After a last-minute roster addition, the Colorado Rockies have officially announced their Opening Day 26-man roster.
The Rockies are scheduled to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers to open the 2021 season at Coors Field at 2:10 p.m. (Mountain time) on Thursday, April 1. Beginning a four-game series with the defending World Champion Dodgers, the Rockies will carry 14 pitchers and 12 position players into the matchup.
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That roster includes Jhoulys Chacín, who went from throwing long toss in front of the Rockies coaching staff on Wednesday to becoming part of the roster officially on Thursday morning, just hours before the Rockies take the field. The 33-year-old right-hander last pitched for the Rockies during the 2014 campaign, capping a six-year run with the franchise. In his time with the Rockies, he has a 38-48 record and 3.78 ERA.
To make room for Chacín on the 40-man roster, the Rockies have designated relief pitcher Jairo Diaz for assignment. We talked about the recent struggles for Diaz and predicted he might lose his roster spot in this article.
Here is the Colorado Rockies Opening Day roster
Right-handed pitchers (12): Yency Almonte, Daniel Bard, Jhoulys Chacín, Carlos Estévez, Mychal Givens, Chi Chi González, Jon Gray, Tyler Kinley, Germán Márquez, Antonio Senzatela, Jordan Sheffield, Robert Stephenson
Left-handed pitchers (2): Ben Bowden, Austin Gomber
Catchers (2): Elias Díaz, Dom Nuñez
Infielders (4): C.J. Cron, Josh Fuentes, Ryan McMahon, Trevor Story
Outfielders (4): Charlie Blackmon, Yonathan Daza, Sam Hilliard, Raimel Tapia
Infielder/Outfielders (2): Garrett Hampson, Chris Owings
Additionally, pitcher Kyle Freeland (shoulder strain) and infielder Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) will start the season on the 10-day injured list. Pitchers Peter Lambert (Tommy John surgery) and Scott Oberg (blood clots) will start the season on the 60-day injured list.
Colorado has a full 40-man roster heading into Thursday’s opener, which you can watch on MLB.tv, ESPN, fuboTV, or AT&T SportsNet. You can listen to the Rockies through the MLB app or directly on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM, the radio home of the Colorado Rockies.