Colorado Rockies

Cancer fighter Bettis to make '17 debut Monday
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Rockies manager Bud Black announced on Sunday that Chad Bettis will make his 2017 debut on Monday against the Braves at Coors Field.

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Veteran 1B Howard signs Minor League deal
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The Rockies announced Saturday they signed veteran first baseman Ryan Howard to a Minor League contract. He will report to Triple-A Albuquerque.

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Marquez continues rookie campaign in finale
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German Marquez may be a rookie, but he has proven his worth this season. The 22-year-old right-hander looks to keep the Rockies atop the National League Wild Card standings as they close out a three-game set against the Marlins on Sunday at Marlins Park.

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Blackmon collects 4 hits, but HR costs Hoffman
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Pitchers are trying to change things up against Giancarlo Stanton, and it’s still not working. The four-time All-Star blasted a three-run homer on Saturday night that lifted the Marlins to a 4-3 victory over the Rockies, who entered the night one game ahead of the D-backs for the first National League Wild Card spot.

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Redmond manages in place of ailing Black
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Rockies manager Bud Black was unable to manage Saturday night’s game against the Marlins due to feeling “under the weather,” according to the club. In Black’s absence, bench coach Mike Redmond took over the managerial duties.

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What to expect from McMahon in big leagues
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Ryan McMahon’s year got even better on Friday, when Colorado summoned him to the big leagues for the first time. Manager Bud Black indicated McMahon will start occasionally at first base and also provide depth at second and third base, where he has played in the Minors.

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Resurgent Hoffman opposes Marlins
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After a down July, Jeff Hoffman looks to continue his resurgent August and keep the Rockies atop the National League Wild Card standings against newly recalled Justin Nicolino and the Marlins on Saturday at Marlins Park.

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Parra, Arenado homer, but bullpen falters late
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The Rockies, in the thick of the National League Wild Card race, ran into the hottest home run threat on the planet on Friday night. They weren’t able to slow Giancarlo Stanton down as he delivered yet again, knocking his MLB-leading 40th home run.

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Rox call up slugging prospect McMahon
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The Colorado Rockies announced Friday that they have selected the contract of infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Triple-A.

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Bettis a possibility to start Monday at Coors
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The Rockies currently have four starting pitchers, and the fifth could very well be Chad Bettis, who’s looking to complete a comeback from testicular cancer.

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Inbox: Could Rockies sign Lucroy to extension?
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The Rockies have a new catcher, and after a few impressive outings by rookie starters — and Wednesday’s tying double in an eventual 3-2, 12-inning victory at Cleveland — fans don’t want Jonathan Lucroy to leave.

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Gray to start opener as Rockies visit Miami
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The Rockies and Marlins are set to face off for the first time this season, beginning with Friday night’s tilt at Marlins Park. The series opener will feature a pair of right-handers, as Colorado’s Jon Gray will pitch opposite Miami’s Jose Urena.

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