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Rockies and AT&T SportsNet announce 2019 broadcast schedule

Network to televise 150 regular season games and six Spring Training games

The Colorado Rockies and AT&T SportsNet announced today the network's 2019 Colorado Rockies telecast schedule. The network will air 150 Rockies regular season games and six Spring Training games.

AT&T SportsNet Spring Training coverage begins Friday, March 15 with a matchup against the Kansas City Royals at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and ends with the Rockies exhibition game against the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes at Isotopes Field on March 25.

The Colorado Rockies and AT&T SportsNet announced today the network's 2019 Colorado Rockies telecast schedule. The network will air 150 Rockies regular season games and six Spring Training games.

AT&T SportsNet Spring Training coverage begins Friday, March 15 with a matchup against the Kansas City Royals at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and ends with the Rockies exhibition game against the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes at Isotopes Field on March 25.

In preparation for the 2019 regular season, AT&T SportsNet will air a 16-hour Rockies Rewind marathon starting on March 27 at 2 p.m., featuring the best eight games from the 2018 season.

Regular season coverage begins on Opening Day, Thursday, March 28, when the Rockies travel to Miami, Fla., to face the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Pregame coverage on Opening Day will begin at 1 p.m. MDT, followed by first pitch at 2:10 p.m. MDT. There will also be a special one-hour pregame show beginning at 1 p.m. prior to the Rockies' Home Opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 5.

The Club presented by Southwest Airlines, a 30-minute weekly Emmy Award winning show, will return for the 2019 season. The show offers fans a behind-the-scenes view of the players and front office, in addition to covering milestones of the week and the stories behind them. The Club presented by Southwest Airlines will air Sundays after the Toyota Postgame Show throughout the season.

Rockies Double Play, which provides all the highlights from the previous game in just 30 minutes, will also return for the 2019 season and airs 30 minutes prior to each Rockies Pregame report.

AT&T SportsNet will bring back many familiar faces to Rockies telecasts in 2019. Drew Goodman, 13-time Colorado Sportscaster of the Year, enters his 18th season as the Rockies play-by-play announcer. He will be joined in the booth by Jeff Huson, who returns for his 14th season broadcasting Rockies baseball, Jenny Cavnar, who in 2018 became the first woman since 1993 to do play-by-play on a big league broadcast, and former Rockies outfielders Ryan Spilborghs and Cory Sullivan. All four will also provide analysis on the Rockies Pregame Report and the Toyota Postgame Show throughout the season. Colorado native Taylor McGregor will also return for her second season as the sideline reporter for the network.

A full 2019 AT&T SportsNet Spring Training and regular season telecast schedule is below.

2019 AT&T SportsNet Colorado Rockies Spring Training Schedule

(Schedule Subject to Change)

Date                                                      Time (MDT)                                                              Opponent

March 15                                                 2:10 PM                                                              vs. Royals

March 18                                                 2:10 PM                                                              vs. Reds

March 20                                                 7:40 PM                                                              vs. Royals

March 22                                                 7:40 PM                                                              vs. Padres

March 23                                                 7:40 PM                                                              vs. Cubs

March 25                                                 1:05 PM                                                              at Isotopes

2019 AT&T SportsNet Colorado Rockies Regular Season Schedule

(Schedule Subject to Change)

Date                                                      Time (MDT)                                                              Opponent

March 28                                                 2:10 PM                                                              at Marlins

March 29                                                 5:10 PM                                                              at Marlins

March 30                                                 4:10 PM                                                              at Marlins

March 31                                                 11:10 AM                                                              at Marlins

April 1                                                    5:10 PM                                                              at Rays

April 2                                                    5:10 PM                                                              at Rays

April 3                                                    11:10 AM                                                              at Rays

April 5                                                    2:10 PM                                                              vs. Dodgers

April 6                                                    6:10 PM                                                              vs. Dodgers

April 8                                                    6:40 PM                                                              vs. Braves

April 9                                                    6:40 PM                                                              vs. Braves

April 10                                                  1:10 PM                                                              vs. Braves

April 11                                                  7:45 PM                                                              at Giants

April 12                                                  8:15 PM                                                              at Giants

April 13                                                  2:05 PM                                                              at Giants

April 14                                                  2:05 PM                                                              at Giants

April 15                                                  8:10 PM                                                              at Padres

April 16                                                  7:10 PM                                                              at Padres

April 18                                                  6:40 PM                                                              vs. Phillies

April 19                                                  6:40 PM                                                              vs. Phillies

April 20                                                  6:10 PM                                                              vs. Phillies

April 21                                                  1:10 PM                                                              vs. Phillies

April 22                                                  6:40 PM                                                              vs. Nationals

April 23                                                  6:40 PM                                                              vs. Nationals

April 24                                                  1:10 PM                                                              vs. Nationals

April 26                                                  5:20 PM                                                              at Braves

April 27                                                  5:20 PM                                                              at Braves

April 28                                                  11:20 AM                                                              at Braves

April 29                                                  5:40 PM                                                              at Brewers

April 30                                                  5:40 PM                                                              at Brewers

May 1                                                     5:40 PM                                                              at Brewers

May 3                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

May 4                                                     6:10 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

May 5                                                     1:10 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

May 7                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Giants

May 8                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Giants

May 9                                                     1:10 PM                                                              vs. Giants

May 10                                                    6:40 PM                                                              vs. Padres

May 11                                                    6:10 PM                                                              vs. Padres

May 12                                                    1:10 PM                                                              vs. Padres

May 14                                                    5:10 PM                                                              at Red Sox

May 15                                                    5:10 PM                                                              at Red Sox

May 17                                                    5:05 PM                                                              at Phillies

May 18                                                    2:05 PM                                                              at Phillies

May 19                                                    11:05 AM                                                              at Phillies

May 21                                                    5:05 PM                                                              at Pirates

May 22                                                    5:05 PM                                                              at Pirates

May 24                                                    6:40 PM                                                              vs. Orioles

May 25                                                    7:10 PM                                                              vs. Orioles

May 26                                                    1:10 PM                                                              vs. Orioles

May 27                                                    1:10 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

May 28                                                    6:40 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

May 29                                                    6:40 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

May 31                                                    6:40 PM                                                              vs. Blue Jays

June 1                                                     7:10 PM                                                              vs. Blue Jays

June 2                                                     1:10 PM                                                              vs. Blue Jays

June 4                                                     6:05 PM                                                              at Cubs

June 5                                                     6:05 PM                                                              at Cubs

June 6                                                     12:20 PM                                                              at Cubs

June 7                                                     5:10 PM                                                              at Mets

June 9                                                     11:10 AM                                                              at Mets

June 10                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Cubs

June 11                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Cubs

June 12                                                   1:10 PM                                                              vs. Cubs

June 13                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Padres

June 14                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Padres

June 15                                                   6:10 PM                                                              vs. Padres

June 16                                                   1:10 PM                                                              vs. Padres

June 18                                                   7:40 PM                                                              at Diamondbacks

June 19                                                   7:40 PM                                                              at Diamondbacks

June 21                                                   8:10 PM                                                              at Dodgers

June 23                                                   2:10 PM                                                              at Dodgers

