Player News - Rockies

Date: Team: Pos:

MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports that a reunion of Pat Neshek and the Phillies "could be announced this week."

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Neshek received a couple multi-year offers and is expected to take one from the Phillies in the $16-17 million range. The veteran reliever began last season in Philadelphia before being sent to Colorado in a trade. Neshek, 37, posted a 1.59 ERA and 69/9 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings in 2017.
Dec 11 - 4:25 PM

Rockies signed C Chris Iannetta to a two-year contract.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports it's a two-year deal worth $8.5 million. It's a return home of sorts for the 34-year-old catcher, who spent his first six seasons with the Rockies. He's coming off one of his best offensive seasons outside of Colorado, hitting 17 homers and registering an .865 OPS in 89 games for the Diamondbacks in 2017.
Dec 8 - 4:29 PM

David Dahl (back) is expected to begin swinging a bat in two weeks.

Dahl was supposed to open the 2017 season as the Rockies' starting left fielder, but he suffered a stress reaction in the upper backside of his rib cage at spring training and wound up appearing in just 19 games -- all of them in the minors. Rockies GM Jeff Bridich told the Denver Post recently that there is some uncertainty about whether this will be a chronic thing: "We really don’t know," said Bridich. "I don’t think anybody really knows as this point. But things are looking good now. That’s all we are going off right now. Things are progressing as they should and there haven’t been any snags in the winter months."
Source: Denver Post
Dec 5 - 10:26 PM

Rockies signed RHP Chris Jensen to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old returns to the Rockies' organization where he spent the first three years of his career before heading to the Athletics in the Brett Anderson trade in December of 2013. He'll add minor league pitching depth for the Rockies.
Dec 2 - 2:55 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, Charlie Blackmon is now represented by ACES.

Blackmon was previously represented by Sports One Athlete Management. The move was likely done with next offseason in mind, as the 31-year-old has the chance to cash in big in free agency. Blackmon won his first batting title this past season while hitting .331/.399/.601 with 37 homers, 104 RBI, and 14 steals. He finished fifth in the NL MVP balloting.
Nov 27 - 3:05 PM

Rockies signed RHP Scott McGough to a minor league contract.

McGough registered a 2.75 ERA in 55 2/3 innings of relief this past season between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Orioles, though that came with a less inspiring 1.49 WHIP. The 28-year-old right-hander is doubtful to make a significant impact with Colorado.
Nov 23 - 2:27 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Jesus Tinoco from Low-A Lancaster.

Tinoco, 22, posted a 4.67 ERA and 107/50 K/BB ratio over 140 2/3 innings at Lancaster this past season. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 6:19 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of C Chris Rabago from High-A Lancaster.

Rabago, 24, hit .272/.350/.393 with a homer and 25 steals at the Low-A level in 2017. He now can't be taken in the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 6:18 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of LHP Sam Howard from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Howard, 24, held a 3.32 ERA and 104/43 K/BB ratio across 127 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 6:16 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of OF Yonathan Daza from High-A Lancaster.

Daza, 23, hit .341/.376/.466 with three homers and 31 steals at the Low-A level in 2017. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 6:14 PM

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Phillies are among the teams interested in Jake McGee.

As Morosi points out, McGee and new Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler were actually teammates with the Rays in 2010. The hard-throwing left-hander struggled in 2016 in his first season with the Rockies but bounced back with a nice showing in 2017, putting up a 3.61 ERA and 58/16 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings while notching three saves.
Source: MLB.com
Nov 19 - 8:54 AM

RHP Greg Holland rejected the Rockies' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer.

Holland had already previously declined his $15 million player option and is now officially a free agent after turning down his qualifying offer. He really struggled in the second half for the Rockies in 2017 but will get a multi-year contract this winter, anyway.
Nov 17 - 11:31 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Astros are among the teams with interest in free agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

A deal with Lucroy would likely mean pushing Brian McCann and Evan Gattis into a platoon role at DH. Lucroy has been a better defensive catcher than both of them, but he actually struggled a bit in that department this past season and the 31-year-old also batted just .265 with a .716 OPS and only six home runs over 123 total games between the Rangers and Rockies. The 2017 World Series champs will probably be looking for a discount here.
Nov 15 - 9:01 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that none of the nine players extended one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offers will accept it.

Neil Walker and Jeremy Hellickson accepted the qualifying offer last offseason, but it's not a surprise this time around that they've all opted to turn it down. All nine players -- Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb, Wade Davis, Greg Holland, Lance Lynn and Carlos Santana -- should be able to easily find multi-year contracts on the open market this winter.
Nov 13 - 8:55 AM

Rockies released RHP Thad Weber.

The 33-year-old hurler hasn't seen time in the big leagues since the 2013 season. He spent his 2017 campaign at Triple-A Albuquerque where he posted a miserable 7.85 ERA, 1.87 WHIP and 39/11 K/BB ratio across 55 innings. It's unclear if he plans on continuing his pitching career.
Nov 11 - 8:42 AM


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