So, we already know that Troy Tulowitzki is out for an extended period of time. And Jay Cutler has Type 1 Diabetes. And Joe Sakic and the Avs were humiliated by the Red Wings last night, being swept out of the playoffs. And the Nuggets dropped out of the playoffs after losing to the Lakers earlier this week. What a week for Denver sports.
The Rockies are looking at the recently designated-for-assignment Juan Castro. Castro played for the Reds since a trade there in 2006. As a bench player this season:
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That's a -74 OPS+ if you're keeping track. Not that it matters all that much. Last season he put up a .180/.211/.236 line as bench player. He certainly does offer versatility on defense (though his ability has diminished over the years), but we're looking at another offensive sieve when he gets into games. Yet, as the article points out, Castro would spend time with the Sky Sox in order to see how things shake out in the majors first.
Another three-game series against the Dodgers, this time at Coors. Here's to a rousing May start!