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2 years 5 months ago

Rockies claim RHP Ottavino off waivers

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have claimed right-handed pitcher Adam Ottavino off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Rockies optioned the 26-year-old former first-round draft pick to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Ottavino has an 0-2 record with an 8.46 ERA in five career major league games for St. Louis,...

2 years 8 months ago

Betancourt signs 2-year extension with Rockies

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies and right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt have agreed on a new contract that runs through 2013 with an option for 2014. The 36-year-old Betancourt was already under contract for this season and had a $4.25 million mutual option for 2013. The Denver Post reported recently...

2 years 8 months ago

Rockies trade Reynolds for Tracy's son

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have acquired a minor league infielder that manager Jim Tracy loves - his son. Chad Tracy was traded from the Texas Rangers to Colorado on Thursday for right-hander Greg Reynolds, the No. 2 selection in the 2006 amateur draft out of Stanford. The 26-year-old...

2 years 9 months ago

Rockies trade Street

DALLAS (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have sent closer Huston Street and cash to the San Diego Padres. The Rockies get a player to be named and cash in the trade announced Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings. The 28-year-old Street had 29 saves in 33 chances for Colorado in 2011....

2 years 9 months ago

Rockies trade Iannetta

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels have acquired catcher Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies in a trade for right-hander Tyler Chatwood. The Angels dealt a top pitching prospect Wednesday to acquire Iannetta, the latest candidate to solve the club's catching woes. Iannetta batted .238 last season with...

2 years 10 months ago

Giambi will remain with Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Jason Giambi and the Colorado Rockies have exercised their mutual option on his $1 million contract for 2012. The 40-year-old slugger hit .260 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs in 131 at-bats as Todd Helton's backup last season. He hit a home run once every 10 at-bats...

2 years 11 months ago

Tulo nominated for Hank Aaron Award

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have made shortstop Troy Tulowitzki their nominee for the Hank Aaron Award. Each team has nominated someone for the award for most outstanding offensive player. Fans can vote through Sunday for an American League winner and a National League winner. Winners will be announced...

3 years 16 hours ago

Rockies in for makeover after failures of 2011

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies spent 38 days in first place before the trap door swung open and sent them plummeting to the most disappointing season in their history. Colorado committed $273 million to contracts last offseason, including deals that locked up young stars Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez....

3 years 2 weeks ago

Rockies catcher suspended 100 games

NEW YORK (AP) - Colorado catcher Eliezer Alfonzo has become the first player suspended twice under the Major League Baseball drug program and will serve a 100-game suspension. Alfonzo was penalized Wednesday by the commissioner's office for a second violation. He was suspended for 50 games in April 2008 while...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Rockies make several moves as rosters expand

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have promoted infielder Jordan Pacheco and right-hander Jim Miller from Triple-A Colorado Springs, and brought up catcher Wilin Rosario from Double-A Tulsa. Pacheco and Rosario are slated to make their major league debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The Rockies also announced...

3 years 1 month ago

White will make Rockies debut Tuesday

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have activated right-hander Alex White from the 60-day disabled list to start against the Houston Astros. White was acquired from the Cleveland Indians in the five-player deal that sent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to the Indians on July 31. White was 1-3 with a 3.60...

3 years 1 month ago

Street and Lindstrom to rehab with Sky Sox

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Colorado Rockies relief pitchers Huston Street and Matt Lindstrom are scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Monday as the Sky Sox take on the Salt Lake Bees in a 6:05 P.M. start at Security Service Field. Both relievers are...

3 years 1 month ago

Spilborghs to rehab with the Sky Sox

The Colorado Rockies announced today that outfielder Ryan Spilborghs is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Saturday as the Sky Sox take on the Salt Lake Bees in a 7:05 PM start at Security Service Field. Spilborghs, 31, has been on the disabled...

3 years 1 month ago

Nicasio says he feels lucky

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio says he feels lucky to be alive after being struck by a line drive and fracturing his neck, and he wants to get back on the mound. Nicasio spoke publicly on Tuesday for the first time since Aug. 5 when a drive...

3 years 1 month ago

Rox put Street on DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have placed closer Huston Street on the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps strain before a weekend series at St. Louis. Jason Giambi was activated before Friday night's game from a stint on the DL because of a strained left quadriceps. Giambi...