June 24                                                   7:45 PM                                                              at Giants

June 25                                                   7:45 PM                                                              at Giants

June 27                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Dodgers

June 28                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Dodgers

June 30                                                   1:10 PM                                                              vs. Dodgers

July 2                                                      6:10 PM                                                              vs. Astros

July 3                                                      6:10 PM                                                              vs. Astros

July 5                                                      7:10 PM                                                              at Diamondbacks

July 6                                                      8:10 PM                                                              at Diamondbacks

July 7                                                      2:10 PM                                                              at Diamondbacks

July 12                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Reds

July 13                                                     6:10 PM                                                              vs. Reds

July 14                                                     1:10 PM                                                              vs. Reds

July 15                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Giants

July 16                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Giants

July 19                                                     5:05 PM                                                              at Yankees

July 20                                                     11:05 AM                                                              at Yankees

July 21                                                     11:05 AM                                                              at Yankees

July 22                                                     5:05 PM                                                              at Nationals

July 23                                                     5:05 PM                                                              at Nationals

July 24                                                     5:05 PM                                                              at Nationals

July 25                                                     2:05 PM                                                              at Nationals

July 26                                                     4:40 PM                                                              at Reds

July 27                                                     5:10 PM                                                              at Reds

July 28                                                     11:10 AM                                                              at Reds

July 29                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Dodgers

July 30                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Dodgers

July 31                                                     1:10 PM                                                              vs. Dodgers

Aug. 2                                                     6:40 PM                                                              vs. Giants

Aug. 3                                                     6:10 PM                                                              vs. Giants

Aug. 4                                                     1:10 PM                                                              vs. Giants

Aug. 6                                                     6:10 PM                                                              at Astros

Aug. 7                                                     12:10 PM                                                              at Astros

Aug. 8                                                     8:10 PM                                                              at Padres

Aug. 9                                                     8:10 PM                                                              at Padres

Aug. 10                                                   6:40 PM                                                              at Padres

Aug. 11                                                   1:40 PM                                                              at Padres

Aug. 12                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

Aug. 13                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

Aug. 14                                                   1:10 PM                                                              vs. Diamondbacks

Aug. 16                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Marlins

Aug. 17                                                   6:10 PM                                                              vs. Marlins

Aug. 18                                                   1:10 PM                                                              vs. Marlins

Aug. 19                                                   7:40 PM                                                              at Diamondbacks

Aug. 20                                                   7:40 PM                                                              at Diamondbacks

Aug. 22                                                   5:45 PM                                                              at Cardinals

Aug. 23                                                   6:15 PM                                                              at Cardinals

Aug. 24                                                   5:15 PM                                                              at Cardinals

Aug. 25                                                   12:15 PM                                                              at Cardinals

Aug. 27                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Red Sox

Aug. 28                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Red Sox

Aug. 29                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Pirates

Aug. 30                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Pirates

Aug. 31                                                   6:10 PM                                                              vs. Pirates

Sept. 1                                                    1:10 PM                                                              vs. Pirates

Sept. 2                                                    6:10 PM                                                              at Dodgers

Sept. 3                                                    8:10 PM                                                              at Dodgers

Sept. 4                                                    8:10 PM                                                              at Dodgers

Sept. 6                                                    8:10 PM                                                              at Padres

Sept. 7                                                    6:40 PM                                                              at Padres

Sept. 8                                                    2:10 PM                                                              at Padres

Sept. 10                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Cardinals

Sept. 11                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Cardinals

Sept. 12                                                   1:10 PM                                                              vs. Cardinals

Sept. 13                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Padres

Sept. 14                                                   6:10 PM                                                              vs. Padres

Sept. 15                                                   1:10 PM                                                              vs. Padres

Sept. 16                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Mets

Sept. 17                                                   6:40 PM                                                              vs. Mets

Sept. 20                                                   8:10 PM                                                              at Dodgers

Sept. 21                                                   7:10 PM                                                              at Dodgers

Sept. 22                                                   2:10 PM                                                              at Dodgers

Sept. 24                                                   7:45 PM                                                              at Giants

Sept. 25                                                   7:45 PM                                                              at Giants

Sept. 26                                                   1:45 PM                                                              at Giants

Sept. 27                                                   6:10 PM                                                              vs. Brewers

Sept. 28                                                   6:10 PM                                                              vs. Brewers

Sept. 29                                                   1:10 PM                                                              vs. Brewers

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Colorado Rockies announce non-roster players for 2019 Spring Training

19 players receive non-roster invitations

The Colorado Rockies announced today the club's non-roster invitations to 2019 Major League Spring Training. Below is the current list of all 19 players, by position. 

LH Pitchers (3) 
Ben Bowden
Evan Grills
Sam Howard 

The Colorado Rockies announced today the club's non-roster invitations to 2019 Major League Spring Training. Below is the current list of all 19 players, by position. 

LH Pitchers (3) 
Ben Bowden
Evan Grills
Sam Howard 

RH Pitchers (4)    
Rico Garcia
Chi Chi González
Peter Lambert
Matt Pierpont

Catchers (4)  
Brett Nicholas
Dom Nuñez
Chris Rabago
Brian Serven

Infielders (7)
Bret Boswell
Peter Mooney
Brian Mundell
Tyler Nevin
Mark Reynolds
Brendan Rodgers
Colton Welker   

Outfielders (1)
Michael Saunders

Of the 19 total non-roster invites, six are joining the Rockies from different organizations. That figure includes Chris Rabago and Mark Reynolds, who are returning to Colorado after previous stints in the Rockies organization. Chi Chi González (Texas), Peter Mooney (Miami), Brett Nicholas (San Diego), and Michael Saunders (Chicago-AL) all join the Rockies for the first time.

Of the 13 non-roster invites who spent the entire 2018 season in the Rockies organization, 12 were originally drafted by Colorado, with Evan Grills having been signed to a Minor League contract on Nov. 15, 2016. Chris Rabago, who was claimed by New York-AL off waivers from the Rockies last season, was originally drafted by Colorado, bringing the number of Rockies draft selections among non-roster invites to 13.

Chi Chi González (1.078) , Sam Howard (0.048), Brett Nicholas (0.153), Mark Reynolds (11.108) and Michael Saunders (7.080) have all appeared in the Major Leagues. Howard made his Major League debut with the Rockies in 2018, and Reynolds played 266 games for Colorado between 2016-17.

Brendan Rodgers (1), Colton Welker (4), Peter Lambert (5) and Tyler Nevin (10) are all ranked on Baseball America's 2019 Colorado Rockies Top-10 Prospects list.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to have their first workout Feb. 13, with the first full-squad workout scheduled for Feb. 18.

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Colorado Rockies agree to one-year contract with third baseman Nolan Arenado

Colorado has agreed to contracts with all eight arbitration-eligible players

The Colorado Rockies announced Thursday that they have agreed to a one-year contract with third baseman Nolan Arenado to avoid arbitration. The Rockies have now agreed to contracts with all eight arbitration-eligible players (LHP Tyler Anderson, 3B Nolan Arenado, RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Jon Gray, RHP Scott Oberg, LHP Chris Rusin, SS Trevor Story, C Tony Wolters).

