Latest Colorado Rockies News

Rockies-D-Backs schedule exhibitions unlikely due to lockout

Jan. 14, 2022 15:31 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have announced the dates of two exhibition games in Las Vegas against Arizona, an increasingly unlikely event given spring training is threatened by Major League Baseball's lockout. The Rockies said Friday the games are scheduled for March 18 and...

Former MLB OF and Tigers 1B coach Kimera Bartee dies at 49

Dec. 21, 2021 16:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Kimera Bartee, a former Major League Baseball outfielder and Detroit Tigers first base coach, died Monday. He was 49. The Tigers made the announcement Tuesday, saying Bartee died suddenly. They did not disclose the cause of death. “Throughout his...

Colorado Rockies, plains pummeled by powerful wind storm

Dec. 15, 2021 20:00 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — High winds whipped across the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing roads and highways and forcing the cancellation or delay of hundreds of flights. The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts between 60 and 80 mph (97-129 kph) along...

Fregosi Jr, scout and son of former manager, dies at 57

Dec. 10, 2021 13:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jim Fregosi Jr., a special assistant in the Kansas City Royals' front office and a son of the longtime major league manager, has died. He was 57. Fregosi died Thursday in Los Angeles, the Royals said. Fregosi spent 17 seasons with the...

Hurdle joins Rockies as special assistant to general manager

Dec. 09, 2021 15:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are bringing Clint Hurdle back to serve as a special assistant to general manager Bill Schmidt. Hurdle, who managed the Rockies to the World Series in 2007, will help with player development and the amateur draft in his new role. ...

Neil Young rebuilds a Rockies barn and reunites Crazy Horse

Dec. 09, 2021 10:10 AM EST

A horse needs a barn. Neil Young didn’t rebuild a log barn from the 1850s that was falling into the ground in the Colorado Rockies just so he could make an album in it with Crazy Horse, his frequent collaborators for more than 50 years, but that was a big part of the inspiration. ...

Rockies, catcher Elias Díaz agree to $14.5M, 3-year contract

Nov. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies agreed to a $14.5 million, three-year contract with catcher Elias Díaz. His deal was announced Thursday and covers one season of arbitration eligibility and two years of free agency. Díaz gets $3 million next season, $5.5 million in...

Pilot death is 2nd amid late season wildfires in Rockies

Nov. 17, 2021 20:59 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the death of a pilot who crashed while fighting a wildfire near Rocky Mountain National Park at night, the second person to die amid wind-driven, late season wildfires in the Rockies this week. The pilot of the...

Julio Lugo, SS for 7 teams and Boston's '07 champs, has died

Nov. 15, 2021 17:47 PM EST

Julio Lugo, who played for seven teams in a 12-year major league career and was the shortstop for Boston's 2007 World Series championship team, has died, the Red Sox said. He was 45. ESPN reported that the cause of death was presumed to be a heart attack, citing Lugo's...

Chacín agrees to $1.25M deal to stay with Rockies

Nov. 13, 2021 20:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Right-hander Jhoulys Chacín is staying with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing Saturday to a guaranteed $1.25 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses. The 33-year-old was 3-2 with a 4.34 ERA in a...