3 years 1 month ago

Nicasio getting better each day

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said pitcher Juan Nicasio was much improved and could be at Coors Field on Monday when the team returns from a seven-game trip. Nicasio underwent neck surgery on Saturday to stabilize a fractured vertebra after being struck in the head by...

3 years 1 month ago

Rox Nicasio released from hospital

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Colorado Rockies announced on Wednesday that pitcher Juan Nicasio was released from a Denver hospital on Wednesday and is resting comfortably at home. This just five days after he broke his neck when hit by a line drive. The Rockies also made several rosters moves...

3 years 1 month ago

CarGo set for rehab stint in Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Wednesday, as the Sky Sox take on the Nashville Sounds in a 7:05 p.m. start at Security Service Field. The young slugger is schedule to play with the...

3 years 1 month ago

Rox new pitcher to rehab in Tulsa

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies new right-hander Alex White made a brief appearance in Denver on Tuesday before heading to Double-A Tulsa for a rehab assignment Thursday. White is one of four players acquired by the Rockies from Cleveland for Ubaldo Jimenez on Saturday. Colorado also received right-hander Joe...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox put Giambi on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Colorado Rockies placed five-time All-Star Jason Giambi on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, a day after he strained his left quad running to first base in a loss to the Dodgers. This is the fifth time the 17-year veteran has been on the disabled list...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox put Cargo on DL

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right wrist. This is Gonzalez's first trip to the DL. The Rockies recalled outfielder/infielder Eric Young Jr. from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his place. Gonzalez missed eight games earlier this...

3 years 2 months ago

Rox lose Blackmon

ATLANTA (AP) - The short-handed Colorado Rockies have lost outfielder Charlie Blackmon with a fracture in his left foot. Blackmon left the game Thursday against Atlanta after hurting his foot while running the bases. Blackmon hit a single in the third inning before advancing to third on Jonathan Herrera's hit-and-run...

3 years 2 months ago

Rockies are still without Cargo and Tulo

ATLANTA (AP) - Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy says outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is close to returning to the lineup but was held out Thursday for a fourth straight day with a right wrist contusion. Tracy had no update on All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who's been out since Monday with a...

3 years 2 months ago

Tulo and Cargo not quite ready to return

ATLANTA (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are recovering from their injuries but are not yet ready to start for Colorado. Gonzalez was held out of the starting lineup for the third straight game on Wednesday night against the Braves after he bruised his right wrist on Sunday. Manager...

3 years 2 months ago

Gonzalez held out, Rockies call up Garner

ATLANTA (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have recalled outfielder Cole Garner from Triple-A Colorado Springs to provide depth after Carlos Gonzalez injured his right wrist. Gonzalez was with the Rockies on Monday but was not starting in the opener of a four-game series against the Braves. He has a bruised...

3 years 2 months ago

Rockies add 2B Ellis to active roster

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have added second baseman Mark Ellis to the active roster Friday, in time for the team's game against the Kansas City Royals. The Rockies acquired Ellis, who'll bat second, and cash from Oakland on Thursday for minor league pitcher Bruce Billings and a player...

3 years 3 months ago

Rockies acquire infielder from Oakland

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies bolstered their infield by acquiring veteran second baseman Mark Ellis from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. The Rockies sent minor league right-hander Bruce Billings and a player to be named to Oakland for the 34-year-old Ellis and cash. Ellis wasn't expected to be available...

3 years 3 months ago

Rox option Fowler to Sky Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have activated outfielder Dexter Fowler from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Fowler had been out since June 7 with a strained left abdominal. The Rockies announced the move Monday before starting a three-game interleague series in Cleveland. In...

3 years 3 months ago

Ubaldo leaves game early with injury

DENVER (AP) - Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez left Saturday night's game against Detroit in the sixth inning because of a cramp in his right calf. Jimenez gave up consecutive singles to Victor Martinez and Andy Dirks to start the sixth before signaling to the dugout he was having trouble. Trainer...

3 years 3 months ago

Ubaldo remains optimistic

DENVER (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez strolls around the clubhouse with a carefree attitude even if he's smoldering inside. The Colorado Rockies All-Star pitcher is baffled by his puzzling plunge in production this season, a slump that's tested his usually easygoing demeanor. This time last year, Jimenez was putting up numbers...

3 years 3 months ago

Rox activate Cook

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have activated right-hander Aaron Cook from the 60-day disabled in time for him to make his season debut, against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon. Cook hasn't pitched in the big leagues since Sept 8 against Cincinnati, when he was hit by...

