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DENVER – Following a second-straight playoff appearance in 2018, Colorado lost a quartet of players to free agency at the combined cost of $54.75MM: Adam Ottavino (three-years, $27MM), DJ LeMahieu (two-years, $24MM), Carlos González (one-year, $2MM) and Gerardo Parra (one-year, $1.75 MM). This offseason, only two players will be free agents: C Drew Butera and 1B Yonder Alonso. Originally acquired…...

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Home is often where the heart is.  But when your career involves being an athlete for hire, you have to go where the opportunity takes you.  Those who spend the beginning of their career in one place grow as a person and as a professional, making a connection with the people and places. This becomes a home in some shape...

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When Colorado signed a minor-league deal with Yonder Alonso on July 10, the 32-year-old had batted .178 in 258 at bats with the Chicago White Sox and the deal appeared to be of minimal consequence for both sides. The Rockies front office and manager Bud Black knew Alonso had more good baseball left in him, especially as the latter had...

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For the second straight contest against the Cincinnati Reds, the Colorado Rockies were unable to come up with the big hit with men on base, going 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position in a 3-2 loss. Sunday’s starter Peter Lambert continues to show strides toward becoming a very promising MLB pitcher. One tough inning derailed his outing from being an...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a back-and-forth Game One of a day-night doubleheader between Colorado and Washington, it was mostly a case of good news, bad news for the Rockies. Jon Gray gave up only a run through four innings, but exited early after a right calf injury from a line drive. Rockies manufactured two runs in a low-scoring affair, but...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amidst the dog days of summer and a season-long ten-game road trip, the temperatures in the capitol allowed a brief respite from the sauna-like conditions over the weekend. However, the Nationals still turned on the heat from pitch number one through an eight-run rally in the seventh. Something else was in the air Tuesday night as both starters...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Nationals, the Rockies made a few transactions, including one that welcomes a new face to the big league roster. Colorado announced the selection of first baseman Yonder Alonso from Triple-A Albuquerque. Signed as a Minor League free agent on July 10 by the Rockies after his release from the Chicago...

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Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk. The Colorado Rockies gave away enough free passes to the Padres that they basically were forced to win the game on Tuesday night at Coors Field. Tyler Matzek, the Rockies starter, pitched five innings and gave the Padres six free passes. He was frequently behind in the count and once again struggled with his command....

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The San Diego Chargers put up a couple of touchdowns and the Broncos could only muster a field goal…wait, this was baseball? Jorge De La Rosa’s 2015 debut went about as bad as anyone could have imagined. Maybe worse. The Rockies ace went just two innings, giving up nine runs on seven hits. Two of those were unearned. The line...

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