Player News - Rockies

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Charlie Blackmon hit a pair of two-run homers off Zach Eflin as the Rockies beat Phillies 8-2 on Tuesday.

Blackmon struggled on the road in the first month of the year, but he's 14-for-36 with three homers and 13 RBI in eight games during the current trip. It helps that he's faced the Twins, Reds and Phillies in those games, but it's still nice to see.
May 23 - 10:17 PM

German Marquez held the Phillies to one run over six innings to win Tuesday.

Marquez has allowed two runs over 19 innings in his last three starts. It's going to be awfully difficult to take him out of the rotation after Jon Gray returns next month. He's 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA.
May 23 - 10:15 PM

Mark Reynolds is getting the night off Tuesday versus the Phillies.

Ian Desmond will start at first base and bat fifth versus Philadelphia right-hander Zach Eflin. Gerardo Parra is in left field and batting sixth.
May 23 - 3:57 PM

Trevor Story is not in the Rockies' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Phillies.

Story was activated from the disabled list Tuesday afternoon after missing two weeks with a left shoulder strain, but he's on the bench versus Philadelphia right-hander Zach Eflin. Alexi Amarista will start at shortstop and bat seventh for the visiting Rockies. Story has posted a disappointing .180/.289/.396 batting line in 33 games this season.
May 23 - 3:56 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hoffman was excellent in a spot-start against the Phillies on Monday, allowing just one run over seven innings with seven strikeouts. However, there's not a spot available in the regular rotation right now. He'll get another chance soon enough.
May 23 - 3:32 PM

Rockies activated SS Trevor Story from the 10-day disabled list.

As indicated Rockies manager Bud Black, Story will return to finish out the series in Philadelphia. The 24-year-old was batting just .180/.289/.396 through 33 games prior to landing on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain earlier this month. The Rockies and fantasy owners will have to hope that the time away did him some good.
May 23 - 3:30 PM

Trevor Story (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.

Rockies manager Bud Black passed along the news during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM. Story, out since May 11 with a left shoulder strain, went 3-for-11 (.273) with a homer over four games during his minor league rehab assignment. The 24-year-old was batting just .180/.289/.396 through 33 games prior to the injury, but the power has still been there and he obviously plays half of his games in a great park for offense.
May 23 - 11:21 AM

Rockies manager Bud Black said during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday that Jon Gray (foot) is "three weeks away from pitching for us."

This matches up with a recent prediction from Rockies' beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Gray suffered a stress fracture in his left foot last month and has been throwing despite being in a boot. His recovery is taking longer than originally anticipated, but the Rockies have managed to put together the best record in the NL without him. They'll happily welcome him back, of course.
May 23 - 11:04 AM

Rockies re-signed 1B/OF Stephen Cardullo to a minor league contract.

Cardullo was released over the weekend, but the two sides quickly worked out a new deal. The 29-year-old is expected to miss at least a couple of months after recently undergoing wrist surgery. Cardullo has appeared in 42 games with the Rockies over the past two seasons.
May 23 - 9:30 AM

Jeff Hoffman held the Phillies to one run and three hits over seven innings to prevail Monday.

Hoffman struck out seven and walked none in his spot start. One would think he'd be due for a longer look given his performance in his two outings this month, but the Rockies, for perhaps the first time in franchise history, don't have any starters worth replacing. As a result, Hoffman likely will head back to Triple-A on Tuesday.
May 22 - 10:52 PM

Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 in Monday's rout of the Phillies.

Everything went wrong for the Rockies this spring, but they've had pretty great fortune since Opening Day. That's particularly apparent in Amarista's .975 OPS. He came in at .600, .544 and .567 for the Padres the previous three years.
May 22 - 10:46 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hoffman will make a spot start Monday in Philadelphia. He was solid in a spot start earlier this month, allowing three runs over 5 1/3 innings at Coors Field versus the Dodgers. The righty isn't a great streaming option, though.
May 22 - 4:38 PM

Rockies optioned OF Raimel Tapia to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Tapia was hitless in 12 at-bats in his brief time with the big club. He'll return to a .400/.434/.583 batting line at Albuquerque.
May 22 - 4:37 PM

Ian Desmond is not in the Rockies' lineup Monday.

He's just getting a day off. Gerardo Parra is in left field and Mark Reynolds is at first base.
May 22 - 4:19 PM

Greg Holland tallied his 19th save of the season Sunday in the Rockies' 6-4 win over the Reds.

Holland issued a leadoff walk to Devin Mesoraco in the bottom of the ninth inning, but he retired the next three batters he faced -- two via strikeout. MLB's saves leader boasts a 0.96 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 26/6 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings this season and he's yet to blow a save opportunity. What a terrific offseason signing by Colorado.
May 21 - 4:41 PM


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