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Colorado Rockies set to welcome back Corey Dickerson, LaTroy Hawkins from disabled list

Reinforcements are coming as the Rockies set out on a six-game road trip.

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Rockies to welcome back Corey Dickerson, LaTroy Hawkins - The Denver Post
Nick Groke reports that the Rockies could get a boost as early as today, with outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever LaTroy Hawkins set to return from the disabled list at some point in the immediate future. The return of Dickerson and Hawkins could be big as the Rockies embark on a six-game road swing through Miami and AL West-leading Houston.

Rusin, Phelps set as Rox, Marlins meet again -
The Rockies travel to Miami today to begin their second series in as many weekends against the Miami Marlins. Dargan Southard has a preview of today's series opener, which sees Chris Rusin make his third start of the season for the Rockies against Miami's David Phelps.

The Shift episode 32: June 10, 2015 (w/ Eric Garcia-McKinley!) - Beyond the Box Score
Purple Row's Eric Garcia McKinley features on episode 32 of The Shift, Beyond the Box Score's official podcast, to discuss all thing Rockies, including the draft, the state of the team and using sabermetrics on game broadcasts.

Draft roundup

High schoolers fit Rockies' Draft needs best -
Thomas Harding has a wrap up of the 2015 MLB Draft, in which the Rockies focused heavily on high school players, including taking prep players with each of their first four picks. Harding says the team is excited about the players it's chosen, even if they may be a bit farther from the majors than their college counterparts.

12th-rounder Lawrence embraces change -
Harding also has a feature on the Rockies' 12th-round pick, right-handed pitcher Justin Lawrence, who made a drastic change in his delivery in order to get to the professional ranks.

Rockies were active with local players in MLB Draft - The Denver Post
Neil Devlin has a look at the Colorado players selected in the draft, both those taken by the Rockies and those selected by other teams, most of whom were selected on Wednesday's final day of the draft.


Don't Give Up On Kyle Kendrick Yet - Rox Pile
At Rox Pile, Michelle Stalnaker discusses some positive signs for Rockies starter Kyle Krendrick, who has a 4.05 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in his last six starts after a rough first month of the season.

The Case Against Calling Up Jon Gray - Rockies Zingers
Given the success of current members of the starting rotation, Nick Tremaroli makes the case against calling up Jon Gray, despite the Rockies' top prospect having posted a 2.76 ERA in his last seven starts for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Colorado Rockies headed in the right direction - BSN Denver
Finally, David Martin chimes in at BSN Denver with a glowing review of the first eight months in charge for Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich.

Around MLB

Chris O'Dowd, son of former Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd, suspended for PED use - The Denver Post
Chris O'Dowd, a former Rockies farmhand and the son of former GM Dan O'Dowd, was suspended 80 games for performance enhancing drugs, reports Nick Groke. O'Dowd was traded to Atlanta in the offseason with Jose Briceno for pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser.

Torii Hunter of Minnesota Twins ejected, goes yard sale on umpire -
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter was at the center of the latest of what has become an epidemic of incidents between players, managers and umpires over balls and strikes this season. Hunter put on quite a show for the fans after being tossed by umpire Mark Ripperger.