The Colorado Rockies have reportedly traded two former first-round picks, infielder Ian Stewart and right-handed pitcher Casey Weathers, to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder DJ LeMahieu.
Infielder Jose Lopez, whom the Colorado Rockies released earlier this season, will be at Coors Field today with the Florida after beginning his second tour this season with the Marlins on Sunday.
In 12 games in June with the Marlins, Lopez, 27, hit .107 (3-for-28) with one double. Lopez then played 32 games at Triple-A New Orleans where he hit .400 (50-for-125) with nine homers and 30 RBI along with a .430 on-base percentage and a .688 slugging percentage.
The Marlins, who have lost nine of their past 10 games, did …
Ian Stewart was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in a 9-2 Sky Sox loss, his first game for for Triple-A Colorado Springs since being optioned Wednesday.
The Colorado Rockies added right-handed pitchers Kevin Millwood and Edgar Gonzalez to their roster. To make room, they optioned third baseman Ian Stewart to Triple-A Colorado Springs and placed reliever Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said it was hard to play after pitcher Juan Nicasio was hit on the right side of his head with a line drive in the second inning and carted off the field in a 5-3 loss to the Washington Nationals.
Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta, third baseman Ian Stewart and right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt are drawing trade interest as the deadline nears.
The Colorado Rockies overcame an understandably difficult start for Ubaldo Jimenez and beat the San Diego Padres 10-6 as Eliezer Alfonzo hit a grand slam and Esmil Rogers allowed one hit and one run in five innings.
The Colorado Rockies scored three runs in the second and none thereafter but won the opener of their series, beating the San Diego Padres 3-2 behind Jason Hammel and five relievers.
The Colorado Rockies produced just five hits Monday while dropping the first of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-5, and dropping seven games under .500, their lowest point of the season.
The Colorado Rockies blew leads of 4-0 and 6-5 and lost 9-6 to the Atlanta Braves to complete a disappointing 4-4 homestand.
The Colorado Rockies lineup Wednesday against Atlanta Braves right-hander Tim Hudson.
The Colorado Rockies lineup Tuesday against Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy.