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Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, June 7

Rockies' Jon Gray throws simulated game | Rockies.com

Thomas Harding has injury updates on Jon Gray, Adam Ottavino, Tom Murphy and David Dahl. Jon Gray threw a simulated game and things went well for the Rockies ace.

Chad Bettis returns to the Rockies after cancer recovery as Colorado regains a pitching leader | Denver Post

Chad Bettis returned to the Colorado Rockies dugout last night. Hopefully it's to stay this time or at least until he goes on a rehab assignment. Whether or not Bettis contributes to the Rockies as a player this year, having his presence in the clubhouse will only be a plus.

Rockies Should Not Part With Top Prospect To Win Now | FanRag

The Rockies have firmly establish themselves as contenders this season and with that title comes the designation of being a buyer. This author thinks that the Brendan Rodgers should be on the do-not-trade list. Which prospects are on yours?

The Second First Season | WNPR News

If you are looking for new podcasts and are interested in the Rockies farm teams check this one out. The Second First Season takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Hartford Yard Goats and their year-long do-over.

Colorado Rockies injury news: Jon Gray makes another step toward return | RoxPile

Besides the simulated game, Jon Gray also participated in fielding drills which may have been a tougher test for his injured foot. Hopefully he's still feeling this morning as he was last night.

Rockies veterans see signs of greatness in this team | BSNDenver

In case you were wondering what the Rockies veterans think about this team, they like it. A lot.

FanPosts

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out these awesome FanPosts from yesterday written by Purple Row members.

Why the Rockies Keep Me a Baseball Fan | Bkouchnerkavich

My first year of Little League was my last. Maybe it was how the game caused grown adults to be so overcome with emotion over the notion that their child was the best. Maybe it was my own struggles...

This Is Where It Starts - My Die-Hard Fandom Origin Story | Franchise26

As so often happens, Shawn Chacon is to blame

Scouting offensive counting stats statlines. Albuquerque, Hartford, and Lancaster. | Ozarkbear

A deep dive into some prospect numbers

Dear Cubs Fans... | 5280Rox

A plea for some sense in All-Star voting

Latest Purple Row News

Yesterday was full of lots of news for the Rockies. In case you missed any of it, here’s our coverage of everything that happened yesterday.

Colorado Rockies call up Raimel Tapia, place Alexi Amarista on paternity leave | Purple Row

Welcome to the world, Baby Amarista!

Colorado Rockies injury updates: Jon Gray nearing rehab assignment, David Dahl still not close | Purple Row

Updates for all six of the Rockies on the disabled list

Rockies' Gerardo Parra exits early with quad injury | Purple Row

The injury comes as Parra was having his best stretch as a Colorado Rockie

Colorado Rockies blow out Cleveland Indians 11-3 | Purple Row

A perfect start to a quick two-game home stand, as the Rockies dominated the 2016 AL champs.

NL West Update

The Rockies once again have a two-game lead over their closest competitors. The Dodgers’ loss and Diamondbacks’ win last night resulted in the two teams now sharing second place in the NL West.

Giants acquire Sam Dyson from Rangers | McCovey Chronicles

The Giants were the highest bidder for Sam Dyson's services. All it cost them was a PTBNL. If Dyson can rebound to his former self this could be a steal. If not it won't cost them much.

Milwaukee Brewers 5, San Francisco Giants 2

Arizona Diamondbacks 10, San Diego Padres 2

Washington Nationals 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 1