Player News - Rockies

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Tyler Anderson (knee) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and manager Bud Black said the pitcher is progressing well.

Anderson is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 25. He has been sidelined since June 25 due to inflammation in his left knee. "I don't know if his return is imminent but it's coming," Black said after the session. Anderson is hopeful of returning to the rotation when he is ready to return, but fantasy owners will want to see him knock off the rust in and out of two before trusting him again.
Aug 16 - 12:40 AM

Nolan Arenado finished with a solo home run across four at-bats in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Arenado helped put a run on the board, but a rare throwing error in the eighth inning allowing the go-ahead run to score for Atlanta, too. He has managed just five errors across 306 total chances this season. He was hit on the left hand by a pitch on Sunday in Miami. The good news is that the ailment didn't hinder his swing, as is evidenced by his towering shot in his first at-bat back.
Aug 16 - 12:33 AM

Kyle Freeland allowed three earned runs, four hits and two walks with five strikeouts across six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Braves.

Freeland threw 57 of his 87 pitches for strikes in the quality start. More importantly, he didn't show any ill effects of the strained left groin which landed him on the 10-day disabled list in early August. He'll toe the slab again on Sunday against the visiting Brewers.
Aug 16 - 12:29 AM

Rockies activated LHP Kyle Freeland from the 10-day disabled list.

Freeland will return to the Rockies' starting rotation on Tuesday night against the visiting Braves after missing exactly 10 days with a left groin strain. The rookie southpaw is 11-7 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 77/44 K/BB ratio through 121 2/3 innings this season.
Aug 15 - 4:51 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Rosscup has allowed four runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings of relief this season out of the Rockies' bullpen. Tuesday's starter Kyle Freeland (groin) has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.
Aug 15 - 4:50 PM

Nolan Arenado (hand) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Braves.

Arenado took a pitch off his left hand on Sunday, but X-rays turned up negative and he was able to pinch-hit on Monday night. He will start at third base and bat third Tuesday versus Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb.
Aug 15 - 4:34 PM

Chad Bettis returned from cancer on Monday and blanked the Braves for seven innings in the Rockies' 3-0 victory.

Unfortunately, the win went to Michael Dunn, since the Rockies never scored until the bottom of the eighth. Still, the night was a huge success for Bettis. He struck out just two, but he got 12 outs on the ground. He almost gave up a run before even getting an out, but Ender Inciarte was thrown out at the plate while trying for an inside-the-park home run. It was rather smooth sailing from there. Bettis will face the Brewers at Coors next time out. As much as we're pulling for him, we still wouldn't recommend him for fantasy purposes.
Aug 15 - 1:19 AM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk against the Braves in Monday's win.

Gonzalez has five RBI the last three days. We still wouldn't say he's gotten it going; he is hitting .289 this month, but it comes with just three extra-base hits and two walks in 45 at-bats.
Aug 15 - 1:12 AM

Nolan Arenado popped out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Braves.

Arenado didn't start tonight because a left hand contusion, and he didn't remain in the game after hitting tonight, even though it would have been a good spot for him to do so. Consider him questionable for Tuesday.
Aug 15 - 1:09 AM

Nolan Arenado (hand) is not in the Rockies' lineup Monday and said he expects to miss 2-3 starts.

Arenado avoided a fracture and the disabled list after being hit on the left hand by a pitch Sunday, but he remains sore and is having trouble gripping a bat. He's available to pinch-hit Monday. Pat Valaika is handling third base Monday.
Aug 14 - 4:54 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Chad Bettis from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Bettis will make his season debut with the Rockies on Monday against the Braves after working his way back from testicular cancer. He posted a 4.24 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 17/7 K/BB ratio in six rehab appearances covering 23 1/3 innings. As great of a story as it is, Bettis isn't a terribly appealing option for fantasy purposes.
Aug 14 - 4:46 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Carlos Estevez to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Estevez has posted a 6.53 ERA over 21 relief appearances in the majors this season. He's replaced on the roster by Chad Bettis, who will make his season debut Monday.
Aug 14 - 4:44 PM

German Marquez fell to 9-5 after giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday against the Marlins.

A rare stinker from the rookie, who has been a legitimate excellent starts since joining the Rockies rotation at the end of April. He had been working on a string of six straight quality starts. Next up for him is a Coors Field outing against the Brewers.
Aug 13 - 6:02 PM

Antonio Senzatela was perfect for two innings out of the pen and struck out three Sunday against the Marlins.

The Rockies were considering giving Senzatela another start on Monday, but Chad Bettis was given that assignment before today's game. Senzatela started Wednesday, allowing two runs over five innings. He still figures to make more starts before the year is out.
Aug 13 - 6:00 PM

Ryan McMahon went 1-for-3 with a walk Sunday against the Marlins in his first start for the Rockies.

McMahon, called up as a role player Friday, had gone 0-for-1 in his first two games on the roster. He gave Mark Reynolds a breather at first base today. He can also play some third and second, but he probably won't get much time at either spot (assuming Nolan Arenado is OK).
Aug 13 - 5:56 PM


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