With 11 foreign-born players on their Opening Day roster, the Colorado Rockies trail only the New York Yankees in that category and are tied for second with three other clubs.
The Colorado Rockies’ hard-throwing bullpen might be the best collection of relievers in franchise history. But it still has question marks and seven relievers has never been enough to get through a full season.
The Colorado Rockies ended their Cactus League season with a 7-2 loss in the final game of an otherwise promising spring training. The Rockies have plenty to be optimistic about, but a pair of injuries may have left them in a precarious position.
The Colorado Rockies provided some clarity for their Opening Day roster on Sunday by optioning and reassigning seven players, including infielder Eric Young Jr., catcher Jordan Pacheco and five pitchers. The moves trim the number of players in camp to 30.
Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta continued a hot streak Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. Iannetta was 3-for-3 with an RBI and three singles — all to the right side of the field — in the Rockies’ 4-1 win over the Athletics.
Ty Wigginton gets a start at second base Saturday for the Colorado Rockies against the Oakland Athletics.
Esmil Rogers will start against the Texas Rangers on Friday, his first start since being named the Colorado Rockies’ fifth starter. Also in line to pitch for the Rockies: Matt Belisle, Franklin Morales, Felipe Paulino and Matt Daley.
With Esmil Rogers now set to be the Colorado Rockies fifth starter, only few pieces have yet to fall in place before Opening Day.
Colorado Rockies Opening Day starter Ubaldo Jimenez was sharp in a “B” game on Tuesday, otherwise a day off for those still in the Rockies major league camp. Jimenez pitched six shutout innings and allowed five hits, walked three and struck out two against Arizona Diamondbacks minor-leaguers. Jorge De La Rosa will start Wednesday.
With less than two weeks left until opening day, the Colorado Rockies roster is taking shape — 37 players remain in major-league camp, but only a handful still have a shot to make a team that’s shaping up mostly as expected. Only a few questions remain.
Dexter Fowler returns to the lineup for the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and pitcher Esmil Rogers gets another audition for a the fifth-starter job he’s now the heavy favorite to win.
John Maine will make his first spring start for the Colorado Rockies on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds.