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Michael McKenry | Catcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Middle Tennessee State
Contract: view contract details

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Rockies and C Michael McKenry avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.0876 million contract.
McKenry was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason. How much he plays in 2015 will depend on whether the Rockies trade Wilin Rosario, but either way he's slated to primarily be a backup. Jan 16 - 2:31 PM

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Michael McKenry went 2-for-6 and hit his eighth homer Saturday against the Dodgers.

It's just 168 at-bats, but McKenry has the best numbers of any catcher in the game this year, hitting .315/.398/.512. Where that leaves him in the Rockies' plans is anyone's guess; it sounds like the team would like to upgrade from Wilin Rosario this winter (they made a run at Brian McCann last winter), but even if they can't do that, they might prefer a more defensive-minded backup, since defense is Rosario's weakness, too. At least McKenry's performance this year should mean that someone will want him.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 01:35:00 AM

Michael McKenry went 3-for-4 in the Rockies' 10-9 win over the Giants on Monday.

McKenry didn't do anything too flashy, singling three times. McHenry's only had 131 ABs for the Rockies, but he's been able to make the most of his opportunities. He's slashing .313/.388/.481. Despite the seemingly lofty heights of the slash-line, he doesn't get enough starting at-bats to really merit fantasy consideration unless you're desperate.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 09:51:00 PM

Michael McKenry went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

McKenry supplied all of the Rockies' offense on the evening, slamming a three-run shot to left field in the second inning off of Doug Fister. The catcher has hit well since being called up on June 4, but that was his first home run of the season. In 60 plate appearances, McKenry is slashing .321/.367/.464 with seven RBI.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 09:36:00 PM

Rockies activated C Michael McKenry from the bereavement list.

Jackson Williams was sent down to accommodate McKenry's return. With Wilin Rosario exiting Thursday's game with lower back stiffness, McKenry might be needed to start a few contests.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 08:44:00 AM

Rockies placed C Michael McKenry on the bereavement list.

He's expected to miss the entire series against the Cardinals. The Rockies have called up catcher Jackson Williams to take his spot on the active roster.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Michael McKenry will be placed on the bereavement list Monday.

He'll be away from the club for three days. Jackson Williams will take his spot on the roster.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Rockies recalled C Michael McKenry from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Jordan Pacheco was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move, so McKenry will be the new primary backup to Rockies starting catcher Wilin Rosario.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Rockies optioned C Michael McKenry to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McKenry has four hits in 19 at-bats with the big club this season. He's no longer needed with Wilin Rosario back from the disabled list.
Sun, May 18, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Rockies recalled C Michael McKenry from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McKenry will provide depth at catcher while Wilin Rosario is out with an illness. Jordan Pacheco is starting behind the plate on Saturday evening against the Mets.
Sat, May 3, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Rockies optioned C Michael McKenry to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Rockies will open the year with Jordan Pacheco as the backup to starting catcher Wilin Rosario.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of C Michael McKenry.

McKenry and Jordan Pacheco are still competing for a bench spot, but this transaction bodes well for the former's odds. The 28-year-old McKenry has some pop and will be an NL-only backup option if he's named Wilin Rosario's backup.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Michael McKenry went 1-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI in Sunday's Cactus League loss to the Brewers.

The 28-year-old is in camp competing to be the primary backstop to starting catcher Wilin Rosario. He's exhibited nice power potential in the past, and could be relevant in NL-only formats if he found his way into part-time at-bats at Coors Field.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 07:38:00 PM

Michael McKenry (knee) practiced sliding Wednesday and said it was his last hurdle before being cleared for game action.

It was the first time McKenry slid since July 27, when he tore the meniscus in his left knee sliding into second base. He'll play his first game since the injury Thursday in a Rockies intrasquad contest. The non-roster invite is trying to make the team as a backup catcher.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Rockies signed C Michael McKenry to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

McKenry can earn a $750,000 salary if he cracks the Rockies' major league roster. The 28-year-old catcher is a .223/.291/.376 career hitter in the bigs. He will be battling for the backup job this spring in camp, but Jordan Pacheco would seem to have the inside track.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
3Audry Perez
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cristhian Adames
3Rafael Ynoa
4Omar Quintanilla
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Roger Bernadina
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5David Hale
6Jon Gray
7Eddie Butler
8Christian Bergman
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Adam Ottavino
3Rex Brothers
4Boone Logan
5Christian Friedrich
6John Axford
7Rafael Betancourt
8Brooks Brown
9Jairo Diaz