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  1. Rockies manager Walt Weiss officially names Tommy Kahnle the closer

    Aug 8, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Tommy Kahnle

    Tommy Kahnle will be the fourth different “official” closer for the Rockies this season.

  2. Rockies take John Axford out of the closer’s role

    Jul 31, 2015, 11:55 PM EDT

    John Axford

    John Axford has allowed runs in five consecutive appearances, blowing four saves. He’s out as the Rockies’ closer for now.

  3. The Tigers have inquired about John Axford

    Jul 19, 2015, 11:50 PM EDT

    John Axford

    The Tigers are looking at John Axford as a potential upgrade for their bullpen, but they may not decide to buy after falling below .500 on Sunday.

  4. Homer Bailey underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday

    May 8, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey

    Homer Bailey had Tommy John surgery on Friday, which will likely keep him out until midseason in 2016.

  5. Adam Ottavino undergoes Tommy John surgery

    May 7, 2015, 6:28 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Ottavino’s season is over and he figures to be sidelined through the early part of 2016.

  6. Rockies closer Adam Ottavino needs Tommy John surgery

    May 4, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Ottavino finishes the season with a 0.00 ERA and 13/2 K/BB ratio in 10 innings.

  7. Rockies place closer Adam Ottavino on disabled list with triceps inflammation

    Apr 27, 2015, 7:20 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Adam Ottavino was just named as the Rockies closer two weeks ago, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with right triceps inflammation.

  8. LaTroy Hawkins lands on disabled list with biceps injury

    Apr 22, 2015, 11:47 PM EDT

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    LaTroy Hawkins lost his hold on the Rockies’ ninth-inning job last week to Adam Ottavino and now his 2015 season continues to spiral in an ugly direction.

  9. Adam Ottavino is the Rockies’ new closer

    Apr 15, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Adam Ottavino AP

    Ottavino picked up his first save of the season Tuesday night, striking out all three batters he faced against the Giants.

  10. The Rockies have removed LaTroy Hawkins from the closer role

    Apr 13, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    He has blown two saves in three appearances.

  11. Adam Ottavino credits FanGraphs for change in approach

    Feb 13, 2015, 8:48 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Adam Ottavino is one of a growing number of pitchers who rely on Sabermetric analysis sites like FanGraphs to make adjustments.

  12. Rockies and Adam Ottavino avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 26, 2015, 11:05 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino AP

    Ottavino has quietly been very effective since joining the Rockies in 2012, posting a 3.60 ERA over 179 relief appearances while averaging 9.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9.

  13. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain

    Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.

  14. Fun with roster construction, starring the Colorado Rockies

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    The Rockies may have the most interesting and unintentionally hilarious roster going into Opening Day. They’ll carry 14 pitchers, including two that are injured (Jhoulys Chacin and Boone Logan, who don’t count against the 25-man limit), as well as two catchers, only five infielders, and six (six!) outfielders. The rotation will include Jorge De La…

  15. Report: Rockies acquire Brett Anderson from Athletics

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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    4:32 p.m. EST update: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Rockies are acquiring Anderson from the A’s in return for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and right-hander Chris Jensen. Anderson’s addition will likely leave Juan Nicasio and Jordan Lyles battling for one spot in Colorado’s rotation. The A’s still have six starters without him, a total…

  16. Jim Tracy, Rockies players visit the Aurora shooting victims

    Jul 27, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

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    The Rockies did a good thing: After playing a game in Phoenix on Wednesday night, the Rockies arrived in Denver at about 3 a.m. Thursday. On the message board inside the clubhouse, a notice was posted asking for volunteers to meet with victims at the hospital. Jim Tracy and 11 players showed up to visit…

  17. Rockies go radical: Four-man rotation, 75-pitch limit

    Jun 19, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    Jim Tracy

    If there was ever a team that should be trying something different, it’s the 2012 Rockies with their 25-40 record and their 6.28 starter’s ERA. Still, this doesn’t seem like a great idea. Manager Jim Tracy revealed this afternoon that he plans to go with a four-man rotation and limit all of his starters to…

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