Monday, March 27, 2017

Miguel Castro among five Rockies reassigned to the minors

Castro has had a rough Spring Training. He has a 15.75 ERA in just five games played and is sporting a 2.75 WHIP.

Ian Desmond to undergo surgery on broken left hand

First basemen Ian Desmond will undergo surgery to repair the 2nd metacarpal in his left hand, according to Thomas Harding of

Bud Black on Ian Desmond: He’ll bounce back from this

Newly acquired first baseman Ian Desmond was struck by an errant pitch from Reds right-hander Rookie Davis, fracturing a bone in Desmond's left hand.

Nolan Arenado launches three-run blast, as Team USA routs Canada

After tying for the National League lead in home runs in each of the last two seasons, the pop is still present in Arenado's bat has dissipated this spring.

Colorado Rockies lose first baseman Ian Desmond to a fractured hand

"At least it's spring; you never like to see these things at any time, but he'll bounce back from this," Rockies manager Bud Black said.

Carlos Estevez is ready to contribute to Rockies’ new-look bullpen

Estevez's performance fluctuated in his rookie season. In 2016, "Wild Thing" managed to save 11 games for the club, posting an ERA of 5.24 in 55 innings.

Rockies’ Chad Bettis is using cancer as motivation to get back on the field

Bettis will undergo chemotherapy after discovering that the cancer has spread; but he plans on using it as motivation to come back better than ever.

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis to undergo chemotherapy after cancer spreads

"It is clear that I need to be aggressive in my fight against this illness," Bettis said in a statement. "...I am committed to beating this cancer."

Colorado Rockies reassign six players to their minor league camp

The Denver Broncos weren't the only team making moves on Thursday. Down in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Colorado Rockies made some transactions of their own.

Colorado Rockies trio shows off threads for the World Baseball Classic

The Colorado Rockies have sent three players to the classic: Nolan Arenado (Team USA), Jake McGee (Team USA) and Carlos Gonzáles (Venezuela).