3/5/2015 | Pain-free start good news for Chacin, Rockies
Leaving the mound without pain made Thursday afternoon a success for Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. He'll worry about sharpness as Spring Training continues.
3/5/2015 | Rockies get mixed bag on mound vs. D-backs
Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin, who was limited to just 11 starts last year due to a shoulder injury, retired the D-backs in order in the first inning before running into trouble in the second as Colorado lost, 4-3, Thursday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
3/5/2015 | Situational hitting among Rockies' batting practice tweaks
Rockies second-year hitting coach Blake Doyle has tweaked the team's batting practice in an attempt to correct poor situational hitting -- a fault that showed up on the road, where the Rockies went a franchise-worst 21-60 last season.
3/5/2015 | Speedy Barnes eyeing consistency for Rockies
Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes vows to be a smarter hitter, even after leading the Majors with 17 pinch-hits last season.
3/4/2015 | Brown has solid fastball, but changeup's his bread and butter
For all the Spring Training talk about the velocity the Rockies have at their disposal, righty Brooks Brown -- the team's best reliever at the end of last season -- stymied hitters softly.
3/4/2015 | Blackmon talks fireball gif, other topics on Chatting Cage
Before fashioning one of baseball's hottest starts in April and May and before being chosen by peers to the National League All-Star Game in July, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was nervous about even making the team last year. In the Edward Jones Chatting Cage, Blackmon said the tense end of 2014 camp wound up his favorite Spring Training memory.
3/4/2015 | Prospect Gray brings heat in scoreless Spring Training debut
Rockies top prospect Jon Gray threw scoreless third and fourth innings against the D-backs in the Cactus League opener. But the talk of the day was one pitch.
3/4/2015 | Lyles looks good in Rockies' Cactus League opener
Rockies righty starter Jordan Lyles, incorporating a split-changeup that he developed late last season, struck out two and yielded a walk and a hit batsman in two innings. In the Cactus League opener for both teams, Colorado fell to Arizona, 6-2, on Wednesday afternoon in front of 6,780 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
3/4/2015 | Prospect Butler out to make strong second impression
This time, right-hander Eddie Butler plans to be healthy and effective when the Rockies call his name. Butler's throwing shoulder wasn't right, and he knew it, when the Rockies summoned him to the Majors from Double-A Tulsa last June.
3/4/2015 | Dickerson firmly believes he'll become great hitter
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson uses the word "great" without timidity. That's not as common as one would think. Once someone understands what the g-word means in baseball, a sport built on failure, there is a tendency to wipe the word from the ol' vocabulary. "I hold myself accountable to being a great hitter," he said.
3/3/2015 | Ynoa comes out swinging in Rox intrasquad action
Switch-hitting utility man Rafael Ynoa homered and made a diving play at third base in Tuesday's Rockies intrasquad game. The performance continued a habit of capitalizing on chances since joining the team last year.
3/3/2015 | Rosario shows athleticism in work at first base
Playing first base under game conditions went fine for the Rockies' Wilin Rosario on Tuesday. Rosario, a catcher who could increase his playing time by being adequate at first base, made two error-saving plays in one inning.
3/3/2015 | For Rockies, developing versatility key part of approach
In the Rockies' world, a player may need to move around to move up. The Rockies usually carry 13 pitchers, while most teams tend to go with 12. That means fewer players on the Rockies' bench, so the more versatile a player, the better.
3/3/2015 | Improving bullpen performance is Topic 'A' for Rockies
New bullpen coach Darren Holmes understands Mile High-induced workloads, having pitched for the Rockies from 1993-97. Holmes appeared in 13 seasons with eight teams, and four of his five-highest innings totals were in purple pinstripes. Holmes understands the numbers won't always sparkle, but he also knows how to mentally handle the job.
3/2/2015 | LeMahieu made speed a focus during offseason
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu's offseason work on his speed already is showing dividends. By working on speed, LeMahieu honed a skill that fit his game, which is playing the situations, moving runners and taking opportunities on the bases.
3/2/2015 | Weiss not too concerned over setting Rockies lineup
Rockies manager Walt Weiss doesn't see the big deal in setting a lineup. But that may have to do with his plethora of strong options. If his lineup is healthy, Weiss almost can't go wrong with any combination of hitters.
3/2/2015 | Weiss: Tulo, CarGo ahead of schedule
The comebacks of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from season-ending surgeries in 2014 have accelerated to the point that both could be in Cactus League games sooner than expected.
3/1/2015 | Chacin feels good after facing Rockies hitters
Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin said on Sunday that he wasn't feeling pain following Saturday's throwing session and that he could continue his preparation with an eye toward being on the Opening Day roster.
3/1/2015 | Weiss sets pitching plan for Cactus openers
Rockies manager Walt Weiss announced that right-hander Jordan Lyles will start against the D-backs in Wednesday's Cactus League opener at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, while John Axford will see action in Tuesday's intrasquad game.
3/1/2015 | D-backs, Rockies unveil newly renovated Lehi Field
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies on Sunday unveiled a newly renovated Lehi Field, a baseball facility in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Mesa, Ariz.
3/1/2015 | Rockies add ground-ball pitching to combat Coors Field
David Hale is one of a number of ground-ball pitchers new to the Rockies camp this year. Free-agent signee Kyle Kendrick plus non-roster invitees John Axford and John Lannan all induce ground balls at high rates.