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Colorado Rockies Roster Report 2009-09-04


Colorado Rockies Roster Report 2009-09-04--3B Ian Stewart's home run Thursday was his 20th of the season, giving the Rockies three players with at least 20 homers. The others are SS Troy Tulowitzki (24) and 2B Clint Barmes (22). Stewart is the fifth left-handed hitter in Rockies history to hit 20 home runs in a season, joining Todd Helton (eight times), Larry Walker (six), Brad Hawpe (three) and Jeromy Burnitz (one).

--2B Clint Barmes hit his 22nd home run and 12th in the second half. Barmes now has 12 home runs and 14 singles in the second half, during which he is hitting .173 (28-for-162).

--1B Todd Helton singled in the fourth and went 1-for-4, giving him a seven-game hitting streak and a stretch in which he has hit safely in 15 of his past 16 games and gone 22-for-54 (.407).

--RF Brad Hawpe, a left-handed hitter, wasn't in the lineup and didn't play for the first time since Aug. 13 and just the second time in the second half. Hawpe has five hits in his past 28 at-bats, including three doubles and one home run.

--CF Dexter Fowler (bruised right knee) will go through a full workout Friday, and if there are no setbacks, he will go to Class AAA Colorado Springs for a quick rehab assignment. Fowler's knee has responded well to sprints and batting practice. He is scheduled to play seven innings Saturday at Tacoma, DH there on Sunday and play nine innings Monday at Tacoma before returning to Denver on Tuesday for evaluation. Fowler is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

--LHP Franklin Morales has replaced closer Huston Street, who is likely to miss a few days with biceps tendinitis. He earned his first career save in his 39th career appearance and 24th in relief. It was just the second save of Morales' professional career, the other coming with low Class A Asheville in 2005.

--LHP Alan Embree was prepared to throw off a mound for the first time since he had surgery to repair a broken right tibia on July 11, the Denver Post reported. "I am ready to find out how it feels," he told the newspaper. "It's time."

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Huston Street (right biceps inflammation) hasn't pitched since Sept. 1. He is out indefinitely.

CF Dexter Fowler (bone bruise on right knee) went on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 25. He is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class AAA Colorado Springs on Sept. 5.

RHP Aaron Cook (sore right shoulder) went on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 22. He's expected to miss a month.

RHP Manuel Corpas (bone chips in right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 21, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Aug. 22. He had arthroscopic surgery July 24, and he might return in September.

LHP Alan Embree (broken right tibia) went on the 15-day disabled list July 11 and had surgery that day, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Aug. 12. He might be able to return to action in September.

RHP Greg Reynolds (inflamed bursa sac below right shoulder blade) was recalled from the minors and placed on the 60-day disabled list Sept. 1.

LHP Greg Smith (lower back strain) was recalled from the minors and placed on the 60-day disabled list Sept. 1.

LHP Jeff Francis (left shoulder surgery in February 2009) went on the 60-day disabled list April 5. He threw off a mound Aug. 11 for the first time since the operation.

RHP Taylor Buchholz (partial tear in right ulnar collateral ligament) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 22. He threw a simulated game June 10, but after feeling renewed pain, he had season-ending Tommy John surgery June 17.

ROTATION:

RHP Ubaldo Jimenez

RHP Jason Marquis

LHP Jorge De La Rosa

RHP Jason Hammel

RHP Jose Contreras

BULLPEN:

RHP Huston Street (closer)

LHP Joe Beimel

LHP Franklin Morales

RHP Matt Daley

RHP Rafael Betancourt

RHP Matt Herges

RHP Josh Fogg

RHP Juan Rincon

LHP Randy Flores

RHP Joel Peralta

CATCHERS:

Chris Iannetta

Yorvit Torrealba

Paul Phillips

INFIELDERS:

1B Todd Helton

2B Clint Barmes

SS Troy Tulowitzki

3B Garrett Atkins

INF Omar Quintanilla

INF/OF Ian Stewart

INF Jason Giambi

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Seth Smith

CF Eric Young Jr.

RF Brad Hawpe

OF Carlos Gonzalez

OF Ryan Spilborghs

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Added: September 4, 2009

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