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Miguel Castro shut down for season with back soreness

Rockies news and notes for Sunday, September 26.

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Miguel Castro has been shut down for the season due to a sore back, Thomas Harding reported on Twitter yesterday. Walt Weiss didn't elaborate on whether or not there was an issue more serious that "soreness." Castro last pitched on September 14, when he allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Castro threw just 5 1/3 innings since coming to the Rockies. In those innings, he allowed six runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out six.

Reyes uncertain of return from Achilles injury |

Add Jose Reyes to the list of players who might not play again for the Rockies this season. Reyes has been nursing pain in his left Achilles tendon for some time now, and as the season approaches its end, it's starting to look like he might not make it back on the field again in 2015.

Is there any hope for Eddie Butler? - Minor League Ball

This is about fantasy baseball, but the conclusion is still relevant: "Theres no real way to spin Eddie Butler's troubles into something positive," John Sickels writes. Yesterday, I wrote about the many factors that suggest that Jon Gray will be just fine. Doing the same for Butler would require a dash of statistical gymnastics and a cupful of statistical dishonesty.

2015 New Britain Rock Cats Top Prospect: David Dahl - Rox Pile

Bobby DeMuro has a review of David Dahl's season, who despite missing time was still pretty clearly the organization's top Double-A player in 2015. Looking to next year, I think DeMuro rightly notes that given Dahl's quick adjustments in the past, there's an outside chance Dahl plays for the Rockies in 2016. That might seem ahead of schedule, but the question heading into next season just might be whether or not Albuquerque can contain Dahl. Every player is different, it's true, but remember that Dahl is about six months older that AL Rookie of the Year Candidate Carlos Correa.

The Strangest Games in Rockies History, Part 1 - Rockies Zingers

Inspired by the Rockies 16 inning, 58 player, affair with the Dodgers a couple of weeks ago, Adam Peterson looked at other oddities in Rockies history. Among the games are Tulo's first big injury in April 2008, preceded by a Jeff Baker broken blood vessel, and when Aroldis Chapman walked four straight batters, including Charlie Culberson, at Coors Field last season.

Inside the 48 hours that transformed the Blue Jays -

This is a novel telling of a now familiar story. It reiterates that Blue Jays' GM and Jef Bridich had agreed to a basic Tulo for Reyes deal long before the actual deal took place. The hold up was the prospects. Arden Zwelling notes: "Bridich's proposals always included Hoffman, and Anthopolous's didn't."