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Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Signs one-year extension
The Rockies signed Blackmon to a one-year contract extension Friday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Blackmon had been scheduled to become a free agent this winter at age 37, but he'll stay in Colorado for what will be his 14th major-league season. He was selected by the Rockies in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Georgia Tech and has tallied 1,688 career big-league hits, all in the purple and black. The new one-year deal carries a $13 million guarantee with another $2 million available in performance-based incentives, per Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors.com.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Three extra-base hits in win
Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two doubles, one additional RBI, one stolen base and two total runs scored in Thursday's 14-5 win over the Dodgers.
Blackmon filled the box score in a productive effort that began with a leadoff blast in the first inning. He also provided an RBI double in the seventh to cap a four-run rally. The 37-year-old has hit .268 (22-for-82) in September, and his homer Thursday was his first of the month. He's up to eight long balls, 40 RBI, 56 runs scored, three steals, 24 doubles and a .283/.370/.451 slash line through 93 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: On bench in early game
Blackmon is absent from the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Dodgers.
Kris Bryant will take a turn in the DH role as Sean Bouchard patrols right field. Blackmon had a productive couple of weeks in August, but the 37-year-old is batting .232/.325/.348 with zero home runs in 19 games (80 plate appearances) since the calendar flipped to September.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Not starting versus lefty
Blackmon isn't in Colorado's lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
Blackmon will retreat to the bench with southpaw Jordan Wicks lined up to start on the bump for the Cubs. Blackmon's absence will shift Elias Diaz to the DH spot while Austin Wynns starts behind the plate and bats eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Four consecutive multi-hit games
Blackmon went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Monday against the Padres.
Blackmon reached base three times in total, as he was also hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. He's tallied two hits in each of his last four games, a tally that includes three doubles, a triple, two RBI and four runs scored. The majority of that production came at Coors Field -- the team began a six-game road trip Monday -- and Blackmon has maintained just a .696 OPS away from home this season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Not in lineup Tuesday
Blackmon is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.
Blackmon has put together four straight multi-hit games, but it'll be Kris Bryant manning the DH role for the Rockies on Tuesday as they take on tough left-hander Blake Snell at Petco Park in San Diego. Nolan Jones, Brenton Doyle and Hunter Goodman are starting across the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Bound for bench
Blackmon will be on the bench for the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Giants, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
The veteran outfielder will unsurprisingly not be asked to start two games on one day. Hunter Goodman will handle right field in the afternoon game, but Blackmon could return to the lineup for the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Takes seat Wednesday
Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
Blackmon will be out of the lineup for the first time since last Wednesday. Hunter Goodman is starting in right field while Elehuris Montero starts at designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: On bench Wednesday
Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Blackmon will be out of the lineup for the first time since Aug. 16. However, he has appeared in every game since returning from a hand injury Aug. 14. Elehuris Montero will start in the 37-year-old's place as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Gets on base four times
Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and three RBI in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Blue Jays.
Blackmon hit safely in 13 of 14 games after returning from a hand injury, but he'd gone 0-for-6 with two walks over his last two contests. The 37-year-old outfielder was able to make an impact out of the leadoff spot Saturday, and he continues to be one of the Rockies' top hitters. For the season, he's at a .292/.383/.458 slash line with seven home runs, 35 RBI, 47 runs scored and one steal through 73 contests.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Homer, triple in loss
Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a triple and an additional run scored in Sunday's 10-5 loss to the White Sox.
Blackmon has gone 9-for-20 (.450) with two homers and two triples over six games since he returned from a two-month absence with a hand injury. Both of his homers in that span have come in the last two games. The veteran is up to a .281/.367/.468 slash line with seven long balls, 31 RBI, 42 runs scored, 14 doubles and four triples through 62 contests this season. He's been atop the lineup in all five games he's started since his return, bumping Ezequiel Tovar to the No. 2 spot in the order.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Pops sixth homer
Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Saturday against the White Sox.
Blackmon has a hit in each of his five starts since returning from a hand injury, and his long ball in the seventh inning was his second extra-base hit in that span. All five of those contests have taken place at Coors Field, though Blackmon has still successfully returned to the field following a two-month absence. He should continue to be a source of runs scored and a decent batting average down the stretch as he remains locked into the leadoff role in Colorado.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 221 lbs
|Birthplace: Dallas, TX
|School: Georgia Tech
|Bats/Throws: L, L