Player News - Rockies

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Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that the Rockies are "expected" to pursue a reunion with impending free agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy told reporters in early September that he would "absolutely" be interested in returning to Colorado, so there's some mutual affection here. The veteran backstop finished strong after the July 30 trade that sent him from the Rangers to the Rockies, slashing .310/.429/.437 over his final 46 games. He hit just .242/.297/.338 over his first 77 games this season with Texas.
Oct 17 - 8:01 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Cardinals "plan to pounce" on Greg Holland once he formally declines his player option for 2018.

Holland's agent, Scott Boras, said Friday that his client "hasn't made any decisions" as to whether he'll exercise his $15 million player option for 2018. However, it seems to be a formality that he'll indeed exercise it and hit the open market. The Cardinals are expected to be on the lookout for bullpen help this winter, so it's no surprise they're getting connected to the Rockies' closer. Holland tied for the National League lead with 41 saves this season while posting a 3.61 ERA and 70/26 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings.
Oct 13 - 4:36 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Carlos Gonzalez was helped after visiting a sleep doctor late in the season.

CarGo is on the record as crediting a return to his old grip on the bat with his late-season turnaround at the plate, but apparently getting more rest after not sleeping well early on in the year also helped. Gonzalez batted just .239/.308/.356 for the first five months of the season but closed with a .377/.484/.766 line and six home runs in September. The impending free agent will turn 32 next week and it will be interesting to track his market this winter.
Oct 13 - 3:13 PM

Greg Holland's agent, Scott Boras, said Friday that his client "hasn't made any decisions" as to whether he'll exercise his $15 million player option for 2018.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Thursday that Holland would decline the option and hit the open market. While it may be true that the closer hasn't technically made a formal decision yet, him declining the option is a formality. Holland tied for the National League lead in saves (41) this season and is set to receive a multi-year contract this winter.
Oct 13 - 10:15 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Greg Holland will decline his $15 million player option for 2018 and hit the free agent market this winter.

Holland faded in the second half of the 2017 season with Colorado, but he still wound up tied for the National League lead in saves (41) with Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers and the 31-year-old Scott Boras client is almost certain to find a multi-year deal on the open market. Heyman writes that "Boras believes it's time for an explosion of salaries for bullpen stars." Holland figures to draw free agent interest from a range of clubs, including the Rockies.
Oct 12 - 12:58 PM

Nolan Arenado went 1-for-5 with a homer in the Rockies 11-8 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday in the NL Wild Card Game.

The Rockies top hitters -- Charlie Blackmon, DJ Lemahieu and Arenado -- combined to go 1-for-14 against the Arizona pitching staff on Wednesday. At least Arenado's hit was a big one; a blast off of Archie Bradley in the eighth inning that brought Colorado to within two runs at 8-6 in the eighth inning. The other-worldly third baseman will be among the top vote-getters in the MVP race this year, but his season ends now.
Oct 5 - 12:23 AM

Jon Gray was shellacked on Wednesday, giving up seven hits and four runs in just 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks in the NL Wild Card Game.

Simply put, Gray didn't have it tonight, and the Arizona hitters did. He gave up two quick hits in the first, and then Paul Goldschmidt destroyed a fastball to give Arizona a 3-0 lead. Gray settled down a bit, but after giving up a run-scoring triple to Ketel Marte in the bottom of the second his night was through. 2017 was a strong overall season for Gray and the future is extremely bright for the hard-throwing right-hander, but we'll have to wait until 2018 to see it flesh out.
Oct 5 - 12:15 AM

Ian Desmond is not in the lineup for Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Diamondbacks.

With Zack Greinke on the mound for Arizona, the Rockies will instead start Gerardo Parra in left field. It's only 22 at-bats of sample size, but in his career against Greinke, Desmond has just a .273 OPS. Let's also remember that he was given a $70 million dollar contract this offseason, and isn't playing in the biggest game for the Rockies in quite some time. He could be one of the first bats off the bench, however.
Oct 4 - 4:04 PM

Gerardo Parra will start in left field and bat sixth for the Rockies in Wednesday night's National League Wild Card Game versus the Diamondbacks.

$70 million man Ian Desmond is on the bench. The full lineup for the Rockies: Charlie Blackmon CF, DJ LeMahieu 2B, Carlos Gonzalez RF, Nolan Arenado 3B, Trevor Story SS, Gerardo Parra LF, Mark Reynolds 1B, Jonathan Lucroy C, Jon Gray SP. Arizona is starting right-hander Zack Greinke.
Oct 4 - 3:41 PM

Rockies manager Bud Black on Sunday officially announced that Jon Gray will start Wednesday's National League Wild Card Game versus the Diamondbacks.

General manager Jeff Bridich had alluded to it, and the skipper made it official. It comes as no surprise, of course. Gray posted a 3.67 ERA and 112/30 K/BB ratio over 110 1/3 innings this season, including a 2.44 mark since August 1. The righty had a 26/4 K/BB ratio over 18 frames while holding a 3.50 ERA in his three outings versus the D'Backs in 2017.
Oct 2 - 5:59 PM

Raimel Tapia went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers in Sunday's regular season finale.

Tapia came through with an RBI double in the seventh inning that cut the Rockies' deficit to three runs at 6-3. Unfortunately, that would be the last time either squad would score. The 23-year-old finishes the season hitting .288/.329/.425 with a pair of homers, 16 RBI and five swipes in 171 plate appearances.
Oct 1 - 7:31 PM

Kyle Freeland was handed his 11th loss of the season on Sunday, giving up two runs on five hits in his three innings of work.

Freeland walked one and didn't strike out a batter in the ballgame. He gave up an RBI double to Cody Bellinger in the first inning and a sacrifice fly to Kike Hernandez in the third. He finishes the season 11-11 with a 4.10 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 107/63 K/BB ratio across 156 innings.
Oct 1 - 7:06 PM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said that while no decision has been made yet, Jon Gray "is certainly in major consideration" to start the National League Wild Card Game.

Bridich might not be ready to make it official yet, but it's almost definitely going to be Gray taking the ball Wednesday in Arizona. The big right-hander finished the season with a 3.67 ERA and 112/30 K/BB ratio over 110 1/3 innings, including a 2.44 mark since August 1. He also held a 3.50 ERA and 26/4 K/BB ratio over 18 frames in his three outings versus the D'Backs in 2017.
Oct 1 - 12:15 PM

Tyler Anderson will not start for the Rockies on Sunday against the Dodgers.

The Rockies have decided to hold Anderson back before a possible NLDS start rather than risk an injury. Kyle Freeland will take the ball instead.
Oct 1 - 11:33 AM

Charlie Blackmon finished 2-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's game against the Dodgers to push his batting average to .330.

It was the 68th multi-hit game of the season for Blackmon, who is closing in on the National League batting title. Teammate DJ LeMahieu (.348) won the title last season, and a Rockies player has won the NL batting title in three of the past four seasons.
Oct 1 - 2:54 AM


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