•    Arenado, 27, batted .297 (175-for-590) with 104 runs, 38 doubles, two triples, a National League-leading 38 home runs, 110 RBI, 73 walks and two stolen bases across 156 games for the Rockies in 2018. He captured his sixth consecutive Gold Glove in 2018, surpassing Larry Walker's previous club record of five, and also took home his second consecutive Platium Glove after leading NL third basemen in total chances (430), putouts (104), assists (312), double plays (44), defensive runs above average (8.1) and total zone fielding runs above average (16).

The Colorado Rockies announced Thursday that they have agreed to a one-year contract with third baseman Nolan Arenado to avoid arbitration. The Rockies have now agreed to contracts with all eight arbitration-eligible players (LHP Tyler Anderson, 3B Nolan Arenado, RHP Chad Bettis, RHP Jon Gray, RHP Scott Oberg, LHP Chris Rusin, SS Trevor Story, C Tony Wolters).

•    Arenado, 27, batted .297 (175-for-590) with 104 runs, 38 doubles, two triples, a National League-leading 38 home runs, 110 RBI, 73 walks and two stolen bases across 156 games for the Rockies in 2018. He captured his sixth consecutive Gold Glove in 2018, surpassing Larry Walker's previous club record of five, and also took home his second consecutive Platium Glove after leading NL third basemen in total chances (430), putouts (104), assists (312), double plays (44), defensive runs above average (8.1) and total zone fielding runs above average (16).

•    Drafted by the Rockies in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, the native of Newport Beach, Calif., has batted .291 (975-for-3,348) with 524 runs, 222 doubles, 25 triples, 186 home runs, 616 RBI, 285 walks and 13 stolen bases across parts of six seasons with Colorado (2013-18). He has led the Major Leagues in RBI twice (130 in 2015, 133 in 2016) has tied for the National League lead in home runs twice (42 in 2015, 41 in 2016), and led the NL in home runs in 2018 with 38.

•    An All-Star each season since 2015 (incuding starts at third base for the National League in both 2017 and 2018), Arenado is the fourth player in Rockies history to be named an All-Star four or more times (also: Dante Bichette, four times; Larry Walker, four times;  Todd Helton, five times; Troy Tulowitzki, five times). His four consecutive Silver Sluggers, 2015-18, are tied with Todd Helton for the most Silver Sluggers in franchise history. He has finished in the top five in NL MVP voting each of the last three seasons, including a career-best third-place finish following the 2018 season. Arenado Stats

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.

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Colorado Rockies announce 2019 Minor League staff

Changes include four new hires and four other coaching staff shifts

The Colorado Rockies announced their Minor League staff for the 2019 season today. The announcement includes four new hires as well as four other coaching staff changes.

At Triple-A Albuquerque, Glenallen Hill returns for his seventh season as the team's manager, his 15th season in the Rockies organization. Brandon Emanuel enters his second season with the Isotopes as the pitching coach after previously serving as the pitching coach for High-A Lancaster/Modesto from 2014-17. Also returning this season will be Hitting Coach Tim Doherty, who previously served as the hitting coach for Double-A Hartford in 2017 and Rookie Level Grand Junction in 2016.

The Colorado Rockies announced their Minor League staff for the 2019 season today. The announcement includes four new hires as well as four other coaching staff changes.

At Triple-A Albuquerque, Glenallen Hill returns for his seventh season as the team's manager, his 15th season in the Rockies organization. Brandon Emanuel enters his second season with the Isotopes as the pitching coach after previously serving as the pitching coach for High-A Lancaster/Modesto from 2014-17. Also returning this season will be Hitting Coach Tim Doherty, who previously served as the hitting coach for Double-A Hartford in 2017 and Rookie Level Grand Junction in 2016.

The Hartford Yard Goats enter the 2019 season with the addition of new pitching coach Steve Merriman, who joins the club after spending the 2018 season in the Chicago Cubs organization. Manager Warren Schaeffer and Hitting Coach Lee Stevens both return for their second season with Hartford. 

High-A Lancaster enters 2019 with Frank Gonzales in his second season as supervisor of development and his seventh season with the Rockies. Scott Little will be in his first season as manager, after spending the last two seasons as the manager for Short-Season Boise. Dave Burba returns as the High-A pitching coach, his ninth season as a pitching coach in the Rockies organization including three seasons as the Double-A pitching coach from 2015-17. Hitting Coach Tom Sutaris returns for his second season with Lancaster after joining the Rockies organization in 2018.

Low-A Asheville welcomes Randy Ingle as their supervisor of development, after spending the previous 41 years in the Atlanta Braves organization. Robinson Cancel enters his second season as manager of the Tourists, his sixth season as a professional coach/manager. Norberto "Paco" Martin returns for his third consecutive season as hitting coach. Pitching Coach Mark Brewer returns to the staff in 2019, after previously spending three seasons as Asheville's pitching coach from 2014-16. 

Short-Season Boise has Fred Ocasio as the new supervisor of development, his 23rd season with the Rockies organization. Ocasio spent the last four seasons as the manager for High-A Lancaster/Modesto (2015-18). Boise manager will be Steve Soliz. He spent 15 seasons as a Major League coach with the Los Angeles Angels, most recently serving three seasons as their catching and information coach. Cesar Galvez enters his second year as a coach after spending seven years as a player in the Rockies organization.

Rookie Level Grand Junction will enter 2019 with Andy Gonzalez as their supervisor of development for the third consecutive season. Jake Optiz will return for his second season as manager after spending the 2017 season as the coach in Double-A Hartford. The team's pitching coach is Blaine Beatty, who spent the last 13 seasons in the Baltimore Orioles organization. Zach Osborne returns for his second season as hitting coach.

Dominican Summer League One enters 2019 with Manager Mauricio Gonzalez, who returns for his 20th season with the Rockies as the manager of the team. Hitting coach Eugenio Jose returns for his 14th season and coach Florentino Nuñez enters his 12th season with the DSL.

The Rockies' second Dominican Summer League team, which was added in 2018, returns with the same coaching staff. Manager Julio Campos begins his second season with the team, his eighth in the Rockies organization. Pitching coach Helmis Rodrigues and Coach Michael Ramirez both return for their second season on staff.

Below is a full breakdown of the Rockies Minor League staff with the changes for 2019 in bold. For those who have changed positions within the organization, the title held in 2018 is in parentheses.

