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3/30/2015 | Wisdom serving Tulowitzki well at 30

Rationing emotion is tough for Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but his career -- one that has been affected by injuries in recent seasons -- has taught him that long-range cool is a necessity.


3/30/2015 | Butler exits start early with right shoulder fatigue

Rockies rotation candidate Eddie Butler left Monday's game against the A's with right shoulder fatigue, and he was scheduled to be evaluated later in the afternoon.


3/30/2015 | Weiss hopes struggling outfielders can bounce back

The spring slumps of Drew Stubbs and Brandon Barnes have been noticed by the coaching staff, and Rockies manager WaltWeiss is hoping the outfielders will turn it around in the final week of Spring Training as they prepare for Opening Day.


3/30/2015 | Brothers labors through third straight rough outing

Rex Brothers struggled for the third consecutive outing Monday in the Rockies' 11-2 loss to the A's at Hohokam Stadium. The left-handed reliever didn't allow a run in the eighth inning, but he continued his late Spring Training swoon.


3/30/2015 | Rockies' Betancourt on verge of return to Majors

Rafael Betancourt, who hasn't pitched in the Majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013, treats every spring as if he needs to earn a bullpen job regardless of his contract status.


3/30/2015 | Bullpen struggles after Butler exits game early

Rockies starter Eddie Butler was limited to one inning because of right shoulder fatigue and the bullpen couldn't contain the A's in an 11-2 loss on Monday at Hohokam Stadium.


3/29/2015 | Butler sees maturity as key to taking next step

Rockies right-hander Eddie Butler believes he has the stuff to pitch in the Majors, and he is intent on showing he can bridge the gap between stuff and success.


3/29/2015 | Gray hopes to turn negatives into positives

Rockies top prospect Jon Gray insisted Sunday that the groin soreness he experienced Saturday will not affect his next scheduled start. The young right-hander also hopes to learn from his poor outing.


3/28/2015 | Rox lefty De La Rosa not going to rush groin injury

Rockies left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, dealing with left groin tightness throughout the spring, graduated from playing catch to throwing long-toss Friday, with hopes of throwing a bullpen session next week.


3/28/2015 | Weiss: Important for Brothers to relax on mound

Rockies lefty reliever Rex Brothers' spring has taken a downward turn in his last two outings. Saturday, Brothers gave up two runs on one hit, one walk, a hit batter and a wild pitch in the Rockies' 18-4 loss to the Cubs. That performance followed a four-run, four-hit mess in two-thirds of an inning Thursday against the Rangers.


3/28/2015 | Gray confident he'll bounce back from rough outing

Just when it seemed safe to pencil top right-handed prospect Jon Gray into the Rockies' season-opening rotation, he turned in a short, rough start Saturday against the Cubs.


3/28/2015 | Rockies trim roster; decisions remain in 'pen, rotation

The race is on for possible jobs in the Rockies' bullpen and starting rotation. With the roster moves the Rockies announced Saturday morning, the bullpen is down to three pitchers seeking either one or two spots, depending on whether the Rockies go with five starting pitchers or four in the early regular-season days.


3/28/2015 | CarGo not concerned about left knee day after exit

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said the left knee soreness that forced him from Friday night's game was from fatigue. He doesn't anticipate any lasting issues.


3/28/2015 | Dickerson's early exit part of Rox day to forget vs. Cubs

Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson exited before the top of the third with lower back tightness but insisted it's not a big deal after Saturday's 18-4 loss to the Cubs.


3/28/2015 | Kendrick shows ability to battle through 'tough innings'

Kyle Kendrick has never been one to blow hitters away. There's a method to his pitching that involves putting the ball where it'll get hit -- but where it won't get hit hard.


3/28/2015 | Kendrick labors vs. Padres as Opening Day approaches

DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon had two hits apiece, and Kyle Kendrick allowed three earned runs in 4 ⅓ innings for the Rockies.


3/27/2015 | Gonzalez exits game vs. Padres with sore left knee

Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez was removed from Friday's game against the Padres because of soreness in his left knee. The club said the move was precautionary.


3/27/2015 | Rockies' rotation for first week coming into focus

Rockies manager Walt Weiss still isn't ready to divulge his full rotation for the start of the season. But the club's pitching plans over the next few days could be an indication.


3/27/2015 | After 'soul searching,' Barnes commits to new approach at plate

Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes tinkered with his swing in the offseason in hopes of cutting down on strikeouts and


3/27/2015 | Filling in admirably, Bettis aces audition

Chad Bettis acquitted himself well on Thursday in a fill-in start that may have served as another audition, giving up two runs and striking out four against three hits.


3/27/2015 | Rockies' rally falls short after Bettis' fine start

Chad Bettis allowed just two runs, on a Leonys Martin homer, but the Rockies were held off the board until the ninth, when a rally fell short in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers.


3/26/2015 | Weiss: Roster decisions to be based on early games

"Whatever roster we break with is probably going to be intact for the first 10 days," said Colorado skipper Walt Weiss.


3/26/2015 | Oberg, Roberts taking every opportunity to impress

Unless there is a dramatic onslaught of injuries to the expected bullpen members, it's doubtful that either Scott Oberg or Ken Roberts will break camp with the club. But each outing is a chance to impress, which could make them candidates for in-season callups.


3/26/2015 | Move to 'pen has been the difference for Friedrich

Christian Friedrich is rounding into the form the Rockies unlocked last season, when they moved him to the bullpen.


3/25/2015 | Rockies send Kahnle to Minor League camp

Right-hander Tommy Kahnle has been optioned by the Colorado Rockies to Minor League camp, the club announced Wednesday after defeating the Giants, 5-2, at Salt River Fields.




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