NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries.
The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second fall.
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story's time in Denver may have just reached its final chapter.
The Colorado Rockies' standout shortstop is driven by one prevailing theme as he hits free agency — winning.
Colorado Rockies (73-85, fourth in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (50-109, fifth in the NL West)
Phoenix; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Jon Gray (8-12, 4.35 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 150 strikeouts) Diamondbacks: Humberto Castellanos (2-2, 4.28 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story ran out to his position to start the game like he typically does and noticed one thing — no one was following him.
The cheers from the fans soon followed.
Part of a day filled with send-offs for Story, just in case this indeed was his final game with Colorado at Coors Field.
Washington Nationals (65-93, fourth in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (72-85, fourth in the NL West)
Denver; Wednesday, 3:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Paolo Espino (5-5, 4.01 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 92 strikeouts) Rockies: Peter Lambert (0-0, 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 2 strikeouts)
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story is sure of one thing if his homer Tuesday night winds up as his last at Coors Field for the Colorado Rockies.
“That was a good one,” Story cracked.
Story lined a long, long solo homer with his days in Denver possibly numbered, Kyle Freeland pitched into the seventh inning before running into trouble and the Rockies snapped a five-game Coors Field skid with a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Freeland struck out seven over six innings, Trevor Story hit a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers had three hits, including his 14th homer three pitches into the game for a 2-0 Colorado lead.
Colorado Rockies (69-78, fourth in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (60-87, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (5-8, 4.77 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Nationals: Patrick Corbin (8-14, 5.98 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 122 strikeouts)
Colorado Rockies (65-77, fourth in the NL West) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (71-70, second in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Saturday, 6:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (5-7, 4.69 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 87 strikeouts) Phillies: Zack Wheeler (12-9, 2.91 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 217 strikeouts)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elias Díaz hit a grand slam, Germán Márquez pitched six shutout innings and the Colorado Rockies continued to hurt Philadelphia’s playoff chances with an 11-2 win over the Phillies on Friday night.
Colorado Rockies (64-77, fourth in the NL West) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (71-69, second in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: German Marquez (11-10, 4.03 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 161 strikeouts) Phillies: TBD
Colorado Rockies (63-77, fourth in the NL West) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (71-68, second in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (4-9, 4.16 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Phillies: Ranger Suarez (6-4, 1.38 ERA, .99 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)
DENVER (AP) — Elías Díaz hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning after Garrett Hampson hit a game-tying two-run pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the eighth, lifting the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Saturday night.
DENVER (AP) — Jake Arrieta got clobbered by Colorado and left with an injury in his Padres debut, and the Rockies beat San Diego 7-5 Wednesday.
C.J. Cron had two hits and three RBIs and Trevor Story homered for the Rockies, who scored five runs in 3 1/3 innings against Arrieta before he departed with an injured left hamstring.
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit two home runs, including a go-ahead two-run drive in the fifth inning, and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Thursday.
Sam Hilliard and Connor Joe also homered and Brendan Rodgers extended his hitting streak to 12 games with two singles for the Rockies, who took two of three from the Cubs.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lorenzo Cain and Luis Urias hit two-run doubles, Adrian Houser pitched five scoreless innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Wednesday night.
Cain’s hit in the fourth inning pushed the Brewers’ lead to 3-0.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Story homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Colorado Rockies took advantage of the Dodgers’ recent bullpen woes, beating Los Angeles 9-6 Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Trevor Story hit a tying sacrifice fly and Blackmon followed with a drive to right off Phil Bickford (0-1) that gave Colorado the victory in a back-and-forth game.
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is the top seed for Monday night's All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver's Coors Field and will compete in the first round against Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto, seeded eighth.
DENVER (AP) — Germán Márquez figured his day was done when he spotted his manager approaching in the dugout.
Didn't surprise him.
Bud Black had a little extra news, though — Márquez was an All-Star.
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story snapped a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday night.
“Trevor’s been waiting for that moment,” Colorado manager Bud Black said.
Kansas City catcher Salvador Pérez will join Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles, Pete Alonso of the New York Mets and Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies in the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver's Coors Field on July 12.
SEATTLE (AP) — With how easy German Márquez was cruising through the Seattle Mariners lineup, perfection seemed entirely possible.
Márquez missed out on his bid to be perfect, settling instead for arguably his most dominant start of the season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was placed on the injured list due to inflammation in his right elbow.
The move was announced Saturday by the team before a doubleheader in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Bauer lost his no-hit bid and a shutout during the seventh inning in his Los Angeles Dodgers debut against the Colorado Rockies.
Trevor Story singled to lead off the inning and Charlie Blackmon followed with a two-run homer.