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Kyle Simon has been suspended 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Simon was traded from the Orioles to the Phillies in the Jim Thome trade back in June 2012 and then selected by the Rockies on the minor league side of this winter's Rule 5 Draft. Colorado has since released him. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a pedestrian 3.93 ERA, 1.295 WHIP, and 41/21 K/BB ratio in 75 2/3 innings last season between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Jan 27 - 4:18 PM

Rockies general Jeff Bridich told FOX Sports' Jon Morosi on Tuesday that it's "highly, highly unlikely" either Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez will be dealt before Opening Day.

There's been some debate about whether the Rockies actually want to move them at all, but Tulowitzki is coming off hip surgery and Gonzalez is working his way back from knee surgery, so teams likely want to see how they look in the spring and/or the early part of the season before seriously thinking about the possibility. Tulo is owed $114 million over the next six seasons while CarGo is owed $53 million over the next three seasons.
Jan 27 - 2:48 PM

Rockies and RHP Adam Ottavino avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

It's just above the midpoint of figures exchanged earlier this month. Ottavino is coming off a fine season for Colorado, having posted a 3.60 ERA and 70/16 K/BB ratio across 65 innings. He'll again help set up LaTroy Hawkins in 2015.
Jan 26 - 8:07 PM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said Saturday that Boone Logan (elbow) is completely healthy.

Logan had surgery last September to remove a small bone spur from his left elbow -- the second straight year he had an operation on his elbow. His recovery dragged on longer than expected the first time, but the rehab has evidently gone better this time around and he'll enter spring training with no restrictions. Logan will look to bounce back in 2015 after holding a 6.84 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 35 appearances in his first season with the Rockies.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 25 - 10:14 AM

Rockies signed RHP Jair Jurrjens to a minor league contract.

Jurrjens elected free agency back in October but eventually decided his best fit was a return to the Rockies. Though he's still only 28-years-old, he hasn't been a viable big league starter since the 2011 season and a return to that level seems unlikely. He'll compete for a spot in the Rockies rotation this spring.
Jan 23 - 11:53 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) has been cleared for straight-ahead running and will be allowed to change directions when spring training begins.

CarGo has also been taking batting practice for about a month now. Recovering from surgery to repair the patella tendon in his left knee, Gonzalez will be eased into things in spring training but is expected to be ready to roll for Opening Day. "He's going through the routine check-ins, and he's exactly on schedule," Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said. "We're hopeful to get him on the field sometime soon. Obviously, it's winter here, so it's tough."
Jan 23 - 12:26 PM

Troy Tulowitzki (hip) began fielding drills this week.

"Tulo was in Denver last week just for a couple days for a routine checkup on his progress, and everything's great," Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said. "He's swinging fully, he's taking full batting practice in the cage, and this week he's starting to add taking ground balls in the infield and really starting to ramp up the pure baseball activity." Making his way back from surgery to repair his torn left hip labrum, Tulo is expected to enter spring training with no restrictions. However, he’s only been on the field for an average of 88 games over the last three seasons and remains a huge health risk.
Jan 23 - 12:22 PM

Wilin Rosario spent a week at the Rockies' spring training facility earlier this offseason working on his defense at first base and the corner outfield.

And he's brought what he learned back to the club's facility in the Dominican Republic, where he'll work out until it's time to report to spring training next month. Rosario has proven to be a terrible defensive catcher and won't get nearly as many starts behind the plate for Colorado in 2015. But he should still get enough at-bats (playing other positions) to generate decent power totals. The 25-year-old has averaged 29 homers and 95 RBI for every 162 games over the course of his young career.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 22 - 10:14 AM

Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports report the Rockies have discussed Charlie Blackmon in trade talks with multiple teams.

Blackmon was a first-time All-Star in 2014, hitting .288/.335/.440 with 19 homers and 28 stolen bases, but he's already 28 years old and the club feels they may be able to sell him at his peak value. The team is said to be looking for starting pitching in return, and the duo name the Cubs, Rangers, Braves and Orioles as possible suitors. If the Rockies were to deal Blackmon, they would likely turn to Drew Stubbs while also signing a complementary outfielder on the free agent market.
Jan 17 - 5:14 PM

Wilin Rosario requested $3.3 million and was offered $2.8 million from the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged.

With the two sides being so close already, they shouldn't have much difficulty meeting somewhere in the middle. The 25-year-old Rosario is coming off a disappointing 2014 season where he slashed just .267/.305/.435 with 13 homers and 54 RBI in 382 at-bats. His days behind the plate may be numbered, and there have been rumblings that the Rockies are trying to move him before the season begins.
Jan 17 - 12:55 AM

Adam Ottavino requested $1.475 million and was offered $1 million from the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

It is the first time that the 29-year-old has been arbitration eligible and comes on the heels of two strong seasons in the Rockies bullpen. He's a sneaky candidate to accrue saves this season for those speculating.
Jan 16 - 7:11 PM

Rockies and LHP Rex Brothers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

Brothers, who was in his first year of arbitration this winter, suffered through a disappointing 2014 season with a 5.59 ERA in 56 1/3 innings. He'll help set up again in 2015.
Jan 16 - 5:13 PM

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

Rockies and RHP Jhoulys Chacin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million contract.

Chacin made $4.85 million last season and was arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. The right-hander missed a big chunk of last season with shoulder issues and is a medical red flag heading into 2015.
Jan 16 - 12:57 PM

Rockies and RHP Tyler Chatwood avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $2 million contract.

Chatwood will get $1 million per year each year. Tommy John surgery limited Chatwood to just 24 innings last year and he's set to miss the majority of the 2015 season. The deal includes incentives on innings pitched in 2016.
Jan 14 - 7:28 PM

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