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Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood could be moved to bullpen

Colorado Rockies news and notes for Friday, August 4, 2017

Rockies may alter rotation mix in coming weeks |

Thomas Harding previews some of the rotation changes that could be coming soon. Most of all, Tyler Chatwood could find his way to the bullpen and Antonio Senzatela to the rotation. In an indirect way, Bud Black said that the Rockies are at a point in the season where they are not thinking too much about innings limits: "Not that we're past protecting innings, but I think we're getting to the point now where we feel pretty good about all these guys, physically."

How best to utilize Tyler Chatwood | BSN Rockies
Andrew Dill suggests that Tyler Chatwood may best be suited to a bullpen role.

Chad Bettis gets deeper into a rehab from cancer in one more step in his Rockies return | The Denver Post

Nick Groke writes that Chad Bettis is likely to start once more for the Albuquerque Isotopes before returning to the big club. That Triple-A start should come sometime next week, which would put a return to the Rockies perhaps a week after that.

Marquez passes fifth-inning moment of truth en route to Rockies' walk-off win| Denver Post

The rookie righthander's line from Thursday afternoon's no-decision wasn't spectacular, and it wasn't terrible, either: His three earned runs over six innings can be considered a quality start, even if those numbers are the baselines for determining the statistic

Balancing emotion and focus on the mound | Rox Pile

Kevin Henry talks to several of members of the Rockies clubhouse to help understand the role of emotion for pitchers. Best read today.

Dinger, The Much-Maligned Mascot, Just Wants Colorado’s Love — And A Rockies Win | CPR
Dinger is a treasure and the slander against him is downright appalling. Colorado Public Radio digs into Dinger’s idiosyncrasies.

Daniel Jipping is the prospect to watch in August | Baseball Census
Colorado Rockies outfield prospect Daniel Jipping is our pick for the prospect to watch this August, playing for the Boise Hawks in the Northwest League.