Rockies Rumors & News

  • Report: The Rockies are moving their Triple-A team from Colorado Springs to Albuquerque

    Hardball Talk "There is going to be a big shuffle in PCL Triple-A affiliations this year. We’ve already heard that the A’s and Sacramento are parting ways. Now comes a report from KUSA’s Andy McDonnell that the Rockies are going to end their 21-year affiliation with Colorado Springs in favor of pairing up with..." September 17

  • Rockies manager Walt Weiss takes lumps but will never quit

    Denver Post "As Walt Weiss sat with his back to a rock-hard wall in the Rockies' dugout, where he has suffered through a summer of bad luck and worse baseball, the 50-year-old manager forced a grin and asked a visitor: "How you doing? You doing better than me? I'm betting you are." The Rockies have flirted..." September 17

  • Rockies end 7-game skid, down Dodgers behind Matzek, Dickerson

    Denver Post "Yasiel Puig took ball three from Tyler Matzek, a pitch just outside in the fifth inning. Puig dodged a Tommy Kahnle fastball near his ear in the sixth for ball three. Twice the Los Angeles Dodgers bomber drew a nail-gnawing full count with runs waiting to score. And twice Puig went away in a..." September 17

  • Cards' magic number at 10 after sweeping Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The magic number is 10 for the Cardinals' second straight National League Central Division title and eighth outright (plus one tie) since 2000. A 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Sunday at Busch Stadium finished off a three-game sweep for the Cardinals, who maintained their 3 1/2 game division..." September 15

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    Rockies PR @RockiesPR

    #Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado is replaced by Rafael Ynoa in 4th. Will pass along an update on Arenado when available

  • Rockies expect first baseman Justin Morneau to return soon to lineup

    Denver Post "Justin Morneau's quest for the National League batting title is on hold for a couple of days. The Rockies first baseman injured his left side Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals and was not in the lineup Saturday. The initial diagnosis was an intercostal injury (strained muscles in..." September 14

  • Cards hang on in 9th to win over Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Whether he pitched well, poorly, or of mediocre timber, Shelby Miller did not, could not win. Over a span of 15 starts from June 14 through Sept. 3, Miller, who earlier had a six-game victory streak, won just once with four losses and an almost incomprehensible 10 no-decisions. Yadier Molina,..." September 14

  • Justin Morneau strains intercostal "Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who is second in the race for the National League batting crown, suffered a left intercostal strain Friday and is listed as day-to-day. The 33-year-old Morneau, whose average fell to .315 in a 5-1 loss to the Cardinals, left in the sixth inning ...." September 13

  • Wainwright wins 18th as Cards soar over Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On a chilly night at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals beat the visiting Colorado Rockies 5-1 . Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (18-9) pitched eight strong innings, scattering six hits and striking out eight. With his 18th victory, Wainwright tied Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto and Los Angeles' Clayton..." September 13

  • Mets win fourth straight game as Rafael Montero snags first win

    New York Daily News "Only the Mets could manage to overshadow their own success. Rafael Montero picked up his first major-league win as the Mets finished off a sweep of the Rockies with a 2-0 win at a nearly empty Citi Field. The Mets won their fourth straight, tying their season-high winning streak. They ended the..." September 11

  • Curtis Granderson, Wilmer Flores drive in runs in 9th inning as Mets beat Rockies

    New York Daily News "Wilmer Flores continues to keep himself in the conversation for 2015. Hours after Sandy Alderson said Flores was a “absolutely,” a viable option for the Mets at shortstop next season, Flores drove in the game-winning run in the Mets 3-2 win over the Rockies at Citi Field. It was Flores’..." September 09

  • Rockies complete three-game sweep of Padres with another shutout

    Denver Post "The Rockies are super late to the party, but at least they're tasting a bit of success as their miserable season winds down. Playing their best baseball since mid-June, the Rockies blanked San Diego 6-0 on a perfect September Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. The victory completed their first..." September 08

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies @WilinRosario coming off DL today. @mcuddy3 due to return Tuesday.

  • Wieland struggles, Pads fall in extras

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Six pitches into his first major league start in exactly 28 months, Joe Wieland had to wait. Fifty-six seconds later, a call was overturned, a single changed to a groundout. Twenty-eight months ago, instant replay did not exist, at least not in its current, expanded form. After more than two..." September 07

  • Tyler Matzek pitches Rockies' best outing of 2014 over Padres at Coors Field

    Denver Post "Tyler Matzek flew through nine innings of work Friday night at Coors Field and only paused early on when San Diego's Rymer Liriano hit a routine line-drive single to right field in the third inning. It gave the batter enough time to round first base and look at his work. Hopefully he enjoyed..." September 06

  • Rockies rip four home runs to win series finale against Giants

    Denver Post "Ryan Vogelsong sailed along through four innings on a hot, sunny and nearly cloudless Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field. In other words, he was in deep trouble, especially with young Rockies sluggers Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado swinging hot bats. With 90-degree temperatures juicing..." September 04

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    Colorado Rockies @Rockies

    Pending league approval, #Rockies & LHP Jorge De La Rosa have agreed to a 2-year extension through 2016.

