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Posted on: January 5, 2012 8:12 pm
 

Rockies trade for Jim Tracy's son

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Remember in Little League when someone's dad was the coach, that kid automatically was placed on that team? Well, it's not quite like that in the major leagues. That said, Chad S. Tracy may be playing for his dad this season.

The Rockies acquired Tracy from the Rangers in exchange for right-hander Greg Reynolds, the Rockies announced on Thursday.

The younger Tracy (not to be confused with the former Diamondback Chad Tracy), is the son of Colorado manager Jim Tracy. The 26-year-old hit .259/.339/.475 with 26 home runs and 109 RBI in 134 games for Triple-A Round Rock, playing mostly at first base and also three games in left field.

Reynolds, 26, was the second-overall pick in the 2006 draft by the Rockies (after the Royals took Luke Hochevar and before the Rays took Evan Longoria -- and five picks before the Dodgers took Clayton Kershaw and eight spots ahead of Tim Lincecum.) Reynolds pitched in 13 games for hte Rockies last season, going 3-0 with a 6.19 ERA overall, starting three games. In 32 innings, he struck out 18 and walked two. He started 13 games for the Rockies in 2008 and finished 2-8 with an 8.13 ERA in 14 appearances.

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Posted on: November 16, 2010 8:46 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2010 10:53 pm
 

Tuesday evening rumor roundup

Well, the first day of the general managers' meetings in Orlando was more eventful than expected. The Braves stole Dan Uggla from the Marlins, the Cardinals re-signed Jake Westbrook and Florida overpaid for John Buck.

There's other talk 'round the meetings and here's a few of the other notes from Tuesday:

• The Marlins are looking at a multi-year deal with right-hander Ricky Nolasco. (Miami Herald )

• Reds general manager Walt Jocketty says he's spoken to the agents for free agents Arthur Rhodes and Miguel Cairo. Asked if the Reds were likely to sign any outside free agents, Jocketty said, "probably not." (Cincinnati Enquirer )

• Jocketty says the Reds are talking to teams about acquiring a leadoff hitter. (MLB.com )

• The agent for Reds right fielder Jay Bruce says his client is open to selling out his arbitration-eligible years in a long-term deal. Bruce is a Super Two player. (MLB.com )

• Free agent left-hander Jeff Francis is drawing interest from the Pirates, Mariners, Rockies, Brewers and Astros. (ESPN.com )

• The Yankees are interested in left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano. (Newsday )

• Bill Hall could be an option for the Yankees. (FoxSports.com )

• Chad Tracy, who played for the Marlins and Cubs last season, has signed with Japan's Hiroshima Carp for about $1.3 million. (NPB Tracker )

• Former Red and Mariner Wladimir Balentien has reportedly signed to play in Japan. (NPB Tracker )

• Japan's SoftBank Hawks are working on signing Marcus Thames. (NPB Tracker )

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:38 pm
Edited on: September 1, 2010 6:41 pm
 

Morgan barrels into another catcher

Who knew that Nyjer Morgan's actions against the Cardinals Saturday might be the culprit for a Tuesday loss against the Marlins?

After drilling Cards catcher Bryan Anderson with an elbow, Morgan found himself in the thick of another collision with a catcher -- but while this one may have been warranted, it still fired up the opposing team.

"The only thing that kind of fires you up is you've seen the way he's been playing the last week or so," Marlins third baseman Chad Tracy said of the play to MLB.com.

Morgan was on second base in the 10th inning of a 0-0 game with Alberto Gonzalez on first. Adam Kennedy hit a chopper to Dan Uggla at second, who flipped to Hanley Ramirez to double Gonzalez off second. Ramirez didn't throw to first, seeing he didn't have a chance to nip Kennedy.

Morgan, meanwhile, ripped around third and made a play for home. Ramirez double-clutched, then fired a high pitch to Hayes just as Morgan barrelled into the catcher.

"I didn't have a chance to get my legs under me," Hayes said, who left the game with an injured left shoulder. While X-rays came back clean, Hayes is due for an MRI on Wednesday.

"Obviously, [Morgan's] track record doesn't help himself -- somebody who does that is looking to hurt somebody," Hayes added. "But, you know, it's baseball."

"It was just one of those plays," Morgan said. "If I had slid, I probably would have hurt myself."

Perhaps, but sliding may have given the Nats the edge in the game.

"If he would have slid at home plate, he would have been safe," Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said, a sentiment Tracy agreed with. "Hayes was more on the right side of the plate."

Perhaps the true test of whether the play was clean or not came from Morgan's manager, Jim Riggleman. Riggleman was furious over Morgan's actions against Anderson, benching him Sunday and apologizing personally to Anderson and St. Louis skipper Tony La Russa. He would have no reason to mince words.

"He made the decision and I don't have any problem with his decision," Riggleman said, echoing the sentiment of everyone else involved that virtually any player would have barrelled into Hayes, even as they hesitated to say it was clean.

"I would have said it was clean, if I hadn't seen what he had done earlier in the week in St. Louis," Tracy noted. "But I think he had made his mind up when he came around third that he was going to hit him. You can't really get upset right there, because anybody could have made the decision to hit him."

The Marlins plan to recall an additional catcher now that rosters have expanded, although that likely would have happened regardless. Hayes doesn't expect to play for a while, saying his range of motion is not good.

Meanwhile, Morgan is quickly gaining a reputation that he'd be better served without. He engaged in a bit of trash-talking with a fan when taking the field in the bottom 10th, referring to the fan as a "fat bitch." Couple that with his pending seven-game suspension for throwing a ball at a Philadelphia fan last week (although a Phillies fan wrote in to defend Morgan ), and one has to wonder what the heck is going on with Morgan.

UPDATE : MLB.com's Joe Frisaro says Hayes has a separated shoulder. Surgery is not needed, but the rest of his season is done.

He also weighed in more specifically if he thought the hit was clean:
Obviously, we all know last week [against St. Louis] and what he tried to do. Put that aside, and it was a good, clean hit in my opinion. Do I feel if he had slid that he would have been safe, absolutely. 

Do I think he decided to run me over as he rounded third, absolutely. That's my opinion. But in terms of the hit, I thought it was a clean hit. Nothing wrong with the hit. I just hope the intentions were good.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: June 25, 2010 12:20 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2010 1:51 pm
 

Roster move could cost Cubs player

Infielders Jeff Baker and Chad Tracy are in danger of being lost to the Cubs when Aramis Ramirez is activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's game, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Both players are out of minor-league options, manager Lou Piniella said he's keeping the pitching staff at 12, and the club has said previously that rookie shortstop Starlin Castro was staying with the big-league club. That leaves either 29-year-old Baker (.250/.299/.417) or 30-year-old Tracy (.250/.327/.295) as odd man out to make room for Ramirez.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE: Tracy was designated for assignment before Friday's game. The Cubs now have 10 days to trade, release or assign him to a minor league team (which would require him clearing irrevocable waivers).

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 5:48 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2010 5:50 pm
 

Cubs put Ramirez on DL, promote Tracy


The Cubs put third baseman Aramis Ramirez on the disabled list today, hoping some time off will allow his bruised left thumb to heal. The thumb has been bothering Ramirez -- who is batting just .168 -- for much of the season. He had sat out the past two games.

Taking his spot on the roster is infielder Chad Tracy, recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Tracy was with the Cubs early in the season and optioned out May 7. Since then he's been on a tear for Iowa, batting .396 in 26 games.

-- David Andriesen

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