• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rockies' Rafael Ynoa doubles twice, plates two in loss to D-Backs

    Rockies infielder Rafael Ynoa went 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI in an 8-6 loss to Arizona on Thursday.The Rockies utility man has not seen much playing time this season, but he's a clubhouse favorite. The Rockies broadcast always raves about his work ethic and his versatility and that alone might garner him a spot on the opening day roster next season. The tough part is that with a .268 OBP and no power to speak of, it's hard to see much upside with Ynoa.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rockies option INF/OF Rafael Ynoa to Triple-A on Thursday

    The Rockies have optioned infielder/outfielder Rafael Ynoa to Triple-A Alburquerque. Ynoa has struggled this year as a part-time player. In 52 games, he owns a .225 batting average with just four extra-base hits (all doubles) in 89 at-bats. Ynoa's demotion clears a roster spot for Drew Stubbs, who was recalled from Triple-A on Thursday.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rockies LF Ben Paulsen draws first start of the year on Wednesday

    Rockies outfielder Ben Paulsen is in the starting lineup for the first time this season on Wednesday against the Phillies, replacing Rafael Ynoa, the team announced. Ynoa and Paulsen will likely split time while Corey Dickerson is on the 15-day DL with a foot injury. Ynoa is hitting .243 with three doubles in 37 at-bats this season. Paulsen hit .256 with 15 RBI in 125 at-bats for Triple-A Albuquerque this season.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Rockies LF Corey Dickerson (foot) out of lineup for third straight day

    For the third straight game, Corey Dickerson (foot) is out of the lineup Tuesday when the Rockies host the Phillies.Dickerson has been battling plantar fasciitis for most of the season. It was reported earlier Tuesday by MLB.com that Dickerson is likely head to the disabled list.Rafael Ynoa will get the start in left field, batting seventh.Charlie Blackmon started in left the last two games but returns to center field Tuesday and will bat leadoff.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rockies recall INF Rafael Ynoa from Triple-A

    The Rockies recalled infielder Rafael Ynoa from Triple-A Albuquerque prior to Saturday's game against the Dodgers, per the team's official website. Ynoa hit .241/.269/.310 in 29 at-bats earlier this season with the Rockies. He will take Justin Morneau's spot on the roster. Morneau was placed on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rockies recall Yohan Flande, option Rafael Ynoa

    The Rockies recalled pitcher Yohan Flande from Double-A New Britain on Thursday and optioned infielder Rafael Ynoa to Triple-A Albuquerque. Flande struggled with the Rockies in 10 starts and six relief appearances last year but was 5-0 with a 1.36 ERA and 30:4 K:BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings with New Britain. Ynoa has hit .241/.269/.310 in 29 at-bats with the Rockies.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez, Corey Dickerson out of the lineup

    Rockies outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Corey Dickerson are out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, the team announced. Gonzalez has started 10 of the last 11 games for Colorado and will be replaced by Charlie Blackmon in right. Gonzalez is hitting .198 in 91 at-bats this season. Dickerson has started 12 of the last 13 games for the team and will be replaced by Drew Stubbs in center. Rafael Ynoa will make his fifth start of the year in left field. The Rockies are currently the underdogs (+170) against Los Angeles.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Tulowitzki, Hundley out of Rockies' lineup Sunday for rest

    Troy Tulowitzki and Nick Hundley are both out of the Rockies' starting lineup Sunday to rest against the Padres. Rafael Ynoa will get his first start of the year at shortstop, batting seventh, while Michael McKenry gets the nod at catcher and will bat fifth.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Nolan Arenado out of Rockies' lineup, may pinch hit

    Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game. Arenado also missed Monday's game with a sore left wrist. He was able to swing a bat earlier in the day and is available to pinch hit, if necessary, per MLB.com. Rafael Ynoa got the start at third base for the second straight day and is batting ninth in the order.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado scratched from lineup Monday

    Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was scratched from the starting lineup Monday, according to the Denver Post. Arenado, who is hitting .311 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats this season, had no issues before the game, but is dealing with a sore left wrist, according to the report. Rafael Ynoa will take his place at third and bat eighth in the game.