Colorado Rockies: Two more names come off the 40-man roster

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 11: Yonder Alonso #13 of the Colorado Rockies looks skyward after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park August 11, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 11: Yonder Alonso #13 of the Colorado Rockies looks skyward after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park August 11, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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As expected, two members of the 2019 Colorado Rockies became free agents once the World Series officially came to a close.

Catcher Drew Butera and first baseman Yonder Alonso added veteran presences to the Colorado Rockies roster in 2019 and both are now free agents. With those transactions, as well as the five made by the Rockies earlier in the week, Colorado has 34 players on its 40-man roster.

More moves will need to be made by the Rockies, including reinstating pitchers Jon Gray and Scott Oberg and infielder Brendan Rodgers from the 60-day injured list, as the 40-man roster continues to shift and evolve with Colorado’s goal of once again reaching the postseason in mind.

After being signed as a free agent by the Rockies on July 10, the 32-year-old Alonso had just 84 plate appearances in 54 games, finishing with a .260/.357/.479 slash line and three home runs with 10 RBI. Signed as a potential option for power off the bench, Alonso never got the chance to fully slide into that role, gathering just 18 plate appearances in September as Colorado focused on its younger players, including Josh Fuentes getting eight games in at first base after being recalled on September 3.

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Butera, in his second stint with the Rockies, saw action in just 16 games and totaling 49 plate appearances. He provided depth at Triple-A Albuquerque after going 3-for-17 in limited duty in April and early May before being designated for assignment by the Rockies on May 3 and outrighted on May 6.

In all, Butera went 7-for-43 with the Rockies this season with no homers and a trio of RBI. In addition to his 14 games behind the plate, he also saw action in three games at first base.

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Colorado currently has two catchers on the 40-man roster in Tony Wolters and Dom Nunez.

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