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2019 MLB Spring Training battles to watch Stars might put fans in the seats, but baseball is a sport that rewards the most complete clubs. That's what makes Spring Training more than a series of exhibitions; big league jobs are on the line, and they could end up having a major impact on the season-end standings.

Brendan Rodgers can win 2B job this spring Rockies top prospect Brendan Rodgers realizes he has to keep his spirits light even though his assignment is heavy. Rodgers, baseball's No. 10 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is being included as a legitimate competitor at second base.

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Rockies Moving All-Star Charlie Blackmon To Right Field - It may not seem right, but Charlie Blackmon will be in right field for Colorado this season. Blackmon, a four-time All-Star who has anchored center field for the Rockies since 2014 and has played more games there than anyone else in franchise history, said Monday he spoke to manager Bud Black about the switch and is fine with it.

Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants manager, to retire after this season - Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants says he will retire after this season, his 25th as a major league manager. He says he informed the team Monday and says "in my mind it's time. It's been an unbelievable ride." Bochy turns 64 on April 16.

Charlie Blackmon OK with move to right field Rockies manager Bud Black said the team prefers that longtime center fielder Charlie Blackmon move to right field, rather than left. The club wanted Blackmon, 32, out of center field to preserve his health. Blackmon has more experience in right, 131 games, than left, 93.

Andrew Toles has personal matter, doesn't report to Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles did not report to spring training camp on Monday's voluntary full squad reporting day because of an unspecified personal matter. Manager Dave Roberts said there is no timeline for Toles' arrival. The mandatory reporting date is Saturday.

Rockies' Charlie Blackmon moving to right field, replacing CarGo - Charlie Blackmon will have a new home in 2019. He's moving from center field to right. Rockies manager Bud Black made that clear Monday morning during a discussion about changes to the lineup. The decision means David Dahl will likely be the team's starting left fielder, with Ian Desmond, 33, getting the call in center.

Hot stove update: Bryce Harper and Manny Machado reportedly nearing deals, plus more MLB market analysis With spring training in full swing and games set to begin this week, the buzz surrounding 26-year-old free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado has intensified as negotiations seem to be moving toward a tipping point. Here's the latest on those two stars, plus more analysis of recent moves as well as other big names still on the market.

Rockies Plan To Move Ian Desmond To Center Field The Rockies are planning to move Ian Desmond to center field in 2019. Read more about the new defensive alignment at MLB Trade Rumors.

Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Reynolds, Outfield, Pitch Clock, Contract Extensions There have been some more news and notes regarding the Colorado Rockies, including a clarification, news on the Rockies outfield defensive alignment, a pit…

Updated for 2019: An introductory guide to Cactus League parks and Rockies' Spring Training An overview of Cactus League parks and their amenities.

Who will be the Rockies' next Chris Iannetta at catcher? As Chris Iannetta nears the end of his second stint with the Rockies, the team still doesn't have a clear candidate to be the next Chris Iannetta. Iannetta is the starter for the 2019 season. Despite calls for a JT Realmuto trade or signing Yasmani Grandal, he may have always been the planned starter.

Opening Day 2019: Join Rockies media for Q&A and breakfast on April 5 Come talk baseball with us!

Rockies’ Ian Desmond facing big challenge playing center field at Coors Field - Ian Desmond, a former shortstop and most recently the Rockies' primary first baseman, is preparing for his next assignment: patrolling the wide-open spaces of Coors Field. Specifically, at age 33, Desmond has been pegged to play center field as the Rockies shift all-star Charlie Blackmon, 32, to left.

Spring Training hopefuls for the Rockies Colorado Rockies: