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Albert Pujols Ties Bonds in 30-Homer Seasons, Gray Sets Record in Colorado

On Saturday, Albert Pujols launched his 590th career home run deep into the night off Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano. The home run moved Pujols within just 19 of Sammy Sosa for eighth place on the all-time home run list. The home run for Pujols was notable as well for other reasons. It was No. 30 on the season for the veteran slugger, which gave him 14 seasons with at least 30 home runs. That tied him was Barry Bonds. In addition, Pujols is just one more season of 30 or more homes runs shy of tying Hank Aaron and Alex Rodriguez for the most all-time... 
 

Rockies Reach Agreement with DJ LeMahieu on two-year deal

Arbitration season in Major League Baseball reached a conclusion just as pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training. The Colorado Rockies inked 27-year-old All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu to a two-year, $7.8 million deal. The LSU product, who was drafted in the second round by the Chicago Cubs in 2009 and arrived in Colorado via trade in December 2011, filed for a $3.3 million salary while the Rockies countered at $2.8 million. LeMahieu will receive $3 million in 2016 and $4.8 million in 2017. If he does not sign another extension,... 
 

Rays Swap Jake McGee for Rockies Corey Dickerson, Prospects Involved

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a trade to acquire outfielder Corey Dickerson and a prospect from the Colorado Rockies, for lefty reliever Jake McGee and a Rays prospect. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports initially reported the deal, while Joel Sherman of the New York Post first said McGee was involved. Rosenthal tweets that the Rockies will be sending McGee and a minor league pitcher to the Rockies in exchange for Dickerson and a different minor league pitcher. The 29-year-old McGee posted a 2.41 ERA with an exceptional 32.9 strikeout rate... 
 

Could the Colorado Rockies Deal Carlos Gonzalez?

It’s been a rough year for the Colorado Rockies. They got out to a nice start, but things have been downhill from there. As of now they own a 43-62 record, which puts them in last place in the NL West. While they have several attractive trade chips, the front office and ownership are seemingly at odds with regards to whether or not they should be traded. Carlos Gonzalez has been mentioned in trade rumors. The 28 year-old outfielder has been affected by injuries this season and is hitting only .244/.293/.437 for an 86 wRC+, far below his career... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Could Troy Tulowitzki be Traded?

Led by star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the Colorado Rockies got off to a nice start in 2014. On May 20th, they were 26-20 and just two games back of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. However, they’ve hit the skids since then and with just one game left before the All-Star break they own a 40-54 record. Since that time, Tulowitzki has made it clear that he would be open to being traded to a contender. While he’s not quite putting up the Ruthian numbers that he was at the beginning of the year, Tulowitzki is having a phenomenal... 
 

Three Teams That Could Be Turnaround Stories in 2014

Nearly every year, a team that wasn’t a contender the previous year comes out of the woodwork and surprises everybody by making the playoffs. Last season it was the Cleveland Indians who improved from 68-94 to 92-70, and claimed a Wild Card berth. The previous year the Baltimore Orioles surprised pundits by putting together their first winning season since 1997, and vaulting their way to the Wild Card playoff with a 93-69 record. The Boston Red Sox made a huge turnaround from a 69 win 2012 season to win 97 regular season games and the... 
 

Colorado Rockies Reach Agreement With Drew Stubbs

Bolstered by his combination of power, speed and range in the outfield, Drew Stubbs has been an intriguing player who has yet to fully harness his talents over give Major League seasons with the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. The 29-year-old Stubbs, who was traded to Colorado from Cleveland for pitcher Josh Outman in December, agreed to a one-year, $4.1 million deal with the Rockies on Friday. Stubbs is expected to take over in center field for Dexter Fowler, who was traded earlier in the offseason to Houston for outfielder Brandon Barnes... 
 

