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Mr. Versatility

By Patti Arnold

Matt Pierpont was breaking in his new purple tennis shoes Tuesday, quickly adopting the colors of the Grand Junction Rockies. “I just got ‘em,” he said. “I like ‘em.” Chances are, fans are going to like ...


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A shaky start

By Patti Arnold

DENVER — Eddie Butler’s debut was not the one he dreamed about. It was, however, more than enough to impress his boss. “I think he’s got a very bright future in this league,” Colorado manager Walt Weiss said ...


Rockies take lefty Freeland with first pick

By Patti Arnold

DENVER — If the trend the past two years holds true, Grand Junction Rockies fans can expect to see a Colorado boy take the mound this summer. The Colorado Rockies selected Thomas Jefferson High School graduate Kyle Freeland with the No. ...


Colorado Rockies right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler

Butler’s turn

By Patti Arnold

DENVER — Two years ago Wednesday, Eddie Butler was watching television, hoping to hear his name called in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. Fast forward to today, when Butler, the first-round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in ...


Butler called up to bigs, will join rotation Friday

By Patti Arnold

The only question was when, not if, Eddie Butler would be summoned to Denver. When is Friday. Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss confirmed after Tuesday night’s game that Butler, in only his third year in professional baseball, will ...


Trio of former GJ Rockies selected to all-star team

By Patti Arnold

Three former Grand Junction Rockies players were selected Tuesday to the South Atlantic League All-Star team. Outfielder David Dahl, the 2012 Pioneer League MVP, third baseman Ryan McMahon and designated hitter Correlle Prime will represent ...


GJ Rockies to air 12 games on local TV

By Patti Arnold

The success of streaming video during last season’s Grand Junction Rockies home games is going one step further this year: television. The Grand Junction Rockies announced Tuesday a dozen home games will be broadcast on KGJT (My ...


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Central grad Roling retires from baseball

By Patti Arnold

As the Colorado Rockies left spring training, minor league players received their assignments and headed to Asheville, N.C., Modesto, Calif., and Tulsa, Okla. over the weekend. Others, including Central High School graduate Kiel Roling, ...


Trio of former GJ Rox get spring-training invites

By Patti Arnold

Three former Grand Junction Rockies pitchers will join the big-league club for spring training as nonroster invitees. The club’s top two right-handed pitching prospects, Eddie Butler and Jon Gray, started their careers in Grand Junction ...


GJ Rockies Caravan returns

By Staff

The Grand Junction Rockies Winter Caravan is Thursday-Saturday throughout the Western Slope. The meet-and-greet sessions are free and open to the public, and will feature GJ Rockies first baseman Correlle Prime. The caravan will be at each ...


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