3 years 3 months ago

Rox take lefty in first round of draft

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have selected University of Oregon left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson with the 20th overall pick in the baseball draft. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Anderson was 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA this season for the Ducks. He set a team record with 114 strikeouts. His fastball isn't...

3 years 4 months ago

Rockies call up Eric Young Jr.

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have recalled infielder/outfielder Eric Young Jr. from Triple-A Colorado Springs and designated infielder Jose Lopez for assignment. Young spent parts of the last two seasons with the Rockies. In 42 games for the Sky Sox this season, he hit .363 with 13 doubles,...

3 years 4 months ago

Rox are able to trade Paulino

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies traded right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday for cash considerations. Paulino, 27, was less than reliable as a late-inning reliever this season. He went 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA in 18 relief appearances. Paulino had been designated for assignment...

3 years 4 months ago

De La Rosa done for the season

DENVER (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa's season appears to be over after the Colorado Rockies left-hander tore a ligament in his pitching elbow. De La Rosa left Tuesday's game against Arizona in the third inning with soreness in his left elbow and went to the hospital for an MRI....

3 years 4 months ago

Mets and Rox snowed out in Denver

DENVER (AP) - The game between the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies has been postponed because of rain and snow in the Denver area. The game scheduled for 3:10 p.m. Wednesday will be played Thursday at 3:10 p.m. Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2) was scheduled to start for Colorado and Jonathon...

3 years 4 months ago

Street named delivery man of the month

Huston Street of the Colorado Rockies has been selected as the winner of the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award for April, it was announced today. This Major League Baseball award recognizes the most outstanding relief pitcher during each month of the regular season as voted on...

3 years 4 months ago

Stewart back with the Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies infielder Ty Wigginton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained left oblique and third baseman Ian Stewart was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Wigginton's trip to the DL is his first since 2009 and is retroactive to April 27....

3 years 5 months ago

Rox and Cubs rained out at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) - The series finale scheduled between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up June 27 at 1:20 p.m. at Wrigley Field. Colorado was making its only scheduled trip to Chicago this week. Wednesday's game was...

3 years 5 months ago

Rox send Stewart to Sky Sox

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies made room for ace Ubaldo Jimenez's return from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by sending third baseman Ian Stewart to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Jimenez missed two starts with a cracked cuticle on his pitching thumb which prevented him from properly gripping the ball in...

3 years 5 months ago

Ubaldo returns to Rox rotation Tuesday

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies jumped out to the best start in baseball, and now they're getting their best pitcher back. Ace Ubaldo Jimenez comes off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, and he'll face the San Francisco Giants and lefty Jonathan Sanchez in the middle of a three-game series...

3 years 5 months ago

Rox and Mets rained out in Queens

NEW YORK (AP) - The game between the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed because of rain and will be made up Thursday as part of a doubleheader. The game was called off in Queens shortly after the Yankees scrubbed a scheduled start...

3 years 5 months ago

Rox being cautious with Ubaldo

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies will take a cautious approach with the cracked cuticle on Ubaldo Jimenez's pitching hand. Rockies manager Jim Tracy hasn't ruled the hard-throwing righty out of his scheduled start Friday in Pittsburgh, but won't make any definitive decisions until Jimenez tosses a bullpen session Wednesday...

3 years 6 months ago

Rox send catcher to Boston

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have acquired catcher Michael McKenry from the Colorado Rockies. Boston sent right-hander Daniel Turpen to Colorado to complete Tuesday's deal. Turpen was selected by the New York Yankees in last year's Rule 5 draft, but was returned to the Red Sox on March...

3 years 6 months ago

Rockies edge Royals in 10

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Alex Gordon and Mike Aviles each hit a home run for the Kansas City Royals, who dropped a 4-3 decision to the Colorado Rockies on Friday in 10 innings. Consecutive two-out errors by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas allowed Tom Field to score on Chris Nelson's...

3 years 7 months ago

Stewart sprains knee

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Rockies third baseman Ian Stewart sustained a slight sprain of his left knee when he collided with left fielder Carlos Gonzalez during Colorado's 8-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. The extent of the injury wasn't known until later that night, according to Rockies' manager...

3 years 7 months ago

Belisle signs multi-year deal with Rox

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Belisle, the Colorado Rockies' most consistent reliever last season, has signed a deal through 2012 that buys out his first year of free agency. The right-hander is the sixth non-free agent that Colorado has signed to a multiyear contract this offseason, joining Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos...