Rockies Trades Land Drew Stubbs and Franklin Morales

The Colorado Rockies have made two trades. In one deal they acquired lefthanded pitcher Franklin Morales from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Jonathan Herrera. Ian Brown and Thomas Harding of MLB.com reported the trade. Morales, who turns 28 in January, pitched for the Rockies from 2007 to 2011 before he was acquired by the Red Sox for cash considerations. He has solid stuff, but has struggled with his control throughout his professional career, walking 11.5 percent of hitters. Before a shoulder injury prematurely ended his 2012... 
 

Rockies Reach Agreement With Boone Logan – Three-year Deal

The Colorado Rockies went into the 2013 Winter Meetings with a goal of finding left-handed relief help for the bullpen. After their second consecutive last-place finish in the National League West, the Rockies came to the conclusion that overhauling the bullpen was a priority. Today the Rockies announced they have reached an agreement with left-hander Boone Logan on a three-year deal according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is pending a physical. The team previously added the LaTroy Hawkins  and were said to be interested in free-agent... 
 

Colorado Rockies Reach Agreement with Justin Morneau

The Colorado Rockies reached an agreement with free-agent first baseman Justin Morneau on a two-year deal worth approximately $13 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports Morneau hit .259/.323/.411 with 17 homers in 2013 with the Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Morneau, 32, will replace Todd Helton, who retired after the season. The Rockies were thought to be interested in free-agent James Loney but those rumors should disappate now. Morneau’s production has taken a noticeable drop over the last three years as he dealt with injury... 
 

Rockies Carlos Gonzalez Hits DL with Finger Sprain

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been placed on the disabled list with a finger sprain.  Gonzalez has suffered  with the sprain on his right middle finger off and on for the past month. He will be eligible to return on August 20, although the Rockies are not in contention and there is no need to hurry him back until he is 100% healed. “I don’t want to go on the DL. But I can’t swing. I am just a slap hitter, that’s all I can do right now,” said Gonzalez after the Rockies’ 5-1 loss to the Pirates. Gonzalez... 
 

Mark Appel, Jonathan Gray to Make Pro Debuts in Early July

Top picks in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray are scheduled to make their professional debuts in early July. Appel, first-overall pick by the Houston Astros out of Stanford University, signed with the club on June 19 for $6.35 million and is set to make his professional debut in the first week of July. Appel traveled to the Astros’ spring training facility in Kissimmee, Florida on June 23, where he is scheduled to spend 10 days and pitch in a select number of simulated games. From there, Appel will be sent... 
 

Roy Oswalt Set to Make 2013 Debut with Rockies

The Colorado Rockies have officially announced that Roy Oswalt will start on Thursday against the Washington Nationals, marking the 2013 season debut for Oswalt. After signing a minor league contract with Colorado on May 2, Oswalt has been dominant in his time at Double-A Tulsa. In five starts with the Tulsa Drillers, Oswalt has posted a 3-2 record and 2.16 ERA along with a 25/7 strikeout to walk ratio in 33 1/3 innings of work. In his most recent start on June 14, Oswalt went 8 1/3 scoreless innings, surrendering five hits and striking out seven... 
 

Rockies Troy Tulowitzki Has Broken Rib – Headed for DL

Troy Tulowitzki was diagnosed with a broken rib in his right side after an MRI on Thursday night and will be headed to the disabled list. Tulowitzki left Thursday’s game with Washington in the eighth inning after diving for a ground ball. Earlier today we reported that Carlos Gonzalez had taken a foul ball off the bat of Jordan Pacheco and left the same game.  Dexter Fowler was hit on the right ring finger and suffered a swollen knuckle. Both Gonzalez and Fowler should be fine and not miss much time. Tulowitzki is another story however... 
 

Carlos Gonzalez Leaves Game After Being Hit By Foul Ball

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was forced to leave the game after being hit with a foul ball in the lower left leg off the bat of Jordan Pacheco while he was on deck. Gonzalez  laid writhing in pain and was attended to by a team trainer. He was able to walk off under his own power  after walking around the front of the Colorado dugout.  He was replaced by Tyler Colvin  who played left field Gonzalez  is hitting .299 this year and leads the Rockies with 18 home runs and 52 RBI. Gonzalez has been battling soreness in his left knee... 
 
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