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Charlie Blackmon | Outfielder | #19

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / COL
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Rockies activated OF Charlie Blackmon from the 15-day disabled list.
Blackmon missed two weeks of action with a toe injury but is back at his regular spot atop the Rockies lineup on Friday. Prior to his injury, Blackmon was hitting just .185/.241/.333 with no homers and three RBI in his first eight games. Apr 29 - 6:38 PM

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Charlie Blackmon (toe) is scheduled to play nine innings of center field Wednesday with High-A Modesto.

Blackmon went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his rehab debut on Tuesday, but the Rockies are more worried about his turf toe than any offensive results and he reported no physical issues during or after the game. Blackmon should be ready to rejoin Colorado's active roster this weekend if his toe continues to hold up. He's been on the shelf since April 13.
Apr 27 - 12:52 PM

Charlie Blackmon (toe) could be activated from the disabled list next weekend.

Blackmon took batting practice and went through outfield drills on Saturday in running shoes and will do the same thing on Sunday with cleats on. If that goes well, he should be ready to roll next weekend. The outfielder has been battling a turf toe injury.
Apr 24 - 1:56 PM

Charlie Blackmon (toe) is hoping to begin a rehab assignment next week.

He's been out with turf toe since April 13. Rockies manager Walt Weiss suggested Blackmon might only need a couple games to get ready. Gerardo Parra and Brandon Barnes have split time in center field during his absence.
Apr 23 - 7:37 PM

Charlie Blackmon (toe) admitted Thursday that he's not sure how long he'll be sidelined.

Blackmon was placed on the disabled list Thursday with an aggravation of a left turf toe injury that he initially suffered back in 2012. "It's sore," Blackmon said. "I don't know how long or how bad it is." The Rockies will shift Gerardo Parra over to center field while Blackmon is out, with Ben Paulsen, Ryan Raburn and Brandon Barnes picking up starts in left.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 15 - 10:00 AM

Rockies placed OF Charlie Blackmon on the 15-day disabled list with turf toe.

Blackmon has battled turf toe in the past and experienced a recurrence after an awkward dive into second base on Wednesday night. He could be out until early May. Gerardo Parra will serve as the Rockies' starting center fielder in the meantime, with Ben Paulsen getting the majority of starts in left.
Apr 14 - 2:35 PM

Charlie Blackmon is day-to-day with a toe injury.

Blackmon injured the toe diving back into second base on Wednesday night. He has a history of turf toe, so the Rockies are being safe and sitting him on Thursday.
Apr 14 - 1:13 PM

Charlie Blackmon is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Giants.

Blackmon made an early exit from Wednesday's game with an apparent injury. There should be a status update from the Rockies ahead of the 3:10 p.m. ET first pitch.
Apr 14 - 1:08 PM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Brandon Barnes will take his place in center field and bat eighth. Blackmon is off to a slow start (.154 average in four games) and didn't hit well against lefties last season (.264 in 163 at-bats). It makes sense to give him a breather with Drew Pomeranz throwing Saturday.
Apr 9 - 6:01 PM

Charlie Blackmon is out of the Rockies' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Brandon Barnes will start in center field and bat eighth against Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin. DJ LeMahieu is serving as the Rockies' leadoff hitter.
Apr 6 - 1:13 PM

Charlie Blackmon doubled and socked a solo homer in a 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

While not quite on the level of Nolan Arenado or even Trevor Story, Blackmon has enjoyed a fine spring by batting .308 with five home runs and a 1.083 OPS. Many were projecting regression from him last season, but he actually upped the ante for fantasy owners. Keep in mind that he has been a different player away from Coors Field, but it’s harder to bet against him in drafts this spring.
Mar 31 - 6:23 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk, and two runs scored against the Mariners on Thursday.

Many were doubting the validity of Blackmon’s breakout this time last year, but he delivered a worthy follow-up while increasing his OPS from .775 to .797 and even stealing 43 stolen bases. With Coors Field as the backdrop, the stage is set for him to be a valuable multi-category contributor once again.
Mar 24 - 8:03 PM

Rockies and OF Charlie Blackmon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Blackmon requested $3.9 million and was offered $2.7 million by the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged. It took 10 days for the two sides to reach an agreeable midpoint. Blackmon, 29, batted .287/.347/.450 with 17 home runs and 43 stolen bases in 157 games last season for the Rockies. The 29-year-old center fielder should again be a fantasy stud in 2016, assuming Colorado doesn't trade him.
Jan 25 - 3:59 PM

Charlie Blackmon admitted he was "a little perplexed" when the Rockies signed Gerardo Parra but said "we'll find a way to make it work."

More realistically, the Rockies' front office will make it work by trading one of Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez or Corey Dickerson. Blackmon was complementary of Parra, calling him a "great player" while praising his arm strength. There's no easy platoon scenario as all four outfielders are left-handed. The Cardinals and Tigers have shown interest in trading for one of the Rockies' outfielders, though Detroit can probably be ruled out after signing Justin Upton to a six-year deal.
Jan 23 - 7:08 PM

Charlie Blackmon requested $3.9 million and was offered $2.7 million by the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

Blackmon is arbitration-eligible for the first time. MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn $4.5 million, so the outfielder's requested seems pretty reasonable.
Jan 15 - 5:56 PM

Depth Charts

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