So where will the Colorado Rockies house their taxi squad?
If you don’t remember the 2020 rules, the Rockies will have additional players who are not on the active roster as part of a “taxi squad” that can be called upon in the event of an injury, positive COVID-19 test, or any other reason why someone on the active squad would need to be replaced.
Until today, we weren’t sure where that taxi squad would be based. We know now that Colorado’s taxi squad will have Albuquerque, site of Colorado’s Triple-A franchise, serve as its home base.
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While it is a six-hour drive between Albuquerque and Denver, Bridich didn’t seem to think that would be a problem. He also mentioned the team had undergone a vetting procedure for other potential sites, including the field where Colorado’s Triple-A team used to play in Colorado Springs (that is now the home of Milwaukee’s Rookie League team). However, with Colorado’s familiarity with Albuquerque and the setup at Isotopes Park, it made sense.
Bridich also said that the Rockies would likely be using the baseball facilities at Metropolitan State University in Denver during the spring training reboot.
"“Our plan is to have Metro State be a potential part of the three weeks of spring training 2.0,” Bridich said. “It will not serve as our taxi site but more as a second field that we can use to whatever degree per week that Buddy and our coaches feel it’s necessary.”"