Organizational Staff
Director, Pitching Operations -- Mark Wiley
Pitching Coordinator -- Doug Linton
Pitching Coordinator -- Darryl Scott 
Catching Coordinator -- Mark Strittmatter
Hitting and Bunting Coordinator -- Darin Everson 
Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator -- Anthony Sanders 
Rehab Coordinator -- Scott Murayama
Assistant Rehab Coordinator -- Andy Stover
Physical Performance Coordinator -- Trevor Swartz
Mental Skills Coordinator -- Doug Chadwick
Assistant Mental Skills Coordinator -- Jerry Amador
Minor League Video Coordinator -- Jeff Nelson
Supervisor, Cultural Development -- Josh Rosenthal
Coordinator, Cultural Development -- Angel Amparo
Latin America Field Coordinator -- Edison Lora
Equipment Manager -- Ricky Dominguez

Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes Staff
Manager -- Glenallen Hill
Pitching Coach -- Brandon Emanuel 
Hitting Coach -- Tim Doherty 
Trainer -- Heath Townsend
Physical Performance Coach -- Marcus Lefton

Double-A Hartford Yard Goats Staff
Manager -- Warren Schaeffer 
Pitching Coach -- Steve Merriman
Hitting Coach -- Lee Stevens 
Trainer -- Hoshito Mizutani 
Physical Performance Coach -- Phil Bailey

High-A Lancaster JetHawks Staff
Supervisor, High-A Development -- Frank Gonzales 
Manager -- Scott Little (Short-Season Boise Manager)
Pitching Coach -- Dave Burba 
Hitting Coach -- Tom Sutaris
Trainer -- Josh Guterman

Low-A Asheville Tourists Staff
Supervisor, Low-A Development -- Randy Ingle
Manager -- Robinson Cancel 
Pitching Coach -- Mark Brewer (Double-A Hartford Coach) 
Hitting Coach -- Norberto "Paco" Martin
Trainer -- Kelsey Branstetter

Short-Season Boise Staff
Supervisor, Short-Season Development -- Fred Ocasio (High-A Lancaster Manager) 
Manager -- Steve Soliz
Pitching Coach -- Ryan Kibler (Low-A Asheville Coach)
Coach -- Cesar Galvez
Trainer -- Mickey Clarizio

Rookie Level Grand Junction Staff
Supervisor, Rookie Level Development -- Andy Gonzalez 
Manager -- Jake Opitz
Pitching Coach -- Blaine Beatty
Hitting Coach -- Zach Osborne
Trainer -- John Duff

DSL Rockies Staff - 1
Manager -- Mauricio Gonzalez
Hitting Coach -- Eugenio Jose
Coach -- Florentino Nuñez
Trainer -- Frank Ovalles
Physical Performance Coach -- Raldy Hererra

DSL Rockies Staff - 2
Manager -- Julio Campos
Pitching Coach -- Helmis Rodriguez
Coach -- Michael Ramirez

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Bill Schmidt honored with Legends in Scouting Award

Schmidt honored as part of the 16th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Awards Dinner

Vice President of Scouting Bill Schmidt was honored with the Legends in Scouting Award this past Saturday at the 16th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation "In the Spirit of the Game" ceremony. Schmidt was one of six scouts to receive the award, which honors scouts who exemplify a love for the game and a passion for scouting.

Schmidt began his direction of the Rockies scouting department on Oct. 1, 1999 and was named the vice president of scouting on Jan. 2, 2007. He joined the Rockies from the Cleveland Indians, where he served four seasons as the national crosschecker. Prior to the Indians, Schmidt scouted for the New York Yankees (1988-95), the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau (1987-88) and the Cincinnati Reds (1982-84). All told, Schmidt has over 35 years of scouting experience.

Vice President of Scouting Bill Schmidt was honored with the Legends in Scouting Award this past Saturday at the 16th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation "In the Spirit of the Game" ceremony. Schmidt was one of six scouts to receive the award, which honors scouts who exemplify a love for the game and a passion for scouting.

Schmidt began his direction of the Rockies scouting department on Oct. 1, 1999 and was named the vice president of scouting on Jan. 2, 2007. He joined the Rockies from the Cleveland Indians, where he served four seasons as the national crosschecker. Prior to the Indians, Schmidt scouted for the New York Yankees (1988-95), the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau (1987-88) and the Cincinnati Reds (1982-84). All told, Schmidt has over 35 years of scouting experience.

Schmidt is the third Rockies scout to be honored with the Legends in Scouting Award, joining Jack Gillis in 2017 and Pat Daugherty in 2011.

The Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, launched by Chicago White Sox executive and former player agent Dennis Gilbert, was established to help baseball scouts who have fallen on hard times due to job loss, illness, retirement or other setbacks. It relies solely on donations, contributions and the success of the annual awards dinner and memorabilia auction.

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Colorado Rockies agree to one-year contracts with right-handed pitchers Chad Bettis, Jon Gray, Scott Oberg; left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson; infielder Trevor Story; catcher Tony Wolters

Rockies have now agreed to terms with a total of seven arbitration-eligible players, including Chris Rusin, who agreed to terms on Nov. 29

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced Friday that they have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with right-handed pitchers Chad Bettis, Jon Gray and Scott Oberg; left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson, infielder Trevor Story and catcher Tony Wolters.

The club previously agreed to terms on a one-year contract with left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin on Nov. 29.

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced Friday that they have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with right-handed pitchers Chad Bettis, Jon Gray and Scott Oberg; left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson, infielder Trevor Story and catcher Tony Wolters.

The club previously agreed to terms on a one-year contract with left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin on Nov. 29.

• Bettis, 29, made 20 starts and seven relief appearances for the Rockies in 2018, going 5-2 with a 5.01 ERA (120.1 IP, 67 ER), 47 walks and 80 strikeouts. As a starter, went 5-2 with a 5.28 ERA (109.0 IP, 64 ER), 45 walks and 76 strikeouts. Made his first appearances out of the bullpen since 2014, and posted no record with a 2.38 ERA (11.1 IP, 3 ER), two walks and four strikeouts in seven relief appearances. 

• Originally selected by the Rockies in the second round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, the native of Lubbock, Texas, is 30-25 with a 5.01 ERA (537.0 IP, 299 ER), 189 walks and 389 strikeouts in 125 career appearances, 89 starts, with Colorado (2013-18).

• Gray, 27, went 12-9 with a 5.12 ERA (172.1 IP, 98 ER), 52 walks and 183 strikeouts in 31 starts in 2018. Was Colorado's Opening Day starter in 2017 and 2018, making him the fifth starter in Rockies history to make consecutive Opening Day starts.

• Originally selected by Colorado in the first round (third overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Shawnee, Okla., native has gone 32-25 with a 4.65 ERA (491.1 IP, 254 ER), 155 walks and 520 strikeouts across parts of four seasons with the Rockies, 2015-18. His 9.53 strikeouts per nine innings rate is the best in franchise history among pitchers with at least 30 starts.

• Oberg, 28, went 8-1 with a 2.45 ERA (58.2 IP, 16 ER), 12 walks and 57 strikeouts across 56 relief appearances for the Rockies in 2018. His eight wins were tied for first among National League relievers.

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Billy Joel, Aug. 8; First time ever at Coors Field

Public on sale Friday, January 18 at 10:00 am; Buy tickets at LiveNation.com

Live Nation and Coors Field are proud to announce legendary musician Billy Joel will perform on Thursday, August 8th at Coors Field in Denver. This performance will be Billy Joel's first-ever live concert at the baseball stadium. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. MT. 

"I couldn't be more proud to continue the tradition of unforgettable shows at Coors Field with an icon like Billy Joel," said Eric Pirritt, President of Live Nation Colorado. "Live Nation is excited and honored to bring this one-of-a-kind concert experience to Colorado's famed ballpark."

