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Rox Pile Jun 23, 2018

Colorado Rockies Roster Move: Pat Valaika BACK

DENVER—The Colorado Rockies forwent their nine-man bullpen on Saturday, optioning the recently called-up right-hadned reliever Yency Almonte to Triple-A Albuquerque. The corresponding roster move was to recall infielder Pat Valaika. The 25-year-old will be making his third stint on the Rockies’ active roster this season. He was sent down on May 26. Since he has batted .211 […] Colorado Rockies Roster Move: Pat Valaika BACK - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Jun 18, 2018
Rockies minor-league affiliates involved in high scoring weekend games

Rockies minor-league affiliates involved in high scoring weekend games

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from June 15-17, 2018. It was quite the weekend for the Rockies affiliates, where many games ended in football scores. All 8 teams combined for 142 runs to their opponents’ 121. Many prospects had excellent weekend series, but major-league utility man Pat Valaika probably had the best weekend of all. He went 7-for-12 in three games, including two homers and a triple. Many of those came on Sunday night, where he went 2-for-5 with three runs, a triple, a grand slam, and six RBI. He got some help on the bases from Raimel...
Purple Row Jun 11, 2018
Rockies prospect Tom Murphy hits his 16th dinger in Isotopes victory

Rockies prospect Tom Murphy hits his 16th dinger in Isotopes victory

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Sunday, June 10, 2018. With the Albuquerque Isotopes and Omaha Storm Chasers tied at six in the ninth inning, catcher Tom Murphy (no. 11 PuRP) hit a two-run home run in the top of the inning to break it up and give the Isotopes another victory. It was his sixteenth homer of the year. His teammate Pat Valaika caused the 6-6 tie in the top of the eighth inning, where he hit his third home run of the season - a solo shot. Garrett Hampson (no. 9 PuRP) and Jordan Patterson (no. 14 PuRP) didn’t hit home runs, but they...
Purple Row May 27, 2018
Sunday Rockpile: Ryan McMahon called upon to rejuvenate struggling offense

Sunday Rockpile: Ryan McMahon called upon to rejuvenate struggling offense

Rockies news and links for Sunday, May 27, 2018 Rockies call up Ryan McMahon, option Pat Valaika | Purple Row Prior to Saturday’s matchup against the Reds, the Rockies called up infielder Ryan McMahon (previously of the first base variety) to fill in for DJ LeMahieu, who is currently on the DL, at second base. To make room on he 25-man roster, Pat Valaika — who has struggled mightily this season — was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. But what does it all mean? Is Ryan our starting 2B now? Will he have the opportunity to win the 1B job again? Are the Rockies desperate for offensive...
Purple Row May 26, 2018
Rockies call up Ryan McMahon, option Pat Valaika

Rockies call up Ryan McMahon, option Pat Valaika

McMahon will start at second base for the Rockies Saturday night The Rockies have called infielder Ryan McMahon up to the big club. He’ll replace the struggling Pat Valaika on the roster. With DJ LeMahieu still on the shelf, and with the backup options leaving a lot to be desired, the Rockies are calling on one of their top prospects. Purple Row’s Samantha Bradfield suggested last week that McMahon could be a viable option at second base, and it looks like the Rockies are going to give it a shot, at least for one game. We shouldn’t read too much into this move, but a few different...
The Denver Post May 26, 2018
Ryan McMahon called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to play second base; Pat Valaika optioned again

Ryan McMahon called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to play second base; Pat Valaika optioned again

Ahead of Saturday night's game against Cincinnati at Coors Field, the Rockies recalled Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque, and the 23-year-old will immediately start at second base.

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