by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Tom Murphy, Rosell Herrera among first batch of Rockies' cuts
Catcher Tom Murphy and outfielder-infielder Rosell Herrera were among the first batch of cuts for the Rockies on Saturday, per MLB.com. The team reassigned right-handed pitchers Justin Miller , Jose Ortega, Jorge Rondon and Gus Schlosser; left-handed pitchers Buddy Boshers, Yohan Flande and Jason Gurka.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Rockies send down quartet of pitchers
The Rockies were pitcher-heavy in their demotions on Thursday. Right-hander Raul Fernandez and southpaws Jayson Aquino, Tyler Matzek and Kraig Sitton were all designated for assignment, as was infielder Rosell Herrera.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Rockies add seven to 40-man roster
The Rockies added infielder Rosell Herrera, outfielders Kent Matthes and Kyle Parker and pitchers Jayson Aquino, Raul Fernandez, Tyler Matzek and Kraig Sitton to the 40-man roster Wednesday. Herrera hit .343/.419/.515 with 16 home runs, 76 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 472 at-bats with Class A Asheville last season. Matthes .281/.334/.503 with 20 home runs, 63 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 431 at-bats between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs. Parker hit .288/.345/.492 with 23 home runs and 74 RBI in 480 at-bats with Double-A Tulsa. Aquino went 0-10 with a 4.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 73:26 K:BB ratio in 87 innings between low Class A Tri-City and Class A Asheville. Fernandez went 2-2 with a 6.29 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 55:11 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings with Class A Asheville. Matzek went 8-9 with a 3.79 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 95:76 K:BB ratio in 142 1/3 innings for Double-A Tulsa. Sitton went 6-5 with a 2.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 63:27 K:BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings with high Class A Modesto.