"Hosting legendary artist Billy Joel at our ballpark for the first time ever is very exciting for us," said Executive Vice President/COO Greg Feasel. "August 8 will surely be a special night at Coors Field!"
 
In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden's first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue's other original franchises - the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency will mark a 60th consecutive sellout with its January 24, 2019, show and hit its record-setting 100th career MSG show last July.
 
Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected "Piano Man" for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its "cultural, historic, and artistic significance."
 
In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists' lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond. 
 
In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel's music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Billy Joel: New York State of Mind, the documentary film, explores Joel's unprecedented franchise at Madison Square Garden. Billy Joel: New York State of Mind won five New York Emmys at the 61st Annual NY Emmy Awards in April 2018.
 
Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden's most extraordinary benefit concerts - "12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief," which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and "The Concert for New York City," which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.
 
American Express® card members will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. until Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at www.livenation.com. 

Live Nation and Coors Field are proud to announce legendary musician Billy Joel will perform on Thursday, August 8th at Coors Field in Denver. This performance will be Billy Joel's first-ever live concert at the baseball stadium. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. MT. 

"I couldn't be more proud to continue the tradition of unforgettable shows at Coors Field with an icon like Billy Joel," said Eric Pirritt, President of Live Nation Colorado. "Live Nation is excited and honored to bring this one-of-a-kind concert experience to Colorado's famed ballpark."

"Hosting legendary artist Billy Joel at our ballpark for the first time ever is very exciting for us," said Executive Vice President/COO Greg Feasel. "August 8 will surely be a special night at Coors Field!"
 
In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden's first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue's other original franchises - the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden. This unprecedented and wildly successful residency will mark a 60th consecutive sellout with its January 24, 2019, show and hit its record-setting 100th career MSG show last July.
 
Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected "Piano Man" for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its "cultural, historic, and artistic significance."
 
In November 2014, Billy Joel received both The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song which honors living musical artists' lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations, and the once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Award, which is presented to American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond. 
 
In December 2013, Joel received The Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards. He is also the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for "Movin' Out," a Broadway musical based on Joel's music. For his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian, Joel was honored as the 2002 MusiCares Person Of The Year by the MusiCares Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Billy Joel: New York State of Mind, the documentary film, explores Joel's unprecedented franchise at Madison Square Garden. Billy Joel: New York State of Mind won five New York Emmys at the 61st Annual NY Emmy Awards in April 2018.
 
Joel has also performed alongside other music greats at two of Madison Square Garden's most extraordinary benefit concerts - "12-12-12, The Concert For Sandy Relief," which raised awareness and money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy and "The Concert for New York City," which was held to help aid 9/11 victims and heroes. Billy Joel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, adding another milestone to his brilliant career.
 
American Express® card members will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. until Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at www.livenation.com. 

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Colorado Rockies agree to two-year contract with infielder Daniel Murphy

Deal includes 2021 option

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent infielder Daniel Murphy.

• Murphy, 33, appeared in 91 games between Washington and Chicago-NL in 2018, batting a combined .299 (98-for-328) with 15 doubles, 12 home runs, 42 RBI, 20 walks and three stolen bases. He began the 2018 season on the 10-day disabled list while recovering from right knee surgery before his reinstatement on June 12. He was acquired by Chicago-NL via trade on Aug. 21 after appearing in 56 games with Washington.

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent infielder Daniel Murphy.

• Murphy, 33, appeared in 91 games between Washington and Chicago-NL in 2018, batting a combined .299 (98-for-328) with 15 doubles, 12 home runs, 42 RBI, 20 walks and three stolen bases. He began the 2018 season on the 10-day disabled list while recovering from right knee surgery before his reinstatement on June 12. He was acquired by Chicago-NL via trade on Aug. 21 after appearing in 56 games with Washington.

• Originally drafted by New York-NL in the 13th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, the Jacksonville, Fla., native has batted .299 (1421-for-4747) with 333 doubles, 28 triples, 122 home runs, 641 RBI, 325 walks and 67 stolen bases in 1,280 career games between New York-NL (2008-15), Washington (2016-18) and Chicago-NL (2018). Across parts of 10 seasons, he has appeared in 834 games at second base, 225 games at first base, 87 games at third base and 60 games in the outfield.

• A three-time All-Star (2014, 2016-17) and two-time Silver Slugger (2016-17), Murphy finished second in National League Most Valuable Player voting in 2016 after batting .347 (184-for-531) with 88 runs scored, 47 doubles, five triples, 25 home runs and 104 RBI. Since 2014, he ranks third among active players with a .308 batting average, tied for seventh with 180 doubles and ninth with a 9.08 plate appearances per strikeout rate.

• In 25 career postseason games, Murphy has batted .309 (30-for-97) with 21 runs scored, three doubles, eight home runs, 19 RBI, 15 walks and three stolen bases. He was named the 2015 National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player after going 6-for-17 (.529) with one double and four home runs in four games against New York-NL. His eight postseason home runs since 2015 are tied for the second most in the Major Leagues, while his 30 postseason hits rank tied for eighth.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.

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Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and German Márquez win Silver Slugger Awards

Louisville Slugger announced Thursday night on MLB Network that Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, shortstop Trevor Story and right-handed pitcher German Márquez have been named winners of the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award.

This is Arenado's fourth consecutive Silver Slugger Award and the first Silver Slugger for both Story and Márquez. This is the second season in franchise history that three Rockies players have been awarded the Silver Slugger Award, the first time since 1996 when Ellis Burks, Andres Galarraga and Eric Young each won a Silver Slugger.

Louisville Slugger announced Thursday night on MLB Network that Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, shortstop Trevor Story and right-handed pitcher German Márquez have been named winners of the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award.

This is Arenado's fourth consecutive Silver Slugger Award and the first Silver Slugger for both Story and Márquez. This is the second season in franchise history that three Rockies players have been awarded the Silver Slugger Award, the first time since 1996 when Ellis Burks, Andres Galarraga and Eric Young each won a Silver Slugger.

Notes on each player below.

Arenado:

·   Arenado's four Silver Slugger Awards are tied with Todd Helton (2000-03) for the most in franchise history.

·   His four Silver Slugger Awards are tied with Adrian Beltre and Matt Williams for the third-most among third baseman, trailing Wade Boggs (eight) and Mike Schmidt (six). Arenado, Schmidt (1980-84) and Boggs (1986-89) are the only third baseman to win the award in at least four consecutive years.

·   Arenado is the ninth player since 1980, the first year of the Silver Slugger Award, to win both the Silver Slugger and the Gold Glove in four or more consecutive seasons. Schmidt (1980-84) is the only other third baseman to accomplish the feat. Other players: Ivan Rodriguez (1994-99), Barry Bonds (1990-94), Ken Griffey Jr. (1996-99), Ryne Sandberg (1988-91), Kirby Puckett (1986-89), Dave Winfield (1982-85) and Dale Murphy (1982-85).

·   In 2018, Arenado led the National League with 38 home runs, the third time in his career he has led or tied for the league lead in home runs, the first time he won the home run crown outright. He became the 12th player in NL history to lead the league in home runs three or more times, the first since Mike Schmidt.

