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The Colorado Rockies will option starting pitcher Jeff Francis to Triple-A prior to Thursday’s game. Roy Oswalt will be called up on Thursday and assume the roster and rotation spot of Francis.
Francis will have the option of choosing to become a free agent rather then report to Colorado Springs.
Interest from other teams should be thin as Francis has struggled with a 6.58 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP this year.
Oswalt made has made five starts for Double-A Tulsa compiling a 2.16 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP in 33 1/3 innings of work.
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The Rockies are a better team if Jeff Francis is part of the pastnot a part of the future.This Colorado Rockies lost their best player last week. However, that didn't stop them from finishing the week just one-half game out of first place.The prevailing feeling among Rockies fans is cautious optimism. Everyone wants to believe that the team that was 1/2 a game out of first place...
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The NL continues to be the most surprising division in baseball. The Dodgers, who have recently adopted a Yankee-style mentality, were heavy favorites to run away with the division, and they are barely walking. The defending World Series Champion Giants would snatch up one of the two NL Wild Card spots and the D-Backs, Padres and Rockies would serve as speed bumps...
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Troy Renck of the Denver Post confirmed the expectations that Oswalt...
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Colorado at Washington, 19:05 ET
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Colorado at Washington, 19:05 ET
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to alert the reader to how veteran right-hander Roy Oswalt is making his debut...
The Colorado Rockies have officially announced that Roy Oswalt will start on Thursday against the Washington Nationals, marking both the 2013 season debut for Oswalt.After signing a minor league contract with Colorado on May 2, Oswalt has been dominant in his time at Double-A Tulsa. In five starts with the Tulsa Drillers, Oswalt has posted a 3-2 record and 2.16 ERA along with a 25...
The New York Mets have traded right-hander Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Eric Young Jr.
The Mets announced the deal Tuesday night after sweeping a doubleheader at Atlanta. New York designated outfielder Collin Cowgill for assignment.
Young hit .242 with one home run, six RBI and eight stolen bases in 57 games this season before Colorado designated him for...
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The New York Mets have acquired Eric Young in a trade with the Colorado Rockies. Young was sent to the Mets in exchange for pitcher Collin McHugh.
While with the Rockies the speedy Young hit just .242/.290/.352 over 57 games.
In order to make room for Young on the roster the Mets designated outfielder Colin Cowgill for assignment. The Mets figure to offer Young...
The Washington Nationals (35-36) will get another crack at the Colorado Rockies (37-36) in a four-game home series after just winning a series over them last week in Colorado.
This series will beginning a sequence of 17 games of which only three will be played away from Washington. The Nationals will certainly welcome this homecoming, as they have spent more time on the...
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The Colorado Rockies are near the top of the NL West despite a struggling rotation.
He may be past his prime, but the Rockies are hoping Roy Oswalt can give the pitching staff a lift when he makes his season debut in the opener of a four-game series with the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Colorado (37-36) signed the 35-year-old Oswalt to a minor league contract May 2,...