Wolters will open the year as the Rockies' primary catcher, Kyle Newman and Jeff Bailey of The Denver Post report.
There is stiff competition between Elias Diaz, Dom Nunez and Drew Butera for one, or perhaps two roster spots, but Wolters' spot is safe. Fortunately for him, spring performance won't affect his standing, as his .490 OPS in 20 spring at-bats was easily the worst mark of the four backstops.
Wolters lost his arbitration case Tuesday and will earn $1.9 million in 2020, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Wolters filed for $2.475 million but the team ultimately won the arbitration case. The 27-year-old had a .262/.337/.329 slash line with one home run and 42 RBI in 121 games last season, and he's in line to see significant time behind the plate again during 2020 due to his defensive abilities.
Wolters is not starting Saturday against Milwaukee.
Wolters and Drew Butera have each started four of the last six games behind the plate. Butera takes his turn Saturday.
Wolters is not starting Thursday against the Giants.
Drew Butera is starting behind the dish in place of Wolters, who is slashing just .143/.265/.190 through 16 games this month.
Wolters will sit Tuesday against the Giants.
Wolters has hit just .162/.279/.216 in the month of September. Drew Butera starts behind the plate Tuesday.
Wolters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
The Rockies' top backstop will get a breather with the team wrapping up its series in Los Angeles with a day game and opposing a lefty pitcher (Hyun-Jin Ryu). Drew Butera draws the nod behind the dish and will bat eighth.
Wolters is not starting Wednesday against the Mets, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Wolters heads to the bench for the second time in three games. Dom Nunez gets the start behind the plate in his absence.
Wolters is not starting Monday against the Mets.
Wolters has a pair of two-hit games in his last three starts, but he's still hitting just .167 over his last 12 contests. Drew Butera starts behind the plate Monday.
Wolters went 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 11-10 win over the Padres.
Wolters' RBI came on a second-inning double and a third-inning single, with Pat Valaika crossing the plate as a result of both. Wolters also came around to score both times courtesy of singles by Trevor Story and Daniel Murphy. Wolters was also hit by a pitch in the seventh, and he came around to score his third run of the game on another single from Murphy, marking his second multi-hit game this month. He now has 39 RBI and 41 runs scored in 110 games this season.
Wolters isn't in the starting lineup Friday against the Padres.
Wolters will retreat to the bench for the second straight contest, as Drew Butera gets the call behind the dish and is set to bat eighth.
Wolters is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cardinals.
Wolters will give way to Dom Nunez behind the dish Thursday with the Rockies playing a day game following a night game. Since the start of September, the backstop is 3-for-19 with a double and three RBI in seven games.
Wolters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Wolters will sit for the third time in four games and is expected to see a reduced workload in September with two other backstops (Dom Nunez and Drew Butera) included on the expanded roster. Butera draws the nod behind the plate for Sunday's series finale, catching for Peter Lambert.
Wolters is not in Friday's lineup against the Padres.
He is hitting .194 with zero home runs over his last 10 games. Dom Nunez will start behind the dish and hit eighth.
Wolters is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Wolters has just a single hit in his last five games. He'll sit in favor of Drew Butera on Wednesday.
Wolters is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.
Dom Nunez will get the start behind the dish in place of Wolters in Thursday's series opener. Over his past 15 games, Wolters is slashing .314/.368/.333 with a double and seven RBI.
Wolters is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Braves.
Wolters will take a seat for the day game after logging eight innings behind the dish in Sunday's 11-4 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. No. 2 catcher Dom Nunez will get a turn behind the plate Monday, working in a battery with starting pitcher Tim Melville.
Wolters is not in Friday's lineup against the Cardinals.
Wolters is hitting .286 with zero home runs in 49 at-bats this month. Dom Nunez starts behind the dish, hitting seventh.
Wolters is not starting Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Wolters will give way to Dom Nunez behind the dish with the Rockies playing an afternoon game following a night contest. Through 14 appearances this month, the backstop is slashing .298/.353/.340.
Wolters (ankle) is starting at catcher and batting eighth Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
He was sent for precautionary X-rays after twisting his ankle in Monday's game, but the injury appears to have been minor. Wolters is hitting .326 in 13 games this month.
Wolters was sent for X-rays after twisting his ankle during Monday's game against the Angels, though he's expected to be fine, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Wolters was able to remain in the game after twisting his ankle, which is a good sign for Colorado. Even though he checked out OK after the game, he'll be worth monitoring heading into Wednesday's clash.
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