Tigers deal Rangers' catching options a hit - for short term

In the short-term, the Rangers lost out on one attractive fill-in catcher Tuesday when Detroit called Bobby Wilson to the majors to replace injured James McCann.In the longer-term -- maybe two to four weeks -- it may be easier to add Wilson if the Rangers feel the catching situation is still shaky.McCann suffered a Grade 2 right ankle sprain Monday, creating the need for Wilson....
Via SportsDay
19 days ago

Rangers still trying to figure out logistics of backup catcher situation

While W.T. White's Bryan Holaday will arrive on Thursday to assume the backup catching duties, the Rangers still have a bit of a conundrum to work through.Holaday is expected to eventually displace Chris Gimenez from the major league roster, but Gimenez is first dealing with an infection in his left ankle that has kept him off the field for the last four days. It is possible he...
Via SportsDay
March 30, 2016

Beltre's contract among issues leaving camp

The Rangers leave Arizona on Wednesday with the future of some players still in doubt. That group ranges from the short-term of catchers Chris Gimenez and Michael McKenry to the long-term of Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland.
Via Rangers.com
March 30, 2016

Desmond doubles in Rangers' debut, plays left

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ian Desmond did not have any chances in his first game in left field and hit a seventh-inning double for the Texas Rangers in a 3-3 tie against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.Desmond was the Washington Nationals starting shortstop and has made just two outfield appearances in his big league career, one game each in 2009 and 2010. Still searching for a team...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates making moves behind the plate

The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to begin extension talks with starting catcher Francisco Cervelli, but that has not stopped them from making other backstop moves this week. Former first round pick Tony Sanchez was released by the team on Wednesday and backup catcher Chris Stewart signed a two-year extension Thursday. Sanchez was taken fourth overall by the Pirates in 2009, and was...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

This Offseason’s Best Non-Tender Pickups

Last year was the worst year for shopping in the non-tender market since 2007. No player that was non-tendered after the 2014 season was worth even a win in 2015, which hasn’t happened since MLBTradeRumors started tracking non-tenders with their handy tool. Before we consider it a trend, remember that the year before was the best year for non-tender shopping over the same time...
Via Fangraphs
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking The Rockies: 25 Michael Mckenry

  We at BSN Denver are running a series where we rank how valuable each of the Colorado Rockies’ 51 players was to the team in 2015. Value was calculated by statistics, viewing, and how memorable each player’s contributions were. The rankings will be from last to first, you may view the full rankings (here) Player: Michael McKenry Stats: 58 G, 152 PA, .205 AVG, .329 OBP...
Via BSN Denver
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Down on the farm: Colorado Rockies prospect profile Tom Murphy

A couple of Rockies fans might be scratching their head over why Michael McKenry was waived by the Rockies last week and declared a free agent. McKenry is a solid backup catcher and one that any team would welcome having. He was let go because of Tom Murphy and to a lesser extent Dustin Garneau. Garneau profiles as a backup catcher, which to any team is valuable. But Tom Murphy...
Via BSN Denver
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday On The Rox: Strange Occurrences

  “Friday On The Rox” is BSN Denver’s weekly highlights from baseball, and other stuff! It’s our favorite links, articles, gifs, Vines, stories, pictures, tweets, or really anything that we like that we saw in the world from the week. Of course, we’ll make it Rockies-centric. This past Saturday South Carolina’s home football game against LSU was moved to Baton Rouge...
Via BSN Denver
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies remove several from roster, lose Brown

  The Colorado Rockies made four roster moves today regarding their 40-man roster. Most notably right-handed reliever Brooks Brown was claimed off of waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The other three moves had the Rockies outrighting catcher Michael McKenry, and right-handed relievers Simon Castro, and Gonzalez Germen to Albuquerque. If you are unfamiliar with outrighting...
Via BSN Denver
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies catcher Michael McKenry out for season with knee injury

A knee injury will force Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry to cut his season short. The Rockies announced on Wednesday that they had placed McKenry on the 60-day disabled list for a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. McKenry, who was bounced back and forth from the minors to the Rockies' major-league club this season, was hitting .205/.329/.402 with four home runs and...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

McKenry needs knee surgery, Rockies call up catcher Garneau

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have called up catcher Dustin Garneau from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace catcher Michael McKenry, who needs surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season. The Rockies placed McKenry on the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Garneau, who is making his first appearance on a major league roster,...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Rusin delivers a complete game shutout in Colorado Rockies victory

  Chris Rusin grabbed the ball from catcher Michael McKenry as they slapped hands after the game. He tucked the ball into his back pocket before getting in line to slap hands with his teammates. The keepsake commemorates Rusin’s complete-game shutout of the San Diego Padres. It also marks an exclamation point on the season that Rusin has had, coming out of nowhere, to be a strong...
Via BSN Denver
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

McKenry’s walk-off helps Colorado Rockies avoid the sweep

  It just doesn’t have the same feel to it. When the Colorado Rockies were jumping up and down with Michael McKenry, who hit his first-ever walk-off home run in the 11th inning on Wednesday to give the Rockies a 7-5 victory, the celebration rang hollow. Don’t blame McKenry, and don’t blame the Rockies. They showed a ton of fight in their come-from-behind victory that could...
Via BSN Denver
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

McKenry's homer in the 11th lifts Rockies past Mariners 7-5.

