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Saturday Rockpile: Joe Koshansky placed on waivers

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The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Rockies have placed Joe Koshansky on waivers in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster.


Joe Koshansky

#47 / First Base / Colorado Rockies

6-4

225

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May 26, 1982


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO AVG OPS wOBA K%
2007 17 12 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 2 5 0.083 0.367 0.178 41.7%
2008 18 38 5 8 3 0 3 8 20 1 17 0.211 0.776 0.326 44.7%
Career 35 50 5 9 4 0 3 10 22 3 22 0.180 0.676 0.286 44.0%

Any team out there looking for a big, powerful first baseman who needs playing time in order to prove his worth? WIth the plethora of options the Rockies have at first base, as we've known for years by now, Joe Koshansky doesn't have a clear path to prolonged playing time with the Rockies. JoKo has been with the organization longer than Ryan Shealy, who, as a first baseman, had no real shot at sticking with the Rockies. And if I recall correctly, Shealy also tried playing the outfield in 2006. He later was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Jeremy Affeldt. What a cruel fate it is to be a first baseman with the Rockies.

That first link also discusses Manny Corpas's much improved outing yesterday against the Mariners.

Thomas Harding goes into a bit more detail on Aaron Cook's performance against the Mariners.

The Rockies play the Cubs today, with Ryan Dempster of the Chicago Cubs opposing Ubaldo Jimenez.