Colorado Rockies Rundown: Hello Morneau, Bye Bye McBride, And More

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Jul 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; National League infielder J. Morneau (33) of the Colorado Rockies holds his daughter before the 2014 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Your morning rundown — news, notes, analysis, and more — on the biggest stories surrounding the Colorado Rockies for this Saturday, September 5, 2015.

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The Colorado Rockies are making roster moves aplenty this month, and it’s not just September call-ups that are involved!

Three important veterans are finally off the disabled list, after Boone Logan and Kyle Kendrick returned to the active roster earlier this week, and the Rockies’ veteran first baseman now joins those ranks of needed, experienced players now back with the club.

There’s more to it than just that today, so let’s cover it all; here’s what’s going down in today’s edition of the rundown:

  • Justin Morneau has returned from the disabled list! To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Matt McBride has been designated for assignment.
  • Rafael Ynoa has been recalled from AAA Albuquerque, giving the Rockies another utility middle infielder who can switch hit to go along with Cristhian Adames.
  • Carlos Gonzalez is still really good, and we’ve got even more numbers to prove it.
  • Jeff Bridich appears on MLB Trade Rumors’ podcast to talk about the Rockies’ direction under his tutelage.
  • The Colorado Rockies may not be as bad at base running as we all would like to believe.
  • Beer! We touch on the Colorado Rockies’ Brew Fest.

Lots to discuss! Let’s cover today’s news and notes around the Colorado Rockies.

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