Sat, 24 May 2014 10:17:25 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Colorado Rockies have placed 3B Nolan Arenado (finger) on the 15-day disabled list because of a mallet fracture in his left middle finger. He will wear a splint on the finger until he meets with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Graham Friday, May 30. In a corresponding move, INF Josh Rutledge was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Fantasy Tip: Rutledge, DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Culberson are all possibilities to see time at the hot corner for Colorado in Arenado's absence. Culberson, normally an outfielder, played the final seven innings at third base Friday after Arenado exited the game.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:49:15 -0700
The Colorado Rockies are placing OF Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list and are bringing up OF Charlie Culberson in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The Rockies have options to replace Cuddyer in right field in Culberson, Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs. Expect Dickerson to benefit the most, but the at-bats probably won't be consistent enough for mixed leaguers.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:52:26 -0700
Confirming a previous report, the Colorado Rockies have activated SP Tyler Chatwood (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list, so that he can start against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, April 13. In a corresponding move, OF Charlie Culberson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:34:21 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Culberson is considered the only backup infielder on the roster, although manager Walt Weiss noted that C Jordan Pacheco has played third base, first and second; OF Michael Cuddyer is also the backup first baseman, and he has played second and third in the majors.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:54:52 -0800
Colorado Rockies minor league manager Glenallen Hill pointed out that 2B Josh Rutledge is more successful at the plate when he hits with his hands lower during their time working together in 2013. "He came up to me and told me when I was hitting well, my hands were lower," Rutledge said. "I started to feel better after that. Glenallen helped me a lot, and gave me at-bats and a chance to have success." Rutledge will compete with OF Charlie Culberson and SS Paul Janish for roster spots this spring.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 19:38:18 -0800
The Colorado Rockies want 2B Josh Rutledge and OF Charlie Culberson to compete for a utility job following the trade of INF Jonathan Herrera to the Boston Red Sox.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:08:30 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is considering several options to fill the vacant leadoff spot, including OF Carlos Gonzalez. OFs Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson are also considered top candidates for the top spot in the order. 2B DJ LeMahieu, 2B Josh Rutledge, OF Brandon Barnes and OF Charlie Culberson are also others who could earn leadoff opportunities. Weiss said Friday, Dec. 6, that he is not ruling out other options.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez moving to the leadoff spot would mean a dip in his RBI numbers, but also an increase in his runs scored, and perhaps stolen base totals. Either way, he will be a stud fantasy option again in 2014.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:29:02 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (knee) will undergo an MRI on his ailing left knee.
Fantasy Tip: Luckily, Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could be back within the next few days if Fowler must miss an extensive period. We'll let you know more as we find out. Charlie Blackmon remains the best interim play out of the group of part-timers that also includes Corey Dickerson and Charlie Culberson.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:31:07 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will be put on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right middle finger Wednesday, Aug. 7. In a corresponding move, SP Jeff Francis will be recalled from the minors. Gonzalez had been dealing with the finger injury since July 7. The DL stint will be retroactive to Aug. 5. Francis will pitch out of the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Corey Dickerson and Charlie Culberson will split duties in left field with Cargo on the sidelines. Culberson will likely be the fourth outfielder, with Dickerson getting the first crack at the majority of at-bats if you're searching for depth in cavernous mixed formats.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:19:30 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Charlie Culberson might see an increase in playing time, perhaps in the outfield, in the upcoming series against the New York Mets with OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) possibly heading for the 15-day disabled list. The team might give younger players a chance to play more with the team effectively out of the postseason chase.