signed in large part because of his postseason resume and swing that plays perfectly for the confines of Coors Field, Daniel Murphy…

With a 2-0 start to the 2019 season and their first consecutive victory at Marlins Park in the same calendar year, the Colorado Rockies have a lot of positives to reflect upon. Starting Pitching Opening Day ace Kyle Freeland was perfect going into the fourth inning, retiring eleven straight batters – four on strikeouts – to start the game. He…...

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Thursday’s first pitch in Miami welcomes the 2019 season for the Colorado Rockies and their pursuit of the first National League West pennant in team history. With last year’s successful starting rotation back to help challenge the franchise record of 92 wins, not to mention the addition of a methodical hitter in Daniel Murphy and the rise of young players…...

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On Saturday, the Rockies traded outfielder Mike Tauchman to the Yankees for pitcher Phillip Diehl. After spending the last two years as part of the 40-man roster and even making the Opening Day roster in 2018, Tauchman, 28, seemed blocked for playing time behind the likes of Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl and Raimel Tapia. Also, it’s becoming more clear that…...

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ALBUQUERQUE, Nm. -The last time the Colorado Rockies sent out a starting pitcher that didn’t have a pedigree linked to the Albuquerque Isotopes was September 25, 2017. Tyler Chatwood made the start that day and since then Colorado has played 168 consecutive games with an Isotopes alum on the hill. On Opening Day 2019, Kyle Freeland will make the streak…...

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The most nerve-racking moment of a whirlwind season for DJ Johnson didn’t even come in a game in which he pitched. It wasn’t his debut or appearing in the postseason, he tells BSN Denver, but the first time he warmed up in San Francisco. “I kept throwing the ball to the backstop,” he says, admitting that as anxious as he…...

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On Thursday, Major League Baseball and the Player’s Association announced some rule changes starting immediately and several others to begin in 2020. The impact is expected to help reduce the average time of games while also improving the overall image of the sport. The two sides also announced there will be an open dialogue in addressing certain economic concerns of…...

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Scottsdale, Arizona – Back in December during one of the slowest parts of another sluggish offseason, Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Rabago was busy becoming a member of three major league organizations in the span of only a few hours. When the carousel of transactions stopped, Rabago was back home with the club that he had spent his entire professional life.…...

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Scottsdale, AZ – With the bridge between the bullpen at large and Rockies’ closer Wade Davis in question after Adam Ottavino’s signing with the New York Yankees, several candidates have emerged as favorites to hold down the eighth inning. Reliever Seunghwan Oh, acquired in late July for first baseman Chad Spanberger, outfielder Forrest Wall and reliever Bryan Baker, posted a…

Scottsdale, AZ – The scene inside the Rockies clubhouse for Daniel Murphy’s arrival at the Salt River Fields baseball complex today was rather unlike his previous experiences in New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. When the veteran infielder first appeared in front of his locker, he was descended upon by a scrum of reporters totaling just three. The former Chicago…...

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Scottsdale, AZ – Even outside of the excitement contained within Wednesday’s twenty-four hours of wall-to-wall sports coverage, it has been a rather good time to be a Colorado sports fans in the capital city. Between the acquisition of a quarterback via trade, the late-game tip-in winner with 0.3 seconds left on the clock, and the first pop of the catcher’s…...

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Scottsdale – Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black confirmed on Thursday in a media session in the early days of spring training camp that veteran Ian Desmond, who spent a majority of last season at first base for the club, will be seen mostly in 2019 patrolling center field. “He’ll be primarily in the outfield… more as a center fielder,” Black…

DENVER – Fans across the Rocky Mountain region have been making their personal fantasy starting lineups for Colorado since the Daniel Murphy signing took place and pushed Ian Desmond off first base and into the final spot in the outfield. With Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, and David Dahl returning to their respective starting positions and each night’s starting catcher…...

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DENVER – The biggest coaching question this offseason for the Colorado Rockies was centered on Duane Espy’s replacement after his three-year stint as hitting coach. Once Dave Magadan, a veteran of sixteen seasons as a player and seventeen more as a hitting coach, was selected in mid-December, the remaining interest dealt with coaches of the organizations younger players. Since then,…...

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Denver – With Larry Walker making a big leap in the 2019 voting in his penultimate year on the ballot and Todd Helton making a good first showing with nine more opportunities on the way, it stands to reason that these gentlemen will be the first two members of the Colorado Rockies organization enshrined in the Hall of Fame in…...

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