Found August 06, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran catcher Wil Nieves and will be Miguel Montero's backup according to Steve Gilbert of Nieves was designated for assignment and later released by the Rockies last week. Nieves, 34, hit .298/.333/.404 with 1 HR, 5 RBI's and a 87 OPS+ in 51 plate appearances for the Rockies in 2012. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License Agreement.

D-backs place Blanco on DL, sign Nieves

The Diamondbacks lost more than a game Sunday, they lost catcher Henry Blanco for an extended period because of a sprained left thumb. Blanco suffered the injury when he tagged John Mayberry Jr. on a close play at the plate in the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss to Philadelphia, as Mayberry attempted to score the tying run from second base after an infield single by Domonic Brown and...

Rockies' Helton to have season-ending surgery

Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will undergo season-ending surgery to his shoulder and hip this week, reported. The surgery, which will repair a torn right labrum and damage in his hip, will take place on Friday, 10 days before his 39th birthday. Helton was on the 15-day disabled list after the All-Star break, and he has played six games since then. "...

Enough is enough, Colorado Rockies a major league embarrassment

Denver, CO. How does anyone explain the mess that is the 2012 Colorado Rockies? How have there been no major shakeups within the organization? Yes, pitching coach Bob Apodaca is no longer around, and yes GM Dan O’Dowd is reassigned or focusing more on the minor league system, or whatever they painted that maneuver out … Continue reading »The post Enough is enough, Colorado Rockies...

Exploring the Arsenal – Wade Miley

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...

Corbin, D-backs try to evens series vs. Pirates

Pittsburgh's Jeff Karstens hopes this start against the Arizona Diamondbacks goes better than his first. Based on how he's been pitching lately, his dominance at home and his previous success in the series, he would seemingly have better luck in the rematch. Karstens tries to win his fifth straight decision and help the Pirates move 17 games over .500 for the first time...

Rockies 2, Dodgers 0

Adam Ottavino gave up one hit in three innings of relief, a single that was the result of a reversed call, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Monday night. Ottavino (3-1) took over in the fifth inning for a tiring Drew Pomeranz. Carlos Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly in the first inning and rookie Jordan Pacheco added an RBI single in the third for the Rockies...

Diamondbacks release Lyle Overbay

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they have released veteran first baseman Lyle Overbay. The team designated Overbay for assignment last week. Overbay, 35, hit .292/.367/.448 with 2 HR's, 10 RBI's and a 114 OPS+ in 110 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks this season. Image by runneralan2004 under the Creative Commons License Agreement.

Vin Scully's 'No Blinking Way' School of Translation

Jerry Recco played this clip this morning on Boomer & Carton of LA Dodgers announcer Vin Scully translating Colorado Rockies Manager Jim Tracy. Tracy was ejected by 3B umpire Mike Everitt after... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Dodgers can't find offense in loss to Rockies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rockies rookie Jeff Rutledge drove in three runs and had three doubles among his career-high four hits, leading Colorado to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Josh Roenicke (4-0) pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the victory. The right-hander took over for Alex White, who threw 80 pitches in four innings and allowed one hit...

GIFcap: Paul Goldschmidt Found Out About Starling Marte’s Arm The Hard Way

About halfway to second, after he saw the path of the throw, you know he just wanted to turn around and head back to the dugout already

Giants 8, Rockies 3

DENVER -- Tim Lincecum continued his second-half resurgence Sunday for the Giants, who beat the free-falling Rockies 8-3 to sweep their three-game series. The Rockies finished a three-series homestand with a record of 1-8. It was Colorado's worst three-team homestand in franchise history and its second-worst overall; they went 0-7 in a two-team homestand last season. The...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Game 109

Huge win last night.  Mostly because of the start by Bedard.  What a start, eh?   First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-A   Patrick Corbin, LHP (23) Yeah, you saw that right. Another lefty. The Diamondbacks seem to be overflowing with lefties. Hell the Pirates are slated to see [...]
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