  • Nolan Reimold's blast helps Diamondbacks pull away from Rockies

    Arizona Republic "After a quiet night at the plate Saturday, the Diamondbacks bats were resurrected Sunday to pull out a win over the Rockies to claim the series in front of 22,948 at Chase Field. The win for right-hander Chase Anderson was his first since Aug. 8 after he posted a no-decision and consecutive..." September 01

  • Tyler Matzek tosses seven shutout innings in Rockies' win over Arizona

    Denver Post "For one night, at least, a glimpse into the future looked very promising for the Rockies on Saturday. And for a nice change of pace, the present wasn't too bad, either. With left-hander Tyler Matzek on the mound, the Rockies shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 at Chase Field. How good..." August 31

  • Jake Lamb's grand slam leads Diamondbacks over Rockies

    Arizona Republic "In a competition of who could spoil a brilliant-but-abbreviated outing from their starting pitcher first, the Colorado Rockies bullpen managed to out-stink its Diamondbacks counterpart, handing 3B Jake Lamb his first career grand slam and the Diamondbacks a win Friday at Chase..." August 30

  • Petit sets record while pitching Giants to 4-1 win over Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "For a man of faith, there are no coincidences. Less than a year ago, Yusmeiro Petit was a strike away from a perfect game and he lost it. When the Giants' swingman started in place of a struggling Tim Lincecum on Thursday, he needed to retire the first eight Rockies to set the big-league record..." August 29

  • De La Rosa is blocked on waivers "The starting pitching market, about as thin as could get as Monday's deadline for setting postseason rosters approaches, is a bit thinner with the revelation that Rockies lefthander Jorge De La Rosa has been claimed and blocked on waivers. It isn't known when De La Rosa was claimed, but sources..." August 29

  • Posey, Giants walk off in ninth over Rockies

    CSN Bay Area "It’s official now. The Giants are strapped to Buster Posey’s back, and the grade isn’t proving too steep. Just as the Colorado Rockies began to buzz around like mosquitoes, pestering the Giants with another late-inning comeback, Posey stepped to the plate and announced he simply wasn’t having..." August 28

  • Morneau staying in Colorado after Rockies turn down Brewers' offer "The first-place Milwaukee Brewers won the claim on Justin Morneau, the current NL batting average leader, but were unable to acquire him. The Brewers made an offer of unknown players to the Rockies for Morneau after getting the claim, but Colorado apparently didn't believe it was good value for..." August 28

  • Giants' Madison Bumgarner shuts out Rockies

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner and AT&T Park haven't been on friendly terms for much of 2014, but Tuesday night they very nearly aligned perfectly in a 3-0 win. The 25-year-old left-hander came within six outs of the second perfect game in franchise history, retiring 21 consecutive batters until Colorado's..." August 27

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    The @Rockies place LHP Boone Logan and C Wilin Rosario on 15-day DL.

  • Rockies top Marlins in thrilling extra inning win at Coors Field

    Denver Post "One hundred losses. It's baseball's version of The Scarlet Letter. In their first 21 seasons, the Rockies never suffered the ignominy of triple digits in the loss column. They came close in 2012, when they finished 64-98. Two seasons later, the specter hovers again. "It's extremely..." August 24

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies Michael Cuddyer taking swings in cage now. He's been doing fielding drills to test injured left hamstring; hopes to play tomorrow

  • Marlins get hits from eight players, RBI from six in win over Rockies

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "As any manager who's suffer through wild run-scoring games at Coors Field can attest, it's not the hits and homers that kill you. It's the walks. The Rockies won the home run battle 2-1 Friday, but they walked nine to the Marlins' two, helping the visitors to a 13-5 win to open the three-game..." August 23

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies placed Michael Cuddyer on revocable waivers Sunday, but pulled him back after he experienced hamstring discomfort. Won’t be traded.

