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The Colorado Rockies have to consider sending Trevor Story to the minors for a bit

Rockies news and links for Monday, May 8, 2017.

Kiszla: Slumping Rockies shortstop Trevor Story might need trip to minors to fix holes in his swing | Denver Post

Mark Kiszla fired up the hot take machine and declares that if Trevor Story doesn’t figure it out by May 15, he needs to be sent to the minors “for some serious cleanup on his swing.” I’ll have something up later today about Story’s slow start. (Hint: we’ve seen this before.)

Garneau, Hanigan teaming nicely behind plate |

The Rockies depth has been tested this year. From the starting pitching to outfield depth, players have been stepping up left and right to fill the voids left by injury. The most surprising and beneficial performances, however, have been third and fourth string backstops Dustin Garneau and Ryan Hanigan. They have picked up the slack left from injuries to Tom Murphy and Tony Wolters, showing Jeff Bridich’s plan of building systemic depth is paying off.

Winnipeg Infielder Ebert Has Contract Purchased By Rockies |

Speaking of organizational depth, the Rockies purchased the contract of Jordan Ebert, who was playing in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball with the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Ebert was once considered as a second round pick by the Chicago Cubs in 2012, but he told the team that he would attend Auburn University, deterring his selection. Ebert went undrafted out of college and signed with the Kansas City Royals. He played 42 games of rookie-league ball, producing a slash line of .299/.337/.395 with 14 stolen bases. At this point, he’s just organizational depth, but good things have come out of Bridich’s other seemingly small moves.