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Colorado Rockies C Nick Hundley out for the season; Garneau, Murphy to split time

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With Hundley done for the season, Rockies lean on rookies for help behind the plate.

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Nick Hundley’s season over for Rockies with neck injury; Tom Murphy up - The Denver Post

The Rockies moved Nick Hundley to the 60-day disabled list Friday, with a neck injury that has kept him off the field since September 6th. Hundley appeared in 136 games in his first year with the Rockies, putting up his best career numbers at the plate. The eight-year veteran hit .301/.339/.467 with 10 homers and 21 doubles.

Nick Groke of The Denver Post has quotes from Hundley and manager Walt Weiss on the news for the Rockies’ catcher.
Taking the freed spot on the 40-man is Triple-A catcher -- and Rockies’ No. 12 prospect -- 24-year old Tom Murphy. Murphy hit .271 in 33 games with the Isotopes.

The Rockies will now have Dustin Garneau and Tom Murphy splitting time behind the dish. Wilin Rosario could also catch a few more games down the stretch.

Garneau gives batterymate huge boost - Rockies.com

Rookie Dustin Garneau broke a scoreless game open in the 7th inning, sending a long fly ball into the left field seats off of a dominant Hisashi Iwakuma. It was all the offensive help his pitcher Chad Bettis needed to notch his seventh win of the season. Bettis threw seven scoreless frames, allowing just three hits and striking out six in the Rockies 3-to-2 victory over the Mariners.

Garneau is still making adjustments to hitting in the big leagues, but he has shown flashes of power, and in last night's game, grit. Iwakuma had limited the Rockies to five hits before Garneau's go-ahead homer. For a team that can really struggle to put together timely hits in big situations, it's big to see the rookie come through in the clutch.


Schwarber, Snell lead Prospect Team of the Year - MLB.com

Ryan McMahon, the Rockies’ No. 5 prospect, has been named to the MLBPipeline.com Prospect Team of the Year at third base. McMahon hit a remarkable .300/.372/.520 in 132 games for the Modesto Nuts, with a Cal league best 43 doubles. McMahon tied his Asheville homerun total of 18, with all but three coming on the road. McMahon joins some of this season's most highly touted prospects in Kyle Schwarber, Yoan Moncada and Corey Seager among others on the list.