The Colorado Rockies faced a number of tough decisions this offseason and eventually parted ways with a number of key players from the 2010 team. Here’s how players who appeared with the Rockies last season are faring with their new teams in spring training.
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.
The North County Times writes about former Colorado Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe’s return to his original position, first base.
With Carlos Gonzalez finishing third and Troy Tulowitzki coming in fifth earlier this week, two Rockies players finished in the top five in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award for the first time in the franchise’s 18-year history.
Brad Hawpe has been assigned to the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the high Class-A Florida State League where he can get some regular at-bats before being activated later next week.
Matt Reynolds, a 20th-round pick in the 2007 draft, will join the Colorado Rockies bullpen, taking the roster spot created by the release of Brad Hawpe.
Brad Hawpe pinch-hit in the seventh inning Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers and singled in his final at-bat with the team. The Colorado Rockies release Hawpe after the game.
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports via Twitter that Colorado Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe has cleared waivers. The Rockies, who will need to add a reliever in the coming days, can now trade Hawpe to any team.
Colorado Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe is battling through another second-half slump, but the move doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going anywhere. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves might have interest in Clint Barmes.
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched well enough to win his 18th game but Mike Pelfrey was a bit better as the Rockies lost for the fourth time in their five games at Citi Field and the 21st time in their past 25 games in New York against the Mets.
The Colorado Rockies battled back from a 5-2 deficit with home runs in the ninth and 10th only to lose a heartbreaker when closer Huston Street allowed a walkoff three-run home run to Pedro Alvarez.
For the 13th time in 2010, Ubaldo Jimenez won after a Colorado Rockies loss, improving his overall record to 17-2 and tying the franchise’s single-season record for wins.