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Colorado Rockies sign No. 3 overall pick Brendan Rodgers

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On a day without much other good news, the Rockies announced the signing of their top draft pick to an under slot deal.

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Brendan Rodgers signs with Colorado Rockies, meets with Troy Tulowitzki - The Denver Post
The Rockies announced the signing of No. 3 overall pick Brendan Rodgers to a deal that included a $5.5 million signing bonus, more than $700,000 under slot, and hosted the 18-year-old at Coors Field Wednesday. Nick Groke has all of the details.

Path to the Draft: Rodgers' letter to Rockies fans - rockies.com
Rodgers wrote a letter to Rockies fans that was posted on the team's website talking about his experience at the draft and his excitement to be part of the Rockies organization, even the long bus rides he has coming up with Grand Junction.

Why exactly did Walt Weiss get ejected in Rockies-Astros game Wednesday?
More from Nick Groke, here he talks with the parties in the third-inning review in Wednesday's game that led to the ejection of Rockies manager Walt Weiss, though there were conflicting stories so who was actually correct is still a mystery.

Dickerson returns to DL with plantar fasciitis - rockies.com
Dargan Southard has a report on Corey Dickerson's return to the disabled list with plantar fasciitis and the promotion of reliever Justin Miller in his place. There is no timetable at this point for Dickerson's return.

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Boone Logan Has Struggled, But The Colorado Rockies Must Use Him Better - Rox Pile
Bobby DeMuro takes a look at the recent struggles of Boone Logan, and notes the vast left-right split against the Rockies reliever, advocating using Logan as strictly a lefty specialist, a change that seems obvious given his splits.

Overnight success simply isn't reality for Colorado Rockies - BSN Denver
The Rockies are struggling, that much is certain, but David Martin preaches patience with new general manager Jeff Bridich and providing a good reminder that a turnaround in baseball takes years, not months.