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Rockies' Justin Lawrence: Sent to Triple-A
Lawrence was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.
Lawrence surrendered six runs and walked six batters over his past four appearances, and he'll head back to the minors. The 26-year-old has a 7.16 ERA, 2.20 WHIP and 17:17 K:BB across 16.1 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Jesus Tinoco: Contract selected by Colorado
Tinoco had his contract selected by the Rockies on Wednesday.
Tinoco lost his spot on the 40-man roster during the offseason, but he'll receive another major-league opportunity. The 26-year-old hasn't pitched well at Triple-A Albuquerque this season with a 7.75 ERA, 2.08 WHIP and 31:18 K:BB over 33.2 frames.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Antonio Santos: Returns to big leagues
Santos was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.
Santos was demoted to Triple-A last week but will rejoin the Rockies for Wednesday's contest. The right-hander has surrendered a run with a 5:2 K:BB over six innings for the Rockies this season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin: Back from COVID IL
Chacin (undisclosed) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.
The veteran right-hander completed a simulated game Tuesday, which was apparently the final hurdle before being cleared to rejoin the active roster. Chacin has a 4.72 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 27:16 K:BB across 34.1 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Day off Wednesday
Blackmon is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Blackmon started the past 13 games and will receive a day off with lefty Andrew Heaney pitching for the Angels. The veteran outfielder has found an offensive rhythm since the All-Star break, going 15-for-40 with two home runs, two doubles, seven RBI, seven runs and two stolen bases in 10 games. Sam Hilliard will start in right field in his place.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' C.J. Cron: Held out Wednesday
Cron (groin) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Cron was pulled from Tuesday's contest with groin discomfort and will be sidelined for at least one game. Joshua Fuentes will work at first base in his place while Connor Joe serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Lucas Gilbreath: Starting bullpen game
Gilbreath will start Wednesday's game against the Angels, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Scheduled starter Chi Chi Gonzalez (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list, so Gilbreath will be called upon to start a bullpen game. The 25-year-old has a 6.27 ERA over 18.2 innings this season and figures to cover a frame or two versus the Halos.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chi Chi Gonzalez: Lands on COVID IL
Gonzalez (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.
Gonzalez was slated to start Wednesday's matchup with the Angels, but he'll now be sidelined on the specialized injured list. The right-hander didn't necessarily test positive for the virus, so it's unclear how long he'll be unavailable. Lucas Gilbreath is expected to start a bullpen game in his place.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Noah Davis: Traded to Rockies
Davis and right-hander Case Williams were traded from the Reds to the Rockies on Wednesday in exchange for right-hander Mychal Givens, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Davis progressed to High-A Dayton to begin the 2021 season, and he's posted a 3.60 ERA and 77:35 K:BB in 65 innings across 13 starts. He'll likely report to High-A Spokane.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Case Williams: Headed back to Rockies
Williams and right-hander Noah Davis were traded from the Reds to the Rockies on Wednesday in exchange for right-hander Mychal Givens, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Williams was dealt from Colorado to Cincinnati in November of 2020 in exchange for Robert Stephenson and Jameson Hannah, but he'll now return to his former team. The right-hander got his first taste of minor-league action to begin the 2021 campaign and posted a 5.55 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 47 innings across 12 appearances (11 starts) at Low-A Daytona.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Connor Joe: Notches first three-hit game
Joe went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Tuesday's 12-3 trouncing of the Angels.
Joe's double in the fifth inning plated the Rockies' 10th run, and his single in the sixth resulted in the final two scores for Colorado in the contest. The three-hit performance was the first in the 28-year-old's big-league career. He has collected six hits -- including three doubles and a homer -- over his past 16 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' C.J. Cron: Removed with groin injury
Cron was pulled after his second at-bat during Tuesday's win over the Angels after feeling discomfort in his groin, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
By the time Cron was removed, Colorado was already up 6-0, which may have played a part in the decision to pull him from the contest. There is no word yet about the severity of the slugger's injury or his potential to miss games. Prior to exiting Tuesday, Cron went 0-for-2 with an RBI and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Sam Hilliard: Enjoys perfect night at plate
Hilliard went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run, an additional run scored and a walk in a 12-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday.
Hilliard didn't start the contest, but he still nabbed four plate appearances after C.J. Cron (groin) was removed following his second at-bat. Hilliard reached base in each of his trips to the plate, and he produced a three-run homer to right field in the fourth inning that extended Colorado's lead to nine runs. The multi-hit game was the first of the campaign for Hilliard, who is still batting a paltry .186 on the season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Brendan Rodgers: Goes deep in consecutive contests
Rodgers went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, three total runs and a walk in Tuesday's 12-3 drubbing of the Angels.
Rodgers was one of five Rockies with multiple hits in the contest, and his third-inning solo homer to center field helped Colorado get off to a fast start. The 24-year-old has gone deep in each of his past two games following a 15-game stretch without a long ball and with only one RBI from July 2 through July 25. Rodgers entered the 2021 campaign with no career homers across 97 at-bats, so his seven blasts in 165 at-bats this season represents some growth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Austin Gomber: Earns eighth win
Gomber (8-5) secured the win over the Angels on Tuesday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
The southpaw continued his strong first campaign with Colorado, notching his sixth quality start in his past nine outings. The only runs he allowed in the contest came on yet another homer off the bat of Shohei Ohtani. Gomber lowered his ERA to 3.69 with the effective appearance while picking up his fifth win his past six starts. His next outing is tentatively slated to come at San Diego on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ryan McMahon: Back in action Tuesday
McMahon (lower leg) is starting at third base and batting sixth Tuesday against the Angels, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
McMahon sat out the past two days while dealing with an injury to his lower leg. The 26-year-old is 8-for-24 with two doubles, four walks, three RBI and four runs in seven appearances since the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
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