The Colorado Rockies are finally playing spring baseball. With an 11-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks their Cactus League schedule is underway.
Position battles linger, some trade rumors remain, but now the team is more than a hypothetical. We get to actually see what this team looks like on the field, even if spring games are not overly competitive.
Here’s what else is happening in terms of Rockies news this weekend:
Lefty Boone Logan, the former Yankee who signed a three-year, $16.5 deal to join the Rockies as a late-inning reliever, still has not thrown a bullpen session in spring training. He had surgery to remove bone chips and a bone spur from his elbow in October.
‘I’m just long tossing right now,’ he said Saturday morning. ‘I hope to throw a bullpen early next week.’
Asked if he would be ready to go by the regular-season opener, Logan said, ‘Absolutely.’
Rosell Herrera hopped back on the prospect radar last season after a disappointing 2012 campaign, as the projectable switch-hitter led the Low-A South Atlantic League in batting average (.343) and ranked third in OPS (.933). Overall, the 21-year-old batted .343/.419/.515 with 49 extra-base hits, 21 stolen bases and a 96-61 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 546 plate appearances.”
From Patrick Saunders (via Twitter)
#Rockies Drew Stubbs says he’s feeling fine today. Expects to play Sunday
— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) March 1, 2014
From the Colorado Rockies Twitter feed
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) March 1, 2014
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