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Rockies' Nick Longhi: Lands minor-league deal
Longhi signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies as a non-roster invitee Wednesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Longhi spent the 2020 season with the Red Sox on a minor-league deal, but the 25-year-old has yet to make his first appearance in the big leagues. He'll get to work with the major-league coaching staff in spring training after slashing .283/.336/.463 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI over 110 games with Triple-A Louisville in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Raimel Tapia: Signs one-year deal
Tapia and the Rockies agreed to a one-year, $1.95 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Tapia started 48 games in last year's shortened season, hitting .321/.369/.402 with one homer and eight steals. That slash line translates to an unimpressive 96 wRC+ when Coors Field is factored in, but he'll remain an interesting enough fantasy option as long as he remains a regular in Colorado given the boost his home park provides.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Robert Stephenson: Comes to terms with Colorado
Stephenson and the Rockies agreed to a one-year, $805,000 deal Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Stephenson came over in a trade from the Reds in November. Where exactly he fits into the Rockies' bullpen depends on whether or not he looks more like he did in 2019 (3.76 ERA) or 2020 (9.90 ERA).... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Carlos Estevez: No arbiter needed
Estevez and the Rockies agreed to a one-year, $1.45 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Esteven struggled to a 7.50 ERA in 24 innings of relief last season. A .380 BABIP can seemingly be blamed for a fair portion of his struggles, however, as his 23.3 percent strikeout rate and 7.8 percent walk rate were both acceptable numbers.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ryan McMahon: Reaches deal without arbitration
McMahon and the Rockies agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.375 million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
McMahon's fantasy value continues to be propped up by the fact that he plays half his games at Coors Field, but he's yet to show much at the plate. He hit just .215/.295/.419 last season while striking out 34.2 percent of the time. It's hard to say he's earned anything close to an everyday role, but that's been true for the past two seasons as well and hasn't stopped the Rockies from pencilling his name into the lineup on most occasions.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Avoids arbitration with Colorado
Freeland signed a one-year, $5.025 million contract with the Rockies on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The left-hander rebounded last season with a 4.33 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 46:23 K:BB over 70.2 inning after posting a 6.73 ERA in 2019. Freeland is essentially a lock to begin 2021 in Colorado's starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Jon Gray: Agrees without arbitrator
Gray (shoulder) and the Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6 million contract Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Gray won't be getting much of a raise compared to the $5.6 million he made last season, but that appears to be deserved based on his 2020 performance. In eight starts, he struggled to a 6.69 ERA, striking out just 12.6 percent of opposing batters. The Rockies will be looking for him to return to his 2019 form going forward, as he posted a 3.84 ERA while striking out a respectable 23.5 percent of opposing batters that season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Mychal Givens: Agrees to terms with Rockies
Givens signed a one-year, $4.05 million contract with the Rockies on Thursday, to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Givens was traded to Colorado in the middle of the 2020 season. He struggled in a very small sample with the team, surrendering seven earned runs and four long balls across 9.1 frames. Givens has 21 career saves -- one of which came during the 2020 campaign -- and he could hold the closer role at some point during 2021.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Antonio Senzatela: Avoids arbitration with Rockies
Senzatela signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Rockies on Wednesday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The right-hander came on strong for Colorado during the shortened season and had a 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 41:18 K:BB over 73.1 innings. Senzatela should enter spring training with a spot in the starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Daniel Bard: Avoids arbitration with Rockies
Bard signed a one-year, $2.925 million deal with the Rockies on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The 35-year-old returned to the big leagues from a six-year absence in 2020 and delivered a 3.65 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB over 24.2 innings while converting all six save chances. Bard finished the campaign as Colorado's primary closer and should enter spring training as the favorite for the job in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chi Chi Gonzalez: Back with Colorado
Gonzalez signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old was non-tendered by Colorado last week, but he's back with the organization on a more affordable deal. Gonzalez made four starts in six appearances during 2020 and had a 6.86 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 16:10 K:BB across 19.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Jordan Sheffield: Headed to Colorado
The Rockies selected Sheffield with the seventh pick of the Rule 5 draft.
The younger brother of Justus Sheffield, Jordan was drafted by the Dodgers with the 36th overall pick in 2016 -- a rare miss high in the draft by that organization. He was transitioned to the bullpen after not showing good enough command to start. Look for him to work in low-leverage situations in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Yoan Aybar: Dealt to Rockies
Aybar was traded from the Red Sox to the Rockies on Thursday in exchange for infielder Christian Koss.
Even though Aybar was on Boston's 40-man roster in 2020, he wasn't included in the team's 60-man player pool during the abbreviated season. The 23-year-old hasn't pitched above the High-A level, but he posted a 4.61 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 56.2 innings across 44 relief appearances between the Low-A and High-A clubs in 2019. The southpaw should continue to serve as organizational depth with his new organization in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' David Dahl: Cut loose by Rockies
Dahl (shoulder) was non-tendered by the Rockies on Wednesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
On its face, this may seem like a surprise, but Dahl has not only been hurt regularly over his time with Colorado, he hasn't been that productive recently, either. Dahl's wRC+ has declined since his rookie season in 2016, and the 100 games he played in 2019 marked a career high. Without the benefit of Coors Field, his fantasy stock is now at an all-time low. He underwent shoulder surgery in September and his expected to be ready for spring training.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Jairo Diaz: Avoids arbitration with Colorado
Diaz agreed to a one-year contract to avoid arbitration with the Rockies on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old had a chance to secure the closer's role in 2020 and picked up three saves with a 1.35 ERA in his first seven appearances, but he posted a 10.80 ERA in 17 games the rest of the season. Still, Colorado decided to give the right-hander the chance to get back on track in 2021, avoiding arbitration in the process.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elias Diaz: Avoids arbitration with Rockies
Diaz signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Rockies on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The deal comes with $300,000 in incentives. Manager Bud Black likes how Diaz has improved defensively behind the plate, so he should enter spring training atop the depth chart. He was not as sharp offensively, hitting .235/.288/.353 with two home runs in 26 games. Tony Wolters and Dom Nunez linger for now as depth options.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Scott Oberg: Begins throwing program
Oberg (arm) began a throwing program Monday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
This is his latest comeback attempt from a third set of surgeries to remove blood clots. He missed all of 2020 after clots formed again in his arm and shoulder. Oberg signed a three-year, $13 million contract last offseason, and could figure into the late-inning mix if he can prove he is healthy this spring.... See More ... See Less
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