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Rockies' Brian Serven: Optioned to Triple-A
Colorado optioned Serven to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Jorge Alfaro has been brought up by the Rockies in a corresponding roster move to help at catcher and mix in at DH. Serven, 28, is batting just .130 with a .304 OPS in 23 plate appearances this year at the major-league level.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Summoned from minors
Colorado recalled Serven from Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Serven hit just .130 with a .304 OPS over 23 plate appearances before being optioned to Triple-A in early May. While he's back up with the Rockies, Serven will provide depth behind the plate, though he could see more playing time if Elias Diaz (head) requires a stint on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Optioned to Triple-A
Serven was optioned Friday to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Austin Wynns, claimed off waivers from the Dodgers on Thursday, will join the Rockies as the new backup to starting catcher Elias Diaz. Serven was just 3-for-23 (.130) with no walks and 10 strikeouts through 10 games this season with Colorado.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Draws rare start
Serven went 1-for-2 Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Serven was expected to be in a fairly even split for playing time behind the plate with Elias Diaz this season, but he made just his third start Wednesday. He led off the sixth inning with a single but was replaced by a pinch hitter one frame later. Serven has three hits in seven at-bats for the campaign but is clearly viewed as just the backup catcher in Colorado.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Striking out at alarming clip
Serven has struck out 20 times across 42 plate appearances during Cactus League games this spring.
Serven is all but locked into a roster spot, so even his slow spring performance isn't likely to change his status for Opening Day. However, he may lose out on playing time to Elias Diaz -- the Rockies' other catcher that will start the campaign in the majors --until he can show he can get back on track at the dish.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Back on bench with Diaz healthy
Serven is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
Elias Diaz will check back in behind the plate Tuesday after being reinstated from the injured list Sunday, spelling an end to Serven's three-game starting streak. The return of Diaz will also likely result in Serven falling into a timeshare at catcher, if not the clear-cut No. 2 role. While Diaz was on the shelf with the hand injury he picked up Aug. 10, Serven slashed .185/.267/.444.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Hits sixth home run
Serven went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's extra-innings loss to the Giants.
Serven's sixth home run of the season was a two-run shot to tie the game 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning. The 27-year-old has started 10 of the last 11 games for the Rockies since primary catcher Elias Diaz went down with a wrist injury. Serven is hitting just .229 on the season, but he owned a .265 average at Coors Field entering the afternoon, so he could be a serviceable option at catcher during weeks the Rockies are at home.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Receives breather
Serven is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Serven has taken over as the Rockies' clear No. 1 catcher since Elias Diaz (wrist) landed on the injured list last Friday, but the 27-year-old will need a breather as the Rockies and Cardinals close their series with a day game after a night game. While starting in five of the past six games, Serven went 3-for-16 with a home run, a double, two walks, three RBI and an additional run.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: On bench Saturday
Serven isn't starting Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Serven will get a breather after he went 2-for-6 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs over the last two games. Dom Nunez is starting at catcher and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Homers in Friday's win
Serven went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Elias Diaz (shoulder) went on the injured list Friday, so it appears Serven will get a look as the starting catcher for a while. He made a good impression Friday with his fifth homer of the year, tying the game at 3-3 in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old has gone 6-for-17 (.353) in August, lifting his season slash line to .244/.308/.412 through 130 plate appearances. He's added 13 RBI, 16 runs scored, three doubles and a triple. Serven will likely hit at the bottom of the order even as a regular starter, though a favorable home park could make him an intriguing waiver-wire add during Diaz's absence.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Connects for fourth homer
Serven went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Serven will be happy to put July behind him -- he went 3-for-37 (.081) with a home run, a double, four runs scored and a 3:8 BB:K in 12 contests this month. That poor performance at the plate mostly erased the gains he'd made in June to earn a split of playing time with Elias Diaz, and it appears Serven is more or less back to a backup role. He's slashing .225/.295/.382 with four homers, 10 RBI, 12 runs scored, two doubles and a triple in 112 plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Alternating starts with Diaz
Serven is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Serven appeared to solidify himself as the Rockies' top backstop in mid-June, but he and Elias Diaz have since fallen into a near-even timeshare behind the dish. The two have alternated starts at catcher for 12 consecutive contests, with Serven going 1-for-19 with a double, two walks, two runs and no RBI in his six starts during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Still not starting
Serven isn't in the lineup Saturday against Minnesota.
Serven has lost out on playing time behind the dish recently, and he'll be out of the lineup for a fourth consecutive game. Elias Diaz -- who appears to have carved out a role as the Rockies' primary catcher -- is starting behind the dish and batting eighth Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Remains out of lineup
Serven isn't starting Friday's game against the Twins, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Serven and Elias Diaz have split time behind the dish over the last few weeks, but Serven will retreat to the bench for a third consecutive game Friday. Diaz is starting at catcher and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Sitting again Thursday
Serven is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Marlins, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
Serven will sit for the second game in a row Thursday as Elias Diaz draws the start at catcher, batting seventh. The two men continue to split time behind the plate with neither of them commanding the lion's share of playing time.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Sitting Wednesday
Serven is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Marlins,
Serven will get a day off Wednesday after he went 0-for-5 with two punchouts in Tuesday's loss. Elias Diaz will take over behind the plate and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Resting Sunday
Serven is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Elias Diaz will receive a turn behind the dish after Serven caught in five of the Rockies' previous six contests. Serven went 7-for-16 with two extra-base hits and three walks during that stretch to boost his season OPS to .923. So long as he's wielding a hot bat, Serven should continue to play regularly over Diaz.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Shines at bottom of order
Serven went 4-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Guardians.
Entering Thursday, Serven had already started behind the dish in four of the Rockies' previous seven games, and his perfect showing at the plate in the series finale with Cleveland likely further solidified him ahead of Elias Diaz on the depth chart at catcher. Serven batted out of the No. 9 spot Thursday, but with the rookie's slash line now sitting at an excellent .333/.382/.549 through his first 55 big-league plate appearances, manager Bud Black could consider moving him up in the order.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Stealing work from Elias Diaz
Serven will start at catcher and bat ninth in Thursday's game against the Guardians.
Now in the lineup for the fifth time in eight games, Serven appears to have overtaken Elias Diaz as the Rockies' preferred catcher for the time being. Since being called up to the big leagues May 17, Serven has hit .277 with three home runs, nine RBI and five runs in 51 plate appearances. If his playing time continues to trend upward from here, Serven could prove to be a viable fantasy option even in leagues that start one catcher, particularly in weeks in which the Rockies have a homestand.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brian Serven: Delivers two-run homer
Serven went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Atlanta.
Serven continues to make the most of his limited playing time -- he's logged multiple hits in two of his last three starts behind the dish. The 27-year-old catcher went yard in the eighth inning Sunday, nearly sparking a comeback effort for the Rockies in the close loss. He's hitting .303 with a .919 OPS, three homers, nine RBI and four runs scored in 35 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 207 lbs|
|Birthplace: Palm Desert, CA|
|School: Arizona State|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|