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ESPN's Jayson Stark hears that the Rockies want a "young impact starter" in return for Jorge De La Rosa.

Stark adds that the Rockies are "very unlikely" to find such a return given that De La Rosa owns a rough 4.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 18 starts this season and is set to become a free agent this winter. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the Orioles are "monitoring" the 33-year-old left-hander, but it doesn't sound like the two teams are going to be able to find a common ground for a trade. The O's would be taking a step backward if they moved one of their young pitching prospects for a mediocre rental.
Jul 10 - 1:04 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Rockies intend to re-sign impending free agent Michael Cuddyer.

Which obviously means that the veteran outfielder won't be made available around the July 31 trade deadline. The Rockies have a crowded outfield (with some good, cost-controlled young players) but team owner Dick Monfort loves Cuddyer's presence in the clubhouse and the feeling is that he wouldn't attract much of a return package on the trade market because of his current left shoulder injury. Negotiations toward a contract extension could begin later this summer.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 10 - 10:32 AM

Rockies left-handed pitching prospect Kyle Freeland threw two scoreless innings for rookie-level Grand Junction on Wednesday.

Freeland, the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft, scattered three singles while striking out two batters. The University of Evansville product has frontline potential, but could be moved to the bullpen if he is unable to succeed as a starter with his limited fastball/slider combination.
Jul 10 - 9:36 AM

Tyler Chatwood (elbow) was set to throw live batting practice on Wednesday but was shut down after throwing just a few pitches.

It's obviously not a good sign for the right-hander, who hasn't pitched since April 29. It's also not the first time he's had a setback during his recovery -- he previously felt some forearm tightness during a batting practice session in late June. There's no indication of what Wednesday's development means for Chatwood's timetable, but it's fair to say he remains out indefinitely.
Jul 9 - 8:25 PM

A source tells Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that the Orioles are "monitoring" Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa.

The O's are in the market for a starting pitcher and the Rockies have been identified as one of the teams that will likely be sellers at the deadline, so the rumor makes some sense. Connolly notes that De La Rosa was once purchased by the Red Sox when current Orioles general manager Dan Duquette was the team's GM. The southpaw has a 4.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 18 starts this season, and he'll be a free agent this winter.
Jul 9 - 7:53 PM

Troy Tulowitzki homered twice in the Rockies' 6-3 defeat of the Padres on Wednesday afternoon.

Tulo slugged a solo shot in the Rockies' two-run first inning and then added another solo bomb in the Rockies' three-run eighth. He could be on his way to his first National League MVP trophy with a .350/.441/.616 batting line, 20 homers, and 49 RBI in 86 games.
Jul 9 - 6:32 PM

LaTroy Hawkins collected his 17th save of the season in Wednesday's defeat of the Padres.

Hawkins allowed a walk but no hits in a mostly clean and efficient ninth inning. The 41-year-old was on the brink of losing his grip on the Rockies' closer gig at the end of May, but he has settled in since with a 2.53 overall ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 32 innings for the season.
Jul 9 - 6:30 PM

Jair Jurrjens gave up three earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Jurrjens surrendered eight hits and walked two in the rough outing, but the Rockies' bullpen and offense both performed well in the 6-3 victory. Jurrjens has a hideous 10.61 ERA and 2.46 WHIP through two starts. He is not long for Colorado's big league rotation.
Jul 9 - 6:28 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will be used as the Rockies' right fielder once he's activated from the disabled list on Friday.

CarGo was the left fielder before going on the DL, but Michael Cuddyer's (shoulder) injury has opened up a spot in right. He's played over 100 games in right field during his career, so the switch shouldn't be a big deal. The Rockies will mainly use Corey Dickerson in left and Charlie Blackmon in center.
Jul 9 - 1:57 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.

He's getting a breather against southpaw Eric Stults. Kyle Parker is at first base Wednesday in Morneau's place.
Jul 9 - 12:31 PM

Corey Dickerson (wrist) is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.

Dickerson tweaked his wrist while making an attempt at a diving catch during Tuesday's game. He's expected to be OK, but the Padres are throwing a lefty (Eric Stults) Wednesday, so the Rockies felt it would be best to go ahead and rest him. Brandon Barnes is in left field in Dickerson's place.
Jul 9 - 12:30 PM

Brett Anderson (finger) could rejoin the Rockies' rotation as soon as Saturday.

Anderson had been slated for three rehab starts, but the Rockies are considering bringing him back after two following a successful second outing. They'll make a decision on Wednesday. "Brett is going to be back here (Wednesday), and then we'll make plans from there," manager Walt Weiss said. "Make sure he checks out all right. So far, so good."
Source: Denver Post
Jul 9 - 10:33 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) tossed 55 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

Butler reported feeling great after the workout. The next step for the young right-hander could be a minor league rehab assignment and he should be ready to rejoin the Rockies' rotation by the end of July. Butler has been out since June 9 with rotator cuff inflammation.
Jul 8 - 5:26 PM

Rockies recalled 1B/OF Kyle Parker from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Parker, a first-round pick of the Rockies in 2010, has hit .292/.344/.475 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 83 games this season at the Triple-A level. He went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in a cup of coffee with Colorado earlier this year. The 24-year-old is not fantasy-relevant.
Jul 8 - 4:43 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Yohan Flande to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Flande posted an ugly 7.36 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across 14 2/3 innings (three starts) for the Rockies. He will rejoin the starting rotation at Colorado Springs.
Jul 8 - 4:40 PM


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