Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:04:49 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Drew Stubbs (throat) has not played the last two days due to an esophagus condition. However, he said he could have played Friday, Feb. 28, if needed. He's dealing with eosinophilic esophagitis, and the symptoms include heartburn, food being trapped and difficulty swallowing. Stubbs was treated at a hospital Wednesday, Feb. 26, but he has been building strength the last few days.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:35:27 -0800
Colorado Rockies OFs Drew Stubbs, Corey Dickerson and Brandon Barnes will compete for the starting center field job during spring training.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:53:27 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said the plan is still for OF Carlos Gonzalez to play center field this season, but he could change his mind. Whatever decision that is made will be final. "We have options, and it's smart for the manager to know he can count on his players," Gonzalez said. "I'm ready to play center field or left field, wherever they need me. When they traded Dexter to Houston, that was their best option. But now we have more depth, plus Drew Stubbs, who is a pure center fielder. It's good."
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:02:03 -0800
The Cincinnati Reds tried to use OF Drew Stubbs as their leadoff man early in his career, but his high strikeout rate scuttled the experiment. He is now with the Colorado Rockies, and is considered a candidate for the leadoff spot. However, manager Walt Weiss said he likely sees him down the down a bit. "I wouldn't say I rule it out, but on the surface, when I look at the club, I probably see him right after the middle of the order, somewhere down there," Weiss said Monday, Feb. 17.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:00:13 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday, Feb. 17, that OF Carlos Gonzalez could remain in left field after the team acquired OF Drew Stubbs, who is a center fielder by trade. For now, Gonzalez is in center field, but Weiss said he reserves the right to change his mind. He said Gonzalez will not go back and forth. "We've got him in center right now. That's the plan. We have a lot of options in the outfield. We have a lot of flexibility. We have a lot of good players competing out there. We have a lot of options in center field. I understand that," Weiss said.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:44:17 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Corey Dickerson will compete with fellow left-handed batter OF Charlie Blackmon for at-bats and starts in the outfield. The Rockies also brought in OF Drew Stubbs, who is under a one-year, $4.1 million contract, so the team is likely to try and find playing time for him. The team also added OF Brandon Barnes during the offseason, and he was the starting center field for much of last season for the Houston Astros. Many of the available at-bats are likely to come from the leadoff spot.
Fantasy Tip: Whomever emerges at the top of Colorado's lineup will be a useful fantasy option, as they'll be tapping the plate frequently after being knocked around by the likes of Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki in the middle of the lineup.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:02:14 -0800
The winner of the left field competition for the Colorado Rockies this spring is likely to hit leadoff. Those candidates include OFs Charlie Blackmon, Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs. If Blackmon or Stubbs win the job, OF Carlos Gonzalez could be moved back to left field.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:15:09 -0800
The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration with OF Drew Stubbs Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million deal.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:20:41 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have traded OF Drew Stubbs to the Colorado Rockies. It is not known what the Indians will receive in return.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:16:32 -0800
The Colorado Rockies have acquired OF Drew Stubbs from the Cleveland Indians. It is not known what the Indians will receive in return.
Fantasy Tip: Stubbs probably will not be more than an option in NL-only leagues because he may not get a lot of playing time in Colorado. If he does get a lot of playing time, he could help a fantasy team with stolen bases and possibly home runs but his average may hurt a team.