2/27/2015 | Prolific base-stealer Pierre retires after 14-year career
Juan Pierre, the catalyst of the Marlins' 2003 World Series title team and one of the most prolific base stealers of his generation, has announce his retirement. The 37-year-old speedster is walking away from the game after an impressive 14-year career.
2/27/2015 | Rockies leaders to take questions from fans on Monday
The Rockies began full-squad workouts on Friday, but how is the team really looking? Rockies fans have a chance to find out, with answers coming from the club's leadership on Monday at noon during a special Tweet 20.
2/27/2015 | Tulo to bring Children's Hospital patients to Spring Training
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will underwrite an all-expense paid trip to Spring Training for more than 20 patients of Children's Hospital Colorado's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
2/27/2015 | Bettis sets sights on starting rotation with Rockies
Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis won a bullpen job last spring by striking out 11 and yielding just one run and four hits in 10 innings, but the success didn't carry to the regular season (0-2, 9.12 ERA in 21 games).
2/27/2015 | Lyles believes time off last year can help in '15
Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles hopes his unlucky break last year propels him forward this year.
2/27/2015 | Rockies' Foster takes personal approach
New pitching coach Steve Foster visited Rockies players at their offseason homes to get to know them on a more personal level before camp.
2/26/2015 | Dickerson striving for more plate discipline
Corey Dickerson hit .312 with a .364 on-base percentage, a team-high 24 home runs and 76 RBIs in 131 games last season. Part of his appeal is the ability to do damage to pitches out of the strike zone.
2/26/2015 | Rockies embracing Coors Field advantage
Coors Field can be intimidating for pitchers, but the Rockies familiarity with the hitters' park is the single greatest home-field advantage in Major League Baseball.
2/26/2015 | Prospect Gray shows off highly touted velocity
During the regular season last year, Jon Gray managed a solid Double-A season (10-5, 3.91 ERA) despite diminishing fastball speed -- low to mid 90s, rather than mid to upper 90s, with an occasional 100 -- because of shoulder fatigue.
2/25/2015 | Descalso brings postseason experience, intangibles
Descalso, 28, spent the last five seasons with the Cardinals, and had postseason playing time the last four. The Rockies signed him to a two-year, $3.6 million contract to have someone who knew winning.
2/25/2015 | Shortstop prospect Story learns valuable lesson from Tulo
This is the introductory Major League camp for 22-year-old Rockies' shortstop prospect Trevor Story, who trained last year with Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
2/25/2015 | Matzek ready to test new strategy in second season
Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek finished his rookie year 6-11 with a 4.05 ERA in 20 starts after being called up in May, but went 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA in his final six starts.
2/24/2015 | Rockies' closer role to evolve with Hawkins at helm
Rockies manager Walt Weiss believes it's smart to be ready to help 42-year-old LaTroy Hawkins with reinforcements if fatigue is an issue this season.
2/24/2015 | 'Nothing is given': Kahnle aims to secure spot in 'pen with big spring
Colorado's Tommy Kahnle trusts that the experience of making the Rockies' bullpen last spring as a Rule 5 pick will help him this year, as plenty of competitors are in camp aiming to wrest a spot on the team.
2/24/2015 | Weiss, Rockies react to new pace-of-play rules
Rockies manager Walt Weiss welcomed MLB's effort to quicken the process of instant-replay challenges, but some players are concerned about the new rules designed to speed up at-bats.
2/23/2015 | Tulo intent on being healthy, staying on field
Done with his first day of batting practice, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki leaned into a gentle stretch. "So, who got Camper of the Day?" Tulowitzki said with a hopeful smile. "I'll take that today."
2/23/2015 | Kendrick, Rockies see good fits in each other
Even before signing with the Rockies this past offseason, right-handed pitcher Kyle Kendrick saw a team that fit his style.
2/23/2015 | Rockies could be looking at four-man bench
In his third year as Rockies manager, Walt Weiss is comfortable with a roster structure that regularly calls for 13 pitchers. That means a four-man bench.
2/23/2015 | Power arms Diaz, Rondon have chance to impress Rox
Right-hander Jairo Diaz was so shocked at being called up to the Angels from Double-A last September, "I cried." As for righty Jorge Rondon, he struck out 51 in 62 1/3 innings at Triple-A, but the Cardinals called him up for all of one game -- a crying shame. But both are all smiles in Rockies camp.
2/22/2015 | Versatility key to getting Rosario's bat in Rockies' lineup
The beginning of Spring Training is already a workload for catchers, who have to be there for large numbers of pitchers. Duty will double for Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario when the rest of the roster begins working out Friday, since he will resume his crash course in playing first base. But it's good to remember why: it's all to give him opportunities to hit.
2/22/2015 | Logan looking to make up for lost time with Rockies
Left-handed reliever Boone Logan plans to introduce his true self to the Rockies in 2015. Before last season, the Rockies signed Logan to the biggest contract they've ever given a reliever, three years, $16.5 million. But Logan went to the disabled list four times -- three times with elbow issues, once with a digestive ailment. The season (2-3, 6.84 ERA in 35 games) ended in September with a surgery to shave a bone spur in the elbow.
2/22/2015 | Rockies' Friedrich finds success in simplicity
Left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich is a smart guy, quite analytical. But the Rockies and Friedrich found that turning off his brain was the key to success.
2/21/2015 | Chacin retools offseason routine in hopes of healthy 2015
The Rockies didn't see nearly enough of right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin last season -- just 11 starts (1-7, 5.40 ERA) because of rotator cuff and labrum damage. So they rarely let him out of their sight this winter.
2/21/2015 | Brothers leaner, eager to bounce back for Rockies
Rockies lefty reliever Rex Brothers hasn't forgotten a forgettable 2014 season. After 19 saves and a 1.74 ERA in 2013, when forced into the closer role because of Rafael Betancourt's right elbow injury, Brothers saw his ERA inflate to 5.59 in 2014.
2/21/2015 | Hawkins taking final Spring Training in stride
Right-handed closer LaTroy Hawkins has experienced almost everything Spring Training has to offer. After all, Saturday's first workout of Rockies pitchers and catchers began his 24th professional spring and 21st Major League camp.
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