·   Was among league leaders in home runs (38-1st), multi-hit games (57-1st), RBI (110-T2nd), slugging percentage (.561-3rd), extra-base hits (78-T3rd), runs (104-5th), doubles (38-T8th) and batting average (.297 (10th).

·   Became the second player in Major League history to record at least 35 home runs and 35 doubles in four consecutive seasons (also: Albert Belle, 1993-96).

·   Has four consecutive seasons with at least 75 extra-base hits, the second third baseman in MLB history to have for such seasons (Chipper Jones), the first to do it in four-straight seasons.

Story:

·   Story joins Troy Tulowitzki (2010-11) as the only Rockies shortstops to win a Silver Slugger Award.

·   Ranked among National League leaders in extra-base hits (85-1st), home runs (37-2nd), slugging percentage (.567-2nd), doubles (42-T4th), RBI (108-T4th), stolen bases (27-6th), multi-hit games (51-T7th) and hits (174-10th).

·   Became the first shortstop in MLB history to record at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 stolen bases … was the 16th player (19th time) to reach those numbers, the third Rockies player to do so (Larry Walker, 1997 and Ellis Burks, 1996).

·   Joined Ernie Banks (1957-58, 1960) and Honus Wagner (1903-04, 1907-09) as the only shortstops to lead the National League in extra-base hits … his 85 extra-base hits were the second-most by a shortstop in NL history behind Jimmy Rollins' 88 extra-base hits in 2007.

·   One of three NL shortstops (min. 100 starts) to hit at least 37 home runs in a season, joining Ernie Bank (1955, 1957-60) and Rich Aurilia (2001).

·   His 108 RBI were the most by an NL shortstop since Ernie Banks recorded 117 RBI in 1960.

Márquez:

·   Márquez joins Mike Hampton (2001-02) as the only pitchers in franchise history to win a Silver Slugger Award.

·   Led all Major League pitchers with 18 hits, a .300 batting average and a .350 slugging percentage.

·   His 18 hits were the most by a pitcher since Zack Greinke recorded 19 hits in 2013 and the most by a Rockies pitcher since Mike Hampton (21) and Jason Jennings (19) in 2002.

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Coors Field NLDS Game 3 details announced

The Colorado Rockies will host the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday, October 7 at 2:37 p.m. MT at Coors Field. The Rockies want to express the importance of fans planning ahead and arriving early to allow extra time for heightened traffic, parking and security. Details and information are below:

•     TICKETS: Tickets are sold out for the National League Division Series. Valid tickets have NLDS Home Game 1 printed on them.

The Colorado Rockies will host the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday, October 7 at 2:37 p.m. MT at Coors Field. The Rockies want to express the importance of fans planning ahead and arriving early to allow extra time for heightened traffic, parking and security. Details and information are below:

•     TICKETS: Tickets are sold out for the National League Division Series. Valid tickets have NLDS Home Game 1 printed on them.

•     PARKING:  Coors Field parking lots will open at 11:00 a.m. MT. Parking will be available in the main parking lot through the Park Ave/Wazee, 27th/Blake and 33rd/Blake entrances. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as the lots are expected to fill up quickly. Staff at parking lot entrances will be able to receive payment in cash or by credit card.

•     SECURITY: All fans are required to pass through security when entering Coors Field. Fans are highly encouraged to arrive early in order to avoid long lines and ensure that they get to their seats before first pitch.

•     GATE TIMES: Gates A and E will open for outfield and Rooftop access at 12:00 p.m. MT. All Gates open at 12:30 p.m. MT. Please note that there will be additional guest ballpark entry points available off the 20th Street side of the ballpark near Gate E and on Blake Street between Gates B & C.

•     GAME TIME: First pitch is scheduled for 2:37 p.m. MT. and will be exclusively televised on MLB Network.

•     RALLY TOWELS: Rally towels will be given to all fans that enter the stadium on Sunday, courtesy of UCHealth.

•     NATIONAL ANTHEM: The National Anthem will be performed by US Air Force Academy vocalist, MSgt Julie Bradley at 2:25 p.m. MT.

•     CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: The ceremonial first pitch will be Victoria Ibarra, a senior softball player from Denver North High School's RBI Program that was surprised with tickets to the game through the MLB Postseason Ticket surprise initiative.

 

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Colorado Rockies recall infielder Garrett Hampson, left-handed pitcher Sam Howard, outfielder Raimel Tapia from Triple-A Albuquerque; select contract of right-handed pitcher D.J. Johnson from Triple-A

Outfielder Yonathan Daza recalled from Double-A Hartford and placed on 60-day disabled list

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled infielder Garrett Hampson, left-handed pitcher Sam Howard and outfielder Raimel Tapia from Triple-A Albuquerque, and have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher D.J. Johnson from Triple-A. Additionally, outfielder Yonathan Daza was recalled from Double-A Hartford and placed on the 60-day disabled list (left shoulder strain).

•  Hampson, 23, will be making his third Major League stint this season after making his debut July 21 in Arizona in a start at second base … has batted .273 (6-for-22) with one run, one double, one triple, two RBI, five walks and one stolen base across 10 games with six starts … in 110 games across Hartford and Albuquerque this season, batted .311 (138-for-444) with 81 runs, 25 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs, 40 RBI, 51 walks and 36 stolen bases … the Reno, Nev., native was originally selected by Colorado in the third round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State. 

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled infielder Garrett Hampson, left-handed pitcher Sam Howard and outfielder Raimel Tapia from Triple-A Albuquerque, and have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher D.J. Johnson from Triple-A. Additionally, outfielder Yonathan Daza was recalled from Double-A Hartford and placed on the 60-day disabled list (left shoulder strain).

•  Hampson, 23, will be making his third Major League stint this season after making his debut July 21 in Arizona in a start at second base … has batted .273 (6-for-22) with one run, one double, one triple, two RBI, five walks and one stolen base across 10 games with six starts … in 110 games across Hartford and Albuquerque this season, batted .311 (138-for-444) with 81 runs, 25 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs, 40 RBI, 51 walks and 36 stolen bases … the Reno, Nev., native was originally selected by Colorado in the third round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State. 

•  Howard, 25, has made one relief appearance, his Major League debut, across two stints with the Rockies this season … pitched one scoreless inning June 10 vs. Arizona … was last recalled from Albuquerque on July 14, but did not make an appearance … in 21 starts with Albuquerque, went 3-8 with a 5.06 ERA (96.0 IP, 54 ER), 34 walks and 80 strikeouts … the Cartersville, Ga., native was originally selected by Colorado out of Georgia Southern University in the third round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. 

•  Tapia, 24, will be making his second stint on the Major League roster this season … batted .222 (4-for-18) with four runs, two doubles, one home run, five RBI, two walks and five strikeouts in 14 games over his first stint … in 105 games for Albuquerque, batted .302 (131-for-434) with 81 runs, 33 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs, 62 RBI, 32 walks and 21 stolen bases … in his career with Colorado, has batted .278 (60-for-216) with 35 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 24 RBI, 12 walks, 52 strikeouts and eight stolen bases. 

