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Reynolds hopes to stay healthy

February 28, 2011 | 7:14 pm | 2

Palo Alto Online Sports writes that Colorado Rockies pitcher Greg Reynolds hopes to follow other Pac 10 pitchers with whom he was drafted in the first round of the 2006 draft — Tim Lincecum, Brendan Morrow and Ian Kennedy — and stick in the major leagues. But first he knows he just needs to prove he’s healthy.

Four Rockies among rest of BA’s best prospects

February 28, 2011 | 7:01 pm

In addition to the three Colorado Rockies prospects who made the final top 100 list — Tyler Matzek (32), Wilin Rosario (49) and Nolan Arenado (80) — four Rockies prospects also received votes.

Chacin, Rogers lead Rockies to second spring win

February 28, 2011 | 7:00 pm | 5

The Colorado Rockies topped the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Monday at Salt River Fields to pick up their second spring win behind four shutout innings from Jhoulys Chacin and Esmil Rogers.

Rockies win spring opener against Diamondbacks

February 26, 2011 | 4:45 pm | 14

A Charlie Blackmon home run in the 10th inning gave the Colorado Rockies an 8-7 win as they opened their new spring training facility by beating the team they share the complex with, the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Lineup and live chat

February 26, 2011 | 10:33 am | 6

The lineup for the Colorado Rockies’ first spring training game: Fowler, Smith, Gonzalez, Tulowitzki, Stewart, Wigginton, Lopez, Iannetta, Jimenez.

Gonzalez to anchor left

February 25, 2011 | 5:17 pm | 6

Thomas Harding at MLB.com reports that Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy has decided to play Carlos Gonzalez regularly in left field rather than alternating him between left and right.

Cook’s first spring start for Rockies pushed back

February 25, 2011 | 9:46 am | 9

The Associated Press reports that Colorado Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook, who had been in line to start early next week, will miss his first start of the spring with lingering shoulder soreness.

Rockies a trade partner for Cards?

February 24, 2011 | 9:26 pm | 13

FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal writes that the Colorado Rockies could be a trade partner for the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost starting pitcher Adam Wainwright for the season and infielder Nick Punto for three months.

Questions for spring: Can Smith play every day?

February 24, 2011 | 8:28 am | 28

Late last season, the Colorado Rockies gave Seth Smith audition as an everyday outfielder and he picked a terrible time for a slump. But he enters spring in line to at least be part of a platoon with a chance to win the everyday job if he can left-handers on a regular basis.

Francis adjusting to AL

February 23, 2011 | 9:42 pm | 5

Stan McNeal at The Sporting News writes that former Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis will have to make adjustments to a new league, specifically not getting to face a pitcher each time around the lineup. But the first order of business for Francis is staying healthy.

Three Rockies prospects among BA’s top 100

February 23, 2011 | 9:07 am | 3

Baseball America released its annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball and three Colorado Rockies — pitcher Tyler Matzek, catcher Wilin Rosario and third baseman Nolan Arenado — landed on the list.

Questions for spring: Who hits where?

February 23, 2011 | 8:31 am | 26

Five spots in the Colorado Rockies batting order are likely set, but who will occupy the remaining four spots in the order will depend on how a few players perform this spring.