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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
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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. Jun 24 - 5:13 PM

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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.
Jun 15 - 7:26 PM

Gerardo Parra (ankle) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Manager Walt Weiss said that Parra is dealing with a left ankle sprain. He was involved in a scary collision with teammate Trevor Story while trying to corral a Jacoby Ellsbury popup in the third inning, with Story rolling over Parra's left leg. Fingers crossed that his MRI on Wednesday does not reveal any structural damage.
Jun 15 - 1:29 AM

Gerardo Parra left Tuesday's game against the Yankees after a collision with Trevor Story.

The injury occurred on a Jacoby Ellsbury popup in the third inning. Both players went for the ball with Story rolling over Parra's leg. Parra seemed to be in excruciating pain and was carted off the field. There's no word on how severe it was but it certainly had the look of a serious injury. Ryan Raburn took over for Parra in left field. Parra lined out in his only at-bat of the night.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 14 - 10:05 PM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

He's sitting in favor of Ryan Raburn with the Padres throwing lefty Christian Friedrich. Parra is hitting just .195/.214/.341 so far in June.
Jun 12 - 2:39 PM

Gerardo Parra went 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout in the loss to the Padres on Friday.

It's probably not happening this year, but the sooner the Rockies turn Parra into a fourth outfielder, the better off they'll be. He's a better hitter than he's shown this far -- he currently has a .695 OPS despite playing half of his games in Coors -- but he's not so good of one that he's a quality regular as a left fielder.
Jun 11 - 12:13 AM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

It's a good time to get Parra a day off against opposing southpaw Madison Bumgarner. Ryan Raburn will start in his place and bat sixth for the Rockies on Saturday.
May 28 - 1:10 PM

Gerardo Parra went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Parra isn't nearly what he used to be defensively, so he needs to do significantly better than his current .710 OPS in order to help the Rockies. He's now gone a full month since his last walk on April 26, and he's struck out 19 times since then.
May 25 - 10:52 PM

Gerardo Parra had a terrific day at the dish in a losing effort against the Dodgers on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI.

Parra also scored a run in the contest and swiped his fourth base of the season. He singled home Nolan Arenado to get the Rockies on the board in the second inning, added an RBI double in the fourth then delivered a clutch two-run single to increase their advantage to 10-7 in the eighth. With the four-hit attack, Parra is now slashing .279/.290/.412 with eight RBI on the season.
Apr 24 - 8:18 PM

Gerardo Parra went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cubs.

He also added his second stolen base of the season in a nice well-rounded game. Parra is off to a nice .306/.324/.528 start at the plate in his first season with the Rockies and will handle center field for as long as Charlie Blackmon (toe) is sidelined.
Apr 15 - 5:27 PM

Gerardo Parra went 2-for-3 with a homer, an intentional walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Giants.

Parra will spend the next couple of weeks as the Rockies' center fielder with Charlie Blackmon out. He's no longer adequate defensively there, but the Rockies haven't figured that out yet and Brandon Barnes is the only alternative anyway.
Apr 14 - 7:50 PM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Parra will sit for the second time this season. He got the night off against Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin earlier this week, which suggests manager Walt Weiss is serious about benching him against lefties. Ryan Raburn will take over in left field and bat sixth versus Padres southpaw Drew Pomeranz.
Apr 9 - 6:08 PM

Gerardo Parra homered, drew a walk, and scored two runs in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Brewers.

Parra went back-to-back with Nolan Arenado in the bottom of the third inning and scored again on a Nick Hundley RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. The veteran outfielder suffered a heel contusion earlier this spring, but he's well past that now. He should have some mixed league fantasy value as a decent power/speed guy with 81 games scheduled for Coors Field.
Mar 22 - 7:39 PM

Gerardo Parra suffered a heel contusion in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Padres.

He slipped on the warning track while chasing down a line drive. Parra lined out and grounded into a double play before being replaced in the seventh inning. It doesn't sound like anything serious but the Rockies will probably play it safe by giving Parra the day off on Sunday.
Mar 5 - 7:26 PM

Gerardo Parra went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk against the Athletics in Cactus League action on Friday.

We’re not sure if the Rockies have a plan, but Parra landed in a pretty good situation as the team’s primary left fielder. The 28-year-old batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 steals over 155 games last season and should remain a useful option in mixed fantasy leagues while calling Coors Field home. It would probably be best if he takes a seat against some left-handed starters, though.
Mar 4 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Eddie Butler
6Chris Rusin
7Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Adam Ottavino
3Carlos Estevez
4Jason Motte
5Chad Qualls
6Boone Logan
7Justin Miller
8Jairo Diaz
9Gonzalez Germen
10Christian Bergman
11Yohan Flande
12Jordan Lyles