•  Johnson, 29, will be making his first career appearance on the Major League roster … went 3-5 with a 3.90 ERA (55.1 IP, 24 ER), 15 walks and 84 strikeouts across 50 relief appearances for Albuquerque this season … across parts of eight Minor League seasons in the Tampa Bay (2010), Arizona (2011-13), Minnesota (2014), Miami (2015), Los Angeles-AL (2016) and Colorado (2016-18) organizations, is 17-19 with a 3.57 ERA (358.0 IP, 142 ER), 132 walks and 375 strikeouts … the Beaverton, Ore., native was signed by the Rockies to a Minor League contract on Nov. 18, 2016 … went undrafted and was originally signed by Tampa Bay to a Minor League contract on June 24, 2010. 

•  Daza, 24, was added to the Rockies' 40-man roster on Nov. 20, 2017 … in 54 games with Hartford this season, batted .306 (67-for-219) with 27 runs, 18 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 29 RBI, seven walks and four stolen bases … endured three stints on the seven-day disabled list … was originally signed as a non-drafted international free agent out of Maracay, Venezuela, on Oct. 20, 2010. 

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Homestand Events • Giants (Sept. 3-5), Dodgers (Sept. 7-9) & D-backs (Sept. 10-13)

Looking ahead: At San Francisco (Sept. 14-16), at Los Angeles (Sept.17-19) & at Arizona (Sept. 21-23)

DENVER -- After going 3-3 on the road, the Rockies return home for 10 games vs. their NL West rivals, their longest homestand of the year.

Only a half game back of first place in the division, the Rockies will face the Giants for three games starting today, before three contests vs. the West Division-leading Dodgers and three tilts against the Diamondbacks.

DENVER -- After going 3-3 on the road, the Rockies return home for 10 games vs. their NL West rivals, their longest homestand of the year.

Only a half game back of first place in the division, the Rockies will face the Giants for three games starting today, before three contests vs. the West Division-leading Dodgers and three tilts against the Diamondbacks.

The following events will take place over the course of the homestand:

Purple Monday, Sept. 3 vs. Giants, 1:10 p.m. first pitch

• Peanut Allergy Friendly Ticket Package: Peanut Allergy Friendly Ticket Package: The Rockies will host those with peanut allergies in a peanut-controlled area in the Mezzanine Suites

• Teacher Appreciation Ticket Package: The Rockies would like to thank our educators for all their hard work by inviting them out for a fun afternoon on Labor Day. A purchase of the ticket package includes a ticket to the game and a limited-edition Rockies hat that can be picked up behind Section 105 on the concourse.

• Pregame Group:  For select Monday home games at Coors Field over the 2018 season, left-handed reliever Mike Dunn will host 10 individuals with military ties (active duty, veteran, family), providing them with tickets and passes to be on the field during Rockies batting practice. Dunn will have a meet-and-greet on the field with these fans, and will present them with a commemorative coin. This week he will be hosting members from the Buckley Air Force Base.

• Pregame Ceremony: 16th Annual Hispanic Leadership Award finalist, Roberto Ramirez.

National Anthem by Frontier Valley Elementary

• Color Guard by American Legion Post 1

• God Bless America by Sergeant Brian Person

• Post game: All kids run the bases after the game, presented by Chick-fil-A.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 vs. Giants, 6:40 p.m. first pitch

• Pregame Ceremony: 16th Annual Hispanic Leadership Award finalist, Rita Flores de Wallace.

• National Anthem by Eagle Crest Elementary

• Color Guard by North High School

Wednesday, Sept. 5 vs. Giants, 6:40 p.m. first pitch

• Pregame Ceremony: 16th Annual Hispanic Leader Award finalist, Jason Salas.

• National Anthem by Mapleton Public Schools

• Color Guard by Summit County Sheriff

• Pregame Ceremony: The Rockies will honor 2018 2018 Roberto Clemente Award recipient Ian Desmond. The award is given to someone who best represents the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Friday, Sept. 7 vs. Dodgers, 6:40 p.m. first pitch

• Rooftop:Pregame DJ

• Rooftop Giveaway: The first 500 fans to the Rooftop will receive socks presented by Shane Co.

• '90s Night Ticket Package: The Colorado Rockies invite you to a blast from the past with '90s Night at Coors Field. Each ticket purchased will include a '90s Night t-shirt that can be picked up behind Section 105 on the concourse, for more information go to rockies.com/themes.

• National Anthem by High School Choir Night

• Color Guard by Mile High Honor Guard

Saturday, Sept. 8 vs. Dodgers, 6:10 p.m. first pitch

• Giveaway:The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a UPS Discount Coupon, presented by UPS.

• Brew Fest Ticket Package: Join us for the 6th Annual Brew Fest. Enjoy tastings from regional breweries and cast your vote for your favorite brew. For more information on this event go to rockies.com/themes.

• Rooftop: Pregame DJ

• National Anthem by Band Day

• Color Guard by Loveland High School

Community: There will be a UPS Book Drive at all gates upon entering the game benefiting Toys for Tots Literacy Program.

Sunday, Sept. 9 vs. Dodgers, 1:10 p.m. first pitch

• Giveaway:The first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a Día De Los Rockies Jersey.

• Rooftop Live!: presented by Coors Light: The music group iZCALLI (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) will perform on the rooftop prior to the game, with a meet and greet opportunity through the second inning.

• Pregame Ceremony: Hispanic Leadership Award Winner presentation.

• Autograph Sunday: In the last Autograph Sunday of the season, select Rockies players will sign autographs for fans from 11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

• National Anthem by Title 1 Choir Day

• Color Guard by Thompson Valley High School

• God Bless America: A1C Joshua Silva

• Furniture Row Hero of the Game: Master Sergeant Zoe Didier-Purdie

Purple Monday, Sept. 10 vs. Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m. first pitch

• National Anthem by UNC Band

• Color Guard by Denver Sheriff

• Pregame Group:  For select Monday home games at Coors Field over the 2018 season, left-handed reliever Mike Dunn will host 10 individuals with military ties (active duty, veteran, family), providing them with tickets and passes to be on the field during Rockies batting practice. Dunn will have a meet-and-greet on the field with these fans and will present them with a commemorative coin. This week he will be hosting members from the Buckley Air Force Base.

• Community: Mike Dunn will be presenting two $20,000 checks in a pregame ceremony honoring Challenge America and The Treehouse Foundation.

Tuesday, Sept. 11 vs. Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m. first pitch

• National Anthem by Brantner/Bromley East Elementary

• Color Guard by University Police Department

Wednesday, Sept. 12 vs. Diamondbacks, 6:40 p.m. first pitch

• National Anthem by Mountain Phoenix Community School

• Color Guard by Washington High School

Thursday, Sept. 13 vs. Diamondbacks, 1:10 p.m. first pitch

• Giveaway:The first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a Nathan's Famous $1 Hot Dog Coupon.

• National Anthem by Terry Leoffler

• Color Guard by Gateway High School

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Colorado Rockies recall right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte, left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave, catcher Tom Murphy, infielder Pat Valaika and outfielder Noel Cuevas from Triple-A Albuquerque

SAN DIEGO - The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled the following players from Triple-A Albuquerque: right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte, left-hander Harrison Musgrave, catcher Tom Murphy, infielder Pat Valaika and outfielder Noel Cuevas.

