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Gerardo Parra | Outfielder | #8

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Gerardo Parra enjoyed a nice day at the plate in the Rockies’ 16-7 victory over the Indians on Friday, going 3-for-3 with an RBI single and two runs scored.
He had two singles and a double. Parra currently projects to serve as a fourth outfielder this season, but he could begin the year with a bigger role if David Dahl’s back injury continues to linger. The 29-year-old batted just .253/.271/.399 with seven homers and 39 RBI over 102 games during his first season with Colorado. Mar 3 - 6:53 PM

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Gerardo Parra said he's over the high ankle sprain that plagued him throughout 2016.

Parra hopped around for local reporters Tuesday during a Winter Caravan stop at the Rockies Dugout Store in Colorado Springs. "I'm jumping," he said. "My ankle is not bad anymore." Parra is aiming to reclaim a starting job in the Rockies' outfield for 2017, but the 29-year-old was dreadful last season and that part of the Colorado depth chart is awfully crowded. A utility role seems more likely.
Jan 24 - 8:07 PM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

Parra has been banged up and battled illness recently, so he'll get a breather on the penultimate day of the regular season. Expect to see him back in there for Sunday's season finale.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 03:35:00 PM

Gerardo Parra (illness) is not in the Rockies starting like for Friday's game against the Dodgers.

Parra was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup due to an illness. It's unclear if Friday's absence is related to him still feeling under the weather, or it's simply a product of the matchup against left-hander Scott Kazmir. He's still considered day-to-day.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Gerardo Parra was scratched from the Rockies starting lineup on Thursday due to an illness.

Stephen Cardullo replaced him at first base and will bat seventh for the Rockies against Brett Anderson and the Dodgers on Thursday. Parra should be considered day-to-day.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 09:25:00 PM

Gerardo Parra (hamstring) went 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in his return on Wednesday.

Parra missed a week of games with a strained right hamstring. The 29-year-old outfielder is batting just .234/.277/.340 since the beginning of August.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 08:51:00 AM

Gerardo Parra (hamstring) isn't expected back in the lineup until at least Sunday.

Parra strained his right hamstring on Wednesday. "It’s a little bit better, but it’s still tight," he said. "I think I need about two or three days rest, but I hope I can come back soon." A hamstring ailment has the potential to linger, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Parra is on the shelf for a while.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 10:01:00 AM

Gerardo Parra left Wednesday's game against the Giants with a strained right hamstring.

Parra may have suffered the injury stretching for a throw at first base. Stephen Cardullo replaced him before he had a chance to bat. We'll categorize Parra as day-to-day until the Rockies update his status. A legitimate hamstring strain this late in the season can be a season-ender.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 09:28:00 PM

Gerardo Parra went 2-for-5 with four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

Remarkably, the Rockies scored 12 runs without hitting a home run. Parra did his part in the war effort, leading the team with three hits and driving in runs courtesy of a three-run double in the first off Stephen Strasburg (was destroyed for nine runs in this one) and an RBI triple in the second. Parra has now doubled in two consecutive contests and is hitting .259/.268/.411 with six homers and 31 RBI over 282 at-bats. The recent hot streak makes him an interesting option for deeper NL-formats, but for the most part, he's best left to hang out on the waiver wire.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 09:02:00 PM

While his teammates were combining on 15 hits and 12 runs, Gerardo Parra went 0-for-5 against the Rangers on Thursday.

With Carlos Gonzalez banged up, Parra has started five straight games since coming off the disabled list. Ideally, his playing time will be greatly reduced once Gonzalez returns to the lineup. The Rockies shouldn't use his salary as an excuse to justify playing him when his performance hasn't warranted it. He's hitting .257 with a 46/4 K/BB ratio in 265 at-bats.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Rockies activated OF Gerardo Parra from the 15-day disabled list.

Parra missed nearly two months of action with a badly sprained ankle. David Dahl has been excellent since being recalled and is surely not going to be banished to the bench, so Parra is likely looking at a fourth outfielder role for now.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 02:02:00 PM

Gerardo Parra (ankle) is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment in three days.

Parra suffered a minor setback earlier this week, but he's back to running and shagging and his ankle apparently feels good. The 29-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since June 14 with a left ankle sprain. He could be ready late next week if everything goes according to plan.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 03:50:00 PM

The Rockies are slowing down Gerardo Parra's rehab from a left ankle sprain.

Parra felt soreness in his foot during a workout Saturday in Atlanta, so the Rockies are going to play it safe with him. "He didn’t have a great day, the second game in Atlanta," said Rockies manager Walt Weiss. "He didn’t have a setback, I want to make that clear. His ankle was a little stiff that second day, so we backed off a little bit. That’s his body telling him he needs to slow down." The Rockies want to see Parra do some fielding in a simulated game situation before determining the next step, so it's unclear when he'll be ready for a minor league rehab assignment. The 29-year-old has been out since June 14.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 10:27:00 PM

Gerardo Parra (ankle) hit off a tee Friday.

Parra is a little over a week removed from a left ankle sprain. He's tracking toward a return early next month.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Rockies placed OF Gerardo Parra on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain.

Parra was lifted from Tuesday's win over the Yankees after he ran into Trevor Story while attempting to track down a Jacoby Ellsbury popup. He looked to be in serious pain, but the injury could have been much more severe. Look no further than Kyle Schwarber, who tore his ACL in April after a collision. As is, Parra could miss up to three weeks with the ankle injury.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 07:26:00 PM

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C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Ian Desmond
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Gerardo Parra
3Chris Denorfia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
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S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4German Marquez
5Shane Carle
6Chad Bettis
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2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Chad Qualls
6Chris Rusin
7Jason Motte
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Scott Oberg
11Jairo Diaz
12Matt Carasiti