Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Matzek’s comeback, minors news, more

DENVER, CO - APRIL 21: Starting pitcher delivers to home plate during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 21, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 21: Starting pitcher delivers to home plate during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 21, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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It may be quiet with the Colorado Rockies and free agency or trades, but there are still a few interesting facts out there when it comes to current and former Rockies.

First and foremost, a huge thumbs up and “go get ’em” to former Colorado Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek, who is working to restart his career after he was granted free agency from the Rockies in November of 2016 while trying to right himself, mentally and physically. The former first-round draft pick by the Rockies has reportedly signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks after pitching in independent ball last season.

Matzek last appeared in a Major League game in 2015, throwing just five starts for the Rockies before being optioned to Triple-A and then placed on the temporarily inactive list.

Speaking of the minors, the Lancaster JetHawks, the Class A California League affiliate of the Rockies, announced their 2019 coaching staff yesterday.In the biggest change among Lancaster coaches, Scott Little will now manage the team after spending the last two seasons with Class A short season Boise.

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On another note, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post caught up with DJ LeMahieu and talked to him about his move from the Rockies to the New York Yankees. It’s a very interesting interview (click here to read it) that is well worth your time.

One of the best quotes from the article…

"“I like to think I play with a chip on my shoulder,” LeMahieu said. “So I will definitely have a chip on my shoulder going into this year.”"

That includes certainly when the Rockies visit the Yankees just after the All-Star break.

And, wrapping up, in very, very important news … Ryan McMahon and Yency Almonte both had Chipotle on their minds on Tuesday. McMahon made sure everyone knew his allegiance to the fast food chain while Almonte wasn’t exactly thrilled with the presentation of his food.

Next. What DJ's departure means for the Rockies and Yankees. dark

Maybe McMahon can save the day for Chipotle and convince Almonte to give it another try.

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