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Matt McBride | First Baseman

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt McBride singled and clubbed a pair of two-run home runs in four at-bats Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
McBride's first homer put the Rockies up 2-0 in the first inning against Aaron Blair. His second broke a 6-6 tie in the fourth inning against Vidal Nuno. McBride also homered on Saturday, now sitting with four on the spring along with a .298 average (14-for-47). There isn't any room for him on the Rockies' roster, but he should get immediate consideration for a mid-season call-up in the event of an injury. Mar 29 - 7:42 PM

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Matt McBride hit a solo home run, his second of the spring, in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Cubs.

McBride hit the shot off Cubs reliever Jason Marquis. The outfielder now has two homers and seven RBI in Cactus League play, batting .262 in 42 at-bats. He may still get sent out when the Rockies cut their roster down, but he hasn't hurt his cause with his showing this spring.
Mar 28 - 7:54 PM

Rockies sent 1B/OF Matt McBride outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McBride, 29, had seven hits -- including two home runs -- over 31 at-bats for the Rockies this season. The Rox got him a few years ago from the Indians in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Making his first major league start in two years, Matt McBride hit a grand slam Wednesday off the Royals' Danny Duffy.

McBride, who was just called up yesterday to help out at first base, also singled in the contest. The slam was his third major league homer, the other two coming in Sept. 2012. McBride's stay figured to be a short one, just until Justin Morneau got healthier, but maybe he'll last through September if he has a couple of more nice games.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:45:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of 1B/OF Matt McBride from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McBride has had a nice year for Colorado Springs, batting .305/.345/.487 with seven homers over 51 games. He'll provide some depth at first base with Justin Morneau (neck) a little banged up.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 08:40:00 PM

Matt McBride went 1-for-3 in a losing effort against the Giants in Cactus League play on Friday.

He was an offensive juggernaut compared to the rest of his teammates, as the Rockies scratched out just two singles in the ballgame. The 28-year-old is hitting .333 on the spring (8-for-24) as he attempts to latch on as a utility player. Should he make the team, his potential eligibility at catcher makes him an interesting late-round gamble in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 07:14:00 PM

Rockies sent INF Matt McBride outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He's now off the 40-man roster. McBride batted just .205/.222/.308 during his brief time with the Rockies in 2012.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 08:04:00 PM

Rockies recalled INF Matt McBride from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McBride went 4-for-20 in nine games with the Rox earlier this season. He is doubtful to hold fantasy value.
Wed, Sep 5, 2012 05:40:00 PM

The Rockies will call up infielder Matt McBride and reliever Rob Scahill Wednesday.

Scahill struck out 151 batters for Triple-A Colorado as a starter, but the Rockies will use him out of the bullpen. McBride batted .200 with a .450 OPS in nine games with the Rockies earlier this season.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 08:07:00 PM

Rockies optioned 1B Matt McBride to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McBride batted .200 with a .450 OPS in nine games with the Rockies. He gets the boot to clear a roster spot for Michael Cuddyer, who is returning from the disabled list.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 04:57:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of C/1B/OF Matt McBride from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McBride hasn't been promoted since being included as part of the Ubaldo Jimenez package last July. The 27-year-old was hitting .354/.380/.561 with 10 homers and a .941 OPS in 91 games at the Triple-A level this year. He could have some value in a utility role.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 02:54:00 PM

Rockies acquired 1B-OF Matt McBride, RHPs Joe Gardner and Alex White and a player to be named later from the Indians for RHP Ubaldo Jimenez.

McBride injured his eye during batting practice on Friday, but it didn't have an impact on his inclusion in the deal. While he was batting .297/.359/.501 with 15 homers, 56 RBI and an .841 OPS over 393 plate appearances with Double-A Akron this season, the 2006 second-round pick is already 26 years old. It's unlikely that he becomes a long-term solution at first base for the Rockies.
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 04:16:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the injury to Indians 1B prospect Matt McBride will not hold up the Ubaldo Jimenez deal.

Disaster averted. McBride suffered an eye fracture when he was hit by an errant ball during batting practice before Sunday's game for Double-A Akron, but the injury evidently isn't serious enough to affect the deal. The trade should be finalized soon.
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 03:14:00 PM

Indians prospect catcher Matt McBride hit an eighth inning go-ahead two-run homer as the West team defeated the East team 8-7 in the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars Game on Saturday night.

The West team actually trailed 7-0 before even getting a chance to bat, but they slowly chipped away at the East's lead while eight pitchers combined for 8 1/3 shutout innings. Two Reds prospects led the comeback, as Chris Heisey went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored while Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Nationals prospect Drew Storen entered the bottom of the eighth inning with a 7-6 lead for the East, but Padres prospect Lance Zawadzki singled and McBride delivered with the decisive pinch-hit two-run blast.
Sun, Nov 8, 2009 12:44:00 AM

Matt McBride went 3-for-5 with two homers Saturday for Single-A Kinston.

It appears that the Indians have given up on McBride as a catcher, as he's been used strictly at first base for Kinston so far. He's hitting .395/.452/.737 in 38 at-bats, but he's probably not going to have the bat to make it at first in the majors.
Sun, Apr 19, 2009 02:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
3Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Eddie Butler
5Christian Bergman
6Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3LaTroy Hawkins
4Rafael Betancourt
5Christian Friedrich
6Brooks Brown
7Scott Oberg
8Ken Roberts
9Chris Rusin
10Chad Bettis
11Yohan Flande
12Adam Ottavino