DENVER (AP) Michael McKenry hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday. McKenry ended the 4-hour, 7-minute game when he hit Mayckol Gauipe's 2-2 curveball into the left-field seats for his fourth home run of the season. It was McKenry's first walk-off hit in his career. Nelson Cruz...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies catcher Michael McKenry dealing with fluid in knee

Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry is usually behind the dish when Jorge De La Rosa starts, which made his absence from the lineup during La Rosa's start on Wednesday puzzling. Manager Walt Weiss revealed that McKenry has been dealing with a knee injury that prevented him from catching on Wednesday. "Mack is a little nicked up right now," Weiss said, per the Denver Post. "He...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockies assist grounds crew in taming wind-blown tarp

By Jason Rowan For the second time this week, a grounds crew at an MLB ballpark faced the wrath of Mother Nature as they attempted to drag a tarp over the infield during inclement weather. First, it was the crew at PNC Park who couldn’t tame a wind-blown tarp during a rainstorm. On Thursday night, it was the grounds grew at Coors Field’s turn during a game between the hometown...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Inconsistent De La Rosa appears, keeps D-backs from breakeven

PHOENIX -- Three De La Rosas took the mound at Chase Field on Sunday. Jorge started for the Rockies and then there was Good Rubby and Bad Rubby for the Diamondbacks. The right-hander has ebbed from tantalizingly dominant to frustratingly inconsistent both this season and throughout most of his young career. All of that was on display in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Rockies that again...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Five run 8th, Nolan Arenado homer propel Colorado Rockies

  Everyone associated with the Colorado Rockies, including their fans, held their collective breath in the top of the 6th inning. Nolan Arenado, racing in to catch a foul ball near the plate, collided with catcher Michael McKenry, knocking his face against the catcher’s helmet and dropping to the ground. He laid on the ground, only getting up to his knees before slowly heading...
Via BSN Denver
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies answer the call, fight back and walk-off with win

  The Colorado Rockies showed growth on Wednesday night (and into Thursday morning) at Coors Field. After scoring three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning, they reversed the script on the Los Angeles Dodgers and sent the faithful Rockies fans home with a 7-6 win on a Nolan Arenado sacrifice fly with the bases loaded. Chad Bettis gave the Rockies six solid innings of baseball,...
Via BSN Denver
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

De La Rosa leads Rockies over Dodgers in doubleheader opener

DENVER (AP) Jorge De La Rosa threw six solid innings with a healing cut on his middle finger, Michael McKenry homered and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday. The game was a makeup of a rainout on May 9. De La Rosa (2-2) had his start pushed back twice because of a cut he got from the seams on a baseball. The lefty allowed...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler leads Rockies to 5-2 win over slumping Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nolan Arenado, Michael McKenry and Ben Paulsen each homered Saturday, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 victory over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies. Billy Butler (3-5) tied his career high by going six innings, allowing one run and four hits. He struck out three and walked one in an emergency start, helping the Rockies win for the sixth time in seven games...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Casey McGehee Experiment is Over in San Francisco

  Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry, left, applies the tag to put out San Francisco Giants’ Casey McGehee at home plate during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The Casey McGehee era lasted all of 44 games in San Francisco and on Sunday afternoon the Giants officially ended the...
Via The Sports Journal
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies end Giants’ streak, teams split doubleheader

After an eventful day at Coors Field, which featured two rain delays, the Rockies beat the Giants 5-3 to end the Giants eight-game winning streak and salvage a split in the doubleheader. After the first game of the doubleheader, another thunderstorm came through Denver, which led to a 57-minute rain delay and a 9:07 p.m. start. Yusmeiro Petit made his first start of the season against...
Via BaySportsNet
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies win one, lose one in long day at Coors Field

  Everyone in Colorado is sick of the rain. Anyone whose job is at Coors Field has to be dreaming of a vacation to the desert. On Saturday at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies finished their doubleheader with the San Francisco Giants at 11:52 pm, picking up a victory on the back-end of the twin bill. The two games couldn’t have been any different. The first was a typical Coors...
Via BSN Denver
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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