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Tag:Colorado Rockies
Posted on: February 15, 2010 11:00 am
 

Cuban prospect close to signing

Reports indicate Cuban first-base prospect Jose Julio Ruiz is close to signing with a major league club. Saturday's edition of El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-based newspaper affiliated with the Miami Herald reported on Saturday that negotiations have "intensified."

"By next week, he should be signed already," one of Ruiz's agents, Jorge Luis Toca told El Nuevo Herald. "Perhaps Wednesday we'll announce something."

Toca said the Blue Jays, Rangers, Red Sox Giants and Rockies have shown the most interest in the 6-3, 240-pound prospect. Toca added they are also "waiting on an offer from the Yankees."

Ruiz, who defected last season, has been working out at the Yankees' complex in the Dominican Republic.

The slugger, who turns 26 on March 24, was batting .305 with a .408 on-base percentage and a .467 slugging percentage through 52 games for his National Series team before defecting. He sports a .330 career batting average.

Posted on: February 2, 2010 11:14 am
 

Gregg considering Florida and Colorado

Reliever Kevin Gregg has narrowed his choices to the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins, as reported by the Denver Post .

"I am not overly optimistic, but we have a chance," Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd said Monday. "Our job would be as a setup guy."

That is the hang-up for Gregg, who wants to be a closer. He likes the idea of spring training in Arizona, where he lives. And he likes the Rockies' chances of reaching the playoffs. But the Rockies have a proven closer.

In Florida, Leo Nuñez is not nearly as entrenched. Gregg could compete for the spot


Posted on: January 15, 2010 11:05 am
 

Rockies -- arbitration update

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post , Houston Street and Rafael Betancourt are two big-ticket payroll players headed to arbitration.  Street will be in the $7 million range and Betancourt will get less than $5.

On the free-agent market, Yorvit Torrealba continues to attract interest. The Giants, Padres, Rangers and Mariners have all called about the Rockies' former starting catcher.
Posted on: January 15, 2010 11:05 am
 

Rockies -- arbitration update

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post , Houston Street and Rafael Betancourt are two big-ticket payroll players headed to arbitration.  Street will be in the $7 million range and Betancourt will get less than $5.

On the free-agent market, Yorvit Torrealba continues to attract interest. The Giants, Padres, Rangers and Mariners have all called about the Rockies' former starting catcher.
Posted on: January 11, 2010 11:15 am
 

Rockies inquire about Batista

The Denver Post is reporting that the Rockies, in the process of finalizing the contract for C Miguel Olivo, talked to the Agent about his other client Miguel Batista.

According to the agent, Batista is, "strong and healthy and in their budget. He definitely wants to keep playing."






Category: MLB
Posted on: January 8, 2010 11:13 am
 

Giambi would return to the Rockies

Jason Giambi told Rockies' players last weekend he remains interested in returning if a designated hitter role doesn't materialize, according to the Denver Post .

Colorado continues to talk to the agents for Fernando Tatis and Robb Quinlan, though Quinlan is receiving strong interest from at least one other National League West team. Tatis has been a target since the winter meetings, and Melvin Mora is also on the radar.

The Rockies continue to seek bullpen depth, and there are plenty of pitchers available, including Kevin Gregg, Guillermo Mota, Brendan Donnelly and Scott Schoeneweis.



Posted on: December 18, 2009 11:48 am
 

Orioles likely done until 2010

After adding veteran starter Kevin Millwood in a trade with the Rangers and agreeing to terms with left-handed closer Mike Gonzalez and former Rockies 3B Garrett Atkins, team officials acknowledged that their next move probably won't come until 2010, as reported by the Baltimore .

The same report also notes that a team official denied reports that the Orioles are pursuing Matt Holliday and Adrian Gonzalez.

Posted on: December 16, 2009 11:20 am
 

Rockies move on to Olivio

Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd was not very positive about the possibility of C Yorvit Torrealba returning to the Rockies.

O'Dowd told the Denver Post , "I just don't think it's going to work out...Negotiations can always change, but right now I'm not optimistic."

Talks did seem to be progressing but now things have stalled over contract details.  Ironically, Torrealba is scheduled to be in New York to resolve his pending grievance with the Mets and he could begin talks on a new contract with the Mets if the club is unable to land free-agent Bengie Molina.

The Rockies will likely move on to free-agent catcher Miguel Olivio who they have been eyeing as Plan B for a while, and O'Dowd did confirm that Olivio is still on the radar.



 
 
 
 
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