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Colorado Rockies pitchers Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson scheduled for rehab starts

Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, June 14

Rockies face rotation questions as Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson near return | The Denver Post

The Rockies will have a good problem very soon. Jon Gray is scheduled for a rehab start today for the Lancaster JetHawks, and Tyler Anderson is expected to make one on Sunday. Anderson may be ready to return after the one start since he hasn't been out for very long. Gray will need at least one more rehab start and possibly two to be ready. In the meanwhile, the Rockies already have five talented starters filling the rotation.

Colorado Rockies injury news: Gerardo Parra's injury slow to heal | Roxpile

In news that isn't all that surprising, Gerardo Parra is going to miss more time than he originally hoped. Muscle injuries are notoriously slow to heal and especially when they're in a baseball player's legs. In the meantime, we get to see Ian Desmond and Raimel Tapia manning left field. On that note, can someone please send out a search party for Tapia

Rockies add several pitchers on Draft Day 2 |

The Rockies spent day two stocking up on college players. At the end of the day they picked up four college arms, and four college bats. Ryan Vilade, who was picked on Monday night remains the sole high school player in the Rockies draft and while they may draft some flyers out of high school in the last 30 rounds today, there's a very real chance that Vilade may be the only high school player drafted that will sign with the Rockies.

Minnesota Baseball: Lucas Gilbreath Drafted by the Colorado Rockies | The Daily Gopher

The most interesting story among the Rockies picks yesterday would have to be seventh rounder Lucas Gilbreath. If you follow Rockies drafts extremely closely and never forget a name, you might remember the Westminster, Colorado native being drafted by the Rockies in the 2014 draft as a late-rounder. Like most late-round high schoolers, Gilbreath choose the college route instead of signing.

Purple Row

MLB draft 2017 results: Reactions to the Rockies’ first day | Purple Row

If you haven't already be sure to check out the reaction to the first two picks of the Rockies. We'll have more draft coverage today including a recap of yesterday's picks.

MLB Draft 2017: Rockies’ pick of Ryan Vilade continues interesting trend | Purple Row

The Rockies love their high school third baseman and continued a five-year trend of picking one in the first five rounds this year.

NL West

Diamondbacks 7, Tigers 6: Offense bails out the defense | AZ Snake Pit

The Diamondbacks pulled within half a game of the Rockies last night with their win. The NL West battle is going to be a fierce one all season.

Dodgers late surge beats Cleveland in the opener | True Blue LA

Like the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers also made up ground with a win last night. Unfortunately they are now in a tie with the Rockies in the standings.

The Giants and Padres games were still in progress when I wrote this so no links to their games, but with the NL West standings looking like they do, I don’t think anyone is going to mind.