3 years 7 months ago

De La Rosa late for spring training

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Colorado Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa has cleared up his visa issues and is headed to the desert. De La Rosa missed Colorado's first spring training workout on Tuesday while trying to clear up unexpected complications with his visa in Mexico. He finally got it...

3 years 7 months ago

Stewart agrees to deal with Rox

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies and third baseman Ian Stewart avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2,287,500 deal. The Rockies' top pick in the 2004 draft, Stewart has had a series of ups and downs the last four seasons. Since his major league debut in 2007, Stewart has...

3 years 8 months ago

Rox sign Giambi to minor league contract

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies are bringing back the big bat of Jason Giambi to go with the strong arm of right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom. The hard-throwing Lindstrom and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract Monday, the same day the club greed to a minor...

3 years 8 months ago

Cargo signs long-term with the Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez has finalized his $80 million, seven-year contract with the Colorado Rockies. The deal keeps Gonzalez in purple pinstripes through 2017 and covers what would have been his first three seasons of free agency. Gonzalez's agreement comes two months after All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki received a...

3 years 8 months ago

Cargo deal expected to be official on Tuesday

DENVER (AP) - Slugger Carlos Gonzalez says he has finalized a seven-year, $80.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies. The outfielder's publicist released a statement in his native Venezuela saying the deal will be signed in Denver on Tuesday. The statement said the 25-year-old Gonzalez arrived in Denver on Sunday...

3 years 8 months ago

Rox ready to sign Cargo for the long-term

DENVER (AP) - The publicist for Carlos Gonzalez says an $80 million, seven-year contract for the Colorado Rockies outfielder is "practically finalized." Fabiola Bohorquez confirmed from Venezuela the signing is "imminent," pending a physical. Gonzalez will soon fly to Denver to sign the contract, she said. The Rockies said they...

3 years 9 months ago

Rox trade for Twins catcher

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have acquired catcher Jose Morales from Minnesota, sending minor league pitcher Paul Bargas to the Twins. Morales hit .194 with seven RBIs in 19 games with the Twins last season. The 27-year-old has a .297 batting average in three seasons. The Rockies are searching...

3 years 9 months ago

Rockies finalize deal with Wigginton

DENVER (AP) - Free agent infielder Ty Wigginton and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year contract worth $8 million with a club option for 2013. In a deal negotiated by agents Sam and Seth Levinson, Wigginton gets $3.5 million in 2011 and $4 million in 2012. The Rockies...

3 years 9 months ago

Rox sign free agent Wigginton

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent infielder Ty Wigginton and the Colorado Rockies have reached agreement on a two-year contract worth $8 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal had not been...

3 years 9 months ago

Rox sign De La Rosa

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $21.5 million, two-year contract with left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, a deal that includes a player option for 2013 that could raise its value to $32.5 million. Colorado also gets a club option for the 2014 as part of the...

3 years 9 months ago

Rox send Roe to Mariners

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have acquired infielder Jose Lopez from the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Chaz Roe. Seattle had turned down a $4.5 million option on Lopez, signed as a free agent in 2000. He hit .239 with 10 homers, 58 RBIs and 29 doubles in 150 games...

3 years 9 months ago

Tulo to sign extension with Rockies

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday amid reports they've agreed to a seven-year extension with All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and are close to re-signing free-agent pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a three-year deal. MLB.com and the Denver Post reported that Tulowitzki had...

3 years 10 months ago

Rockies decline option on Dotel

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have declined their $4.5 million option on Octavio Dotel, opting to give the right-handed reliever a $250,000 buyout. Dotel began last season as the Pittsburgh Pirates' closer before being dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31 for pitcher James McDonald. When the...

4 years 1 day ago

Rockies honor McGregor at Coors Field

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have placed a permanent memorial to team president Keli McGregor on the outfield wall at Coors Field in a pregame ceremony Tuesday night. The placard with the initials KSM is was put on the wall next to the auxiliary scoreboard in right field. It...

4 years 2 days ago

Giambi may miss final week of the season

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy says Jason Giambi could miss the final week of the season after straining his left biceps tendon swinging a bat, Giambi tweaked the tendon during an at-bat in Sunday's loss to San Francisco. Tracy said Giambi's arm remains very sore and that...

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