The Colorado Rockies have added Jerry Weinstein to the coaching staff as the major league catching coach. Weinstein, who managed at high Class-A Modesto for the past five seasons, replaces Marv Foley who returns to the role as minor league catching coordinator, a position he held from 2003-10.
Left-hander Drew Pomeranz, the key prospect the Colorado Rockies received in the deal that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians in July, will make his major-league debut Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Colorado Rockies stumbled badly on the national stage and lost their 17th straight Sunday game, falling 6-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals.
When he makes his Colorado Rockies debut on Wednesday, Kevin Millwood will be the 10th pitcher to start for the Rockies this season. The others are Jhoulys Chacin and Jason Hammel (23 starts each), Ubaldo Jimenez (21), Juan Nicasio (13), Aaron Cook (11), Jorge De La Rosa (10), Esmil Rogers and Clayton Mortensen (6 each), Greg Reynolds (3) and Alan Johnson (1). Millwood will be making his first appearance in the majors since his final start with the Orioles on Sept. 29, 2010, at Tampa Bay.
In Alex White and Drew Pomeranz, the Colorado Rockies believe they have acquired two elite young pitchers who can be mainstays in their rotation — and soon.
The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-handed reliever Edgmer Escalona to take the roster spot of Ubaldo Jimenez. Escalona, who pitched one scoreless inning for the Rockies on July 1, is 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 34 appearances at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
The Colorado Rockies have traded starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians for four players, including Drew Pomeranz and Alex White, two of the top pitching prospects in baseball.
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.
FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Detroit Tigers have inquired about Colorado Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who is being sought by at least five teams despite the Rockies’ high asking price.
SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports that seven teams are interested in Colorado Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez: Cincinnati, Detroit, New York Yankees, Boston, Texas, Cleveland and Toronto. Earlier, Joel Sherman from the New York Post reported that the feeling from rival executives is that the Rockies would like to find a deal for Jimenez.
The Colorado Rockies dropped their 14th straight Sunday game and looked listless doing so, losing 7-0 to the Arizona Diamondbacks and falling a season-high 11 games behind.
Homers by Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez gave Ubaldo Jimenez a five-run cushion in the second inning, and the Colorado Rockies kept scoring as they pounded the Atlanta Braves 12-3.