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Saturday Rockpile: All-Stars, Torrealba ready to go, Corpas nearing return?, more...

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All-Star Selection Show set for Sunday | MLB.com: News
The MLB All-Star selection show will be televised tomorrow afternoon from 11-12 PM Mountain time. Which Rockies players do you guys think will make the team? My predictions (taking into account potential injury situations) are Jason Marquis, Huston Street, and Brad Hawpe. Chris Iannetta, Troy Tulowitzki, and Todd Helton are possiblities as well. Ubaldo doesn't have "enough wins," but maybe Aaron Cook will get some consideration.

MLB All-Star Game: Adrian Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Edwin Jackson should be All-Stars - ESPN
Staying with the All-Star theme, Jay Jaffe with Baseball Prospectus looks at possible All-Star snubs and includes Chris Iannetta on his list. Brian McCann is pretty much a lock, and Yadier Molina leads the fan voting. Iannetta, however, is better offensively than any other catcher in the NL not named McCann. He's no slouch defensively, either. But, maybe I'm just a homer...

Ordeal over, Torrealba could start on Sunday - The Denver Post
The article mentions that Yorvit Torrealba could (and likely will) start on Sunday. Also, there is a nugget regarding Manuel Corpas' attempted return from injury. He has been throwing from 120 feet and feels no pain, so he could end up with Tulsa on a rehab assignment next week.

Inside the Colorado Rockies " Rodrigo Lopez Returns | News and commentary about the Colorado Rockies major league baseball team
Former Rockie Rodrigo Lopez made his return to Major League Baseball last night, as he earned a win (for Philadelphia) in his first start since 2007, when he pitched well for the Rockies in an injury-plagued season.

Indians (apparently) designate Herges for assignment - cleveland.com
In another bit about a former Rockie, Matt Herges was designated for assignment by Cleveland last night. He was fairly effective for the Indians, posting a 3.55 ERA in 21 games. He actually allowed less hits than innings pitched, as well.

Yankees May Be Among Cuban Defector’s Suitors - NYTimes.com

Russ mentioned Aroldis Chapman in the Rockpile yesterday. He's probably right in saying that the Rox probably won't be in any negotiations with the guy - and that's especially acceptable now, given that Jack Curry with the New York Times reported that Chapman may actually be 26, not 21 (as originally advertised).