•  Almonte, 24, has posted a 1.00 ERA (9.0 IP, 1 ER) in seven relief appearances across two stints with the Rockies since making his Major League debut on June 21 … in 18 appearances (10 starts) with Triple-A Albuquerque went 3-5 with a 5.56 ERA (43.2 IP, 27 ER), 14 walks and 34 strikeouts … in 118 career Minor League appearances, including 102 starts, has gone 38-35 with a 4.08 ERA (562.2 IP, 255 ER), 196 walks and 465 strikeouts.

SAN DIEGO - The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled the following players from Triple-A Albuquerque: right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte, left-hander Harrison Musgrave, catcher Tom Murphy, infielder Pat Valaika and outfielder Noel Cuevas.

•  Almonte, 24, has posted a 1.00 ERA (9.0 IP, 1 ER) in seven relief appearances across two stints with the Rockies since making his Major League debut on June 21 … in 18 appearances (10 starts) with Triple-A Albuquerque went 3-5 with a 5.56 ERA (43.2 IP, 27 ER), 14 walks and 34 strikeouts … in 118 career Minor League appearances, including 102 starts, has gone 38-35 with a 4.08 ERA (562.2 IP, 255 ER), 196 walks and 465 strikeouts.

• Musgrave, 26, has gone 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA (33.2 IP, 19 ER), 17 walks and 23 strikeouts in 24 appearances with Colorado … made his Major League debut against San Diego on April 23 … in eight appearances (three starts) for Albuquerque went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (16.2 IP, 10 ER), six walks and 18 strikeouts … has gone 31-19 with a 4.10 ERA (419.2 IP, 191 ER) in 85 career Minor League games, including 78 starts, since 2014.

• Murphy, 27, has batted .227 (20-for-88) with five runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, 11 RBI and three walks in 31 games with the Rockies … in 64 games with Albuquerque, batted .258 (61-for-236) with 40 runs, 16 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 49 RBI … in 75 career games with the Rockies across parts of four seasons (2015-18), has batted .220 (42-for-191) with 19 runs, 11 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 34 RBI, 13 walks and one stolen base.

• Valaika, 25, has batted .150 (17-for-113) with seven runs, four doubles, two home runs, four RBI and nine walks in 57 games across three stints with the Rockies this season … batted .216 (30-for-139) with 13 runs, four doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 20 RBI and seven walks in 37 games with the Isotopes … in 180 career games across parts of three seasons with Colorado (2016-18), has hit .220 (69-for-314) with 38 runs scored, 16 doubles, 16 home runs, 46 RBI, 16 walks and 91 strikeouts.

• Cuevas, 26, has batted .243 (33-for-136) with 14 runs, four doubles, one triple, two home runs, eight RBI and six walks across 63 games with the Rockies … made his Major League debut April 22 vs. Chicago-NL … the Camuy, Puerto Rico, native has batted .331 (53-for-160) with 17 runs, 10 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 29 RBI, 16 walks and three stolen bases in 44 games with Albuquerque this season. 

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Colorado Rockies acquire catcher Brew Butera and cash considerations from Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jerry Vasto

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have acquired catcher Drew Butera and cash considerations from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jerry Vasto.

•  Butera, 35, has batted .188 (28-for-149) with 11 runs scored, nine doubles, two home runs, 18 RBI and 13 walks in 51 games with the Royals this season … in 487 career games across parts of nine seasons with Minnesota (2010-13), Los Angeles-NL (2013-14), Los Angeles-AL (2015) and Kansas City (2015-18), has batted .201 (243-for-1209) with 110 runs, 53 doubles, five triples, 18 home runs, 108 RBI and 80 walks … was originally selected by New York-NL in the fifth round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Florida.

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have acquired catcher Drew Butera and cash considerations from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jerry Vasto.

•  Butera, 35, has batted .188 (28-for-149) with 11 runs scored, nine doubles, two home runs, 18 RBI and 13 walks in 51 games with the Royals this season … in 487 career games across parts of nine seasons with Minnesota (2010-13), Los Angeles-NL (2013-14), Los Angeles-AL (2015) and Kansas City (2015-18), has batted .201 (243-for-1209) with 110 runs, 53 doubles, five triples, 18 home runs, 108 RBI and 80 walks … was originally selected by New York-NL in the fifth round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Florida.

Vasto, 26, has made one relief appearance, his Major League debut, across two stints with the Rockies … allowed three runs on three hits with one walk and one strikeout in 0.2 innings pitched vs. Arizona on June 10 … in 37 relief appearances for Triple-A Albuquerque, has gone 2-1 with a 3.16 ERA (37.0 IP, 13 ER), 18 walks and 44 strikeouts … was originally selected by the Rockies in the 24th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Felician College.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.
 

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Colorado Rockies select outfielder Matt Holliday from Triple-A Albuquerque

Infielder Garrett Hampson optioned to Triple-A

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have selected the contract of outfielder Matt Holliday from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned infielder Garrett Hampson to Triple-A. 

Holliday, 38, was signed by the Rockies to a Minor League contract on July 29 … has batted .346 (18-for-52) with 12 runs, four doubles, three home runs, 14 RBI, nine walks and nine strikeouts in 15 games with Albuquerque … also appeared in one game with Rookie Level Grand Junction, going 1-for-3 with one double … was originally selected by the Rockies in the seventh round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft and batted .319 (848-for-2656) with 479 runs, 188 doubles, 23 triples, 128 home runs, 483 RBI and 66 stolen bases across parts of five seasons with the Rockies (2004-2008) … in parts of 14 seasons with Colorado, Oakland (2009), St. Louis (2009-16) and New York-AL (2017), the seven-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger has batted .299 (2081-for-6956) with 1154 runs, 466 doubles, 32 triples, 314 home runs and 1217 RBI in 1878 games … he will wear #7, with Hampson switching to #2. 

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have selected the contract of outfielder Matt Holliday from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned infielder Garrett Hampson to Triple-A. 

Holliday, 38, was signed by the Rockies to a Minor League contract on July 29 … has batted .346 (18-for-52) with 12 runs, four doubles, three home runs, 14 RBI, nine walks and nine strikeouts in 15 games with Albuquerque … also appeared in one game with Rookie Level Grand Junction, going 1-for-3 with one double … was originally selected by the Rockies in the seventh round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft and batted .319 (848-for-2656) with 479 runs, 188 doubles, 23 triples, 128 home runs, 483 RBI and 66 stolen bases across parts of five seasons with the Rockies (2004-2008) … in parts of 14 seasons with Colorado, Oakland (2009), St. Louis (2009-16) and New York-AL (2017), the seven-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger has batted .299 (2081-for-6956) with 1154 runs, 466 doubles, 32 triples, 314 home runs and 1217 RBI in 1878 games … he will wear #7, with Hampson switching to #2. 

Hampson, 23, has batted .273 (6-for-22) with one run, one double, one triple, two RBI, five walks and one stolen bases in 10 games across two stints … made his Major League debut July 21 in Arizona in a start at second base and recorded his first career hit, a double, off Zack Godley in the fifth inning … the Reno, Nev., native was originally selected by Colorado in the third round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State. 

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