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On Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies announced a series of moves to create room on the 40-man roster and free up some money on the 2020 payroll. Three players were placed on waivers and subsequently claimed: LHP Tyler Anderson (San Francisco Giants), LHP Sam Howard (Pittsburgh Pirates) and INF Pat Valaika (Baltimore Orioles). RHP Chad Bettis cleared outright waivers and elected…...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! Just about everything has been going the way of the Los Angeles Dodgers…...

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DENVER – When it rains, it pours. And right now, it’s raining trips to the trainer’s room for the Colorado Rockies since the beginning of April’s showers. It began with pitchers Antonio Senzatela (blister infection and right heel) and Chris Rusin (mid-back strain) opening the season on the Injured List (IL). Beginning on April 1, the Rockies suffered the biggest…

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…

On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman looks at a few more intriguing spring training performances. What has Colton Welker done for his long term future with the organization? Has Pat Valaika gotten back into the mix for a bench role to begin the season? And what can we learn about him and these types of games from…...

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DENVER – One of the truisms across all professional sports is that when teams are performing well they are getting contributions from everyone; the proverbial “it’s a different guy every night.” On this night at Coors Field, in front of another capacity crowd, Pat Valaika was that guy. Optioned to Triple-A earlier in the season after he was unable to…...

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Hear from the Colorado Rockies after their 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in the first game of the Fourth of July series. Manager Bud Black shares some thoughts on the road trip, Jon Gray’s demotion and two spectacular pitching performances, then breaks down the win including another brilliant outing from Kyle Freeland and some key contributions off the…...

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One day after DJ LeMahieu seemingly willed his Colorado Rockies to victory with a tremendous individual performance, Tyler Anderson paid homage to his teammate with his club’s most sparkling pitching performance of the season. In the longest outing of his career and the longest by any Rockies pitcher so far this season, Anderson was spectacular in his eight innings of…...

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DENVER — The Colorado Rockies got their second baseman and oft-leadoff hitter back today from the disabled list, as they activated DJ LeMahieu. Pat Valaika has been optioned to Triple-A to make room on the 25-man roster. LeMahieu was placed on the disabled list on April 30, three days after exiting the first game of the club’s road trip in the…...

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Colorado Rockies utility man Pat Valaika will miss the next few weeks with an oblique strain.

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As we continue our breakdown of the 2018 Rockies position by position, today we look at perhaps the most polarizing two spots on the roster: middle infield. With incumbents Trevor Story and DJ LeMahieu returning to starting roles at shortstop and second base, respectively, double-play turns will look similar this season. The tandem will undoubtedly be a source of rational…...

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The Colorado Rockies have a plethora of promising options the provide a boost of the bench.

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Don't forget the important role that Pat Valaika plays for the Colorado Rockies.

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The Blake Street Bombers had a below average August record of 8-12, including losing four straight, heading into Thursday’s afternoon matchup against the Kansas City Royals. The Rockies, who lost in walk-off fashion the night before on a Greg Holland blown save, were down 2-0 in the top of the sixth when Raimel Tapia got the ball rolling with a…...

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That's when Pat Valaika strode in.

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On a Friday night where stud Colorado Rockies rookie Kyle Freeland took the hill the club got a beautifully pitched game, just not from him.

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Colorado Rockies utility man Pat Valaika has quickly emerged as one of the best bench bats in MLB.

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