Add Chris Iannetta's name to the list of Rockies playing in the WBC, as our catcher has accepted an invitation to participate with Team USA according to a Troy Renck blog post. Iannetta joins Brian McCann as catchers for the US so far.
If you're planning on making a trip down to Hi Corbett Field this Spring, you can purchase your tickets as of today.
Jack Etkin blogs that Carlos Gonalez is still expected to show up for the Rockies winter development program, albeit late due to his Zulia team taking part in the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs. Gonalez has hit .300 during the playoffs with one homerun and a couple of doubles after batting .291 during the regular VWL season.
2008 first round pick Christian Friedrich is already in Denver and talked to Thomas Harding about the slow starts he had in both Tri-City and Asheville this past season, as well as what he expects going forward. The Rockies are considering extending him an invitation to the big league camp in Tucson, as they have done in the past with other collegiate first rounders.
Etkin also mentions that Eric Young Jr. is not going to be at the Rockies winter development camp, opting instead to train with Dexter Fowler and Greg Reynolds among others at the CAA facility in Bradenton, Florida. Jonathan Mayo talks about Young and others participating in MLB's career development program with Vinny Micucci in a video at MLB.com.