  • Jorge De La Rosa improves to 9-2 in 13 starts at Coors Field

    Denver Post "Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa has found a home sweet home on the Front Range. Although his team owns the worst record in the National League, he departed Wednesday night's 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals with a 13-8 record and 4.21 ERA. He has a legitimate chance to surpass his..." August 21

  • Omar Infante comes through as Royals streak past Rockies

    Kansas City Star "On the plane ride into Colorado, as Monday evening segued into Tuesday morning, Ned Yost celebrated his 60th birthday. His team arrived at its hotel at 2 a.m. He awoke the next morning still the steward of a first-place club and a manager suddenly incapable of missteps. He crafted his Royals..." August 20

  • Carlos Gonzalez has knee surgery, may miss start of spring training

    Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez said "everything went perfect" with surgery on his left knee Monday in Vail, but the Rockies outfielder might be looking at a rehab that will make him late for spring training. Gonzalez will be in a walking brace for three weeks with limit mobility. And his rehab will take..." August 20

  • Cuddyer hits for second career cycle "At the start of Spring Training, before the disabled list became the place to find the Rockies' stars, Michael Cuddyer was more than just a fine example of cerebral hitting. His batting practice became team policy. As the rounds go, specific swings are devoted to specific situations. Move a..." August 18

  • Rockies retire Helton's No. 17 jersey

    USA Today "Todd Helton brought the crowd at Coors Field to its feet again Sunday when the Colorado Rockies retired the No. 17 jersey of their longtime first baseman. Helton, a career .316 hitter, retired after last season following a stellar 17-year career, all with the Rockies. He is the first player in..." August 17

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    Rockies PR @RockiesPR

    #Rockies roster moves: Cuddyer reinstated from DL, Brooks Brown recalled, Tommy Kahnle placed on 15-day DL (R Shoulder inflammation)...

  • Broken water main near Coors postpones game "Saturday night's Rockies-Reds game was postponed because of a broken water main at 20th and Blake -- the intersection where Coors Field is located. The Denver Office of Emergency Management requested the game be postponed at about 6:50 p.m., or about 40 minutes after the scheduled start time...." August 17

  • Reds' 9th inning rally salvages Cueto's effort againt Rockies

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto has almost singlehandedly kept the Reds from completing drifting out of the contention. Consider: The Reds are 10-17 since the All-Star Break. They are 5-1 in his starts. He had not lost since July 2. He is 7-0 with a 2.24 ERA since that loss. Cueto and the Reds beat the..." August 16

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    Colorado Rockies @Rockies

    #Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki had successful surgery on his left hip today.

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    Rockies PR @RockiesPR

    #Rockies LHP Franklin Morales will not start tonight, expecting the birth of his child. Matt Belisle will start in his place

  • Charlie Culberson belts three-run HR to give Rockies 7-3 win over Cincinnati

    Denver Post "The post-Tulo part of the Rockies 2014 season started Thursday at Coors Field with a welcoming barrage of bat shards and a bombed home run. Charlie Culberson, Colorado's backup everything utilityman, entered the Rockies lineup playing shortstop in place of Josh Rutledge. That sentence alone..." August 15

  • CarGo to have surgery on left knee on Monday "One day after Troy Tulowitzki's season officially came to an end, the Rockies' next injury domino fell Thursday night as the team announced Carlos Gonzalez will undergo surgery on his left patella tendon on Monday. The operation will be performed by Dr. Tom Hackett in Frisco, Colo. Expected..." August 15

  • Padres Sweep Rockies In Slugfest

    Gaslamp Ball "The Padres sure seem unstoppable right now. The offense is clicking, making up for the (very minor) shortcomings of pitching, and the defense has hung so many stars lately that you could make an accurate model of the Milky Way. Tonight's highlight is certainly Rymer Liriano's towering home run..." August 14

  • Troy Tulowitzki to undergo season-ending surgery on left hip

    Yahoo! Sports "The Colorado Rockies season of misery and discontent seems to be without boundaries. With each new day comes a new low, and the latest blow to their battered pysche came on Wednesday when it was reported that All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will undergo labral repair surgery on his left hip..." August 14

  • Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez is likely done for the season after playing in just 70 games

    Denver Post "Troy Tulowitzki is done for the season and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is likely done, too, after playing in just 70 games. The Rockies' outfielder underwent another examination Wednesday on his aching left knee. The MRI revealed more damage than a previous test, so Gonzalez will consult with..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Padres score fourth consecutive win with 4-1 decision over Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A distinct flavor has permeated the Padres’ clubhouse in recent days. It can be heard among teammates bonded by the universal language of baseball. It can be seen among baseball players with a shared flair for the game. Tuesday, it was visible at nearly every quadrant of the Petco Park field...." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Rockies sign RHP Josh Roenicke to minor league deal. He will head to AAA Colorado Springs.

  • Anderson slated for back surgery Thursday "Rockies left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson will undergo surgery to repair a disk in his lower back Thursday in Phoenix, head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said Monday. Anderson left an Aug. 5 start against the Cubs after three innings with back pain, and the issue did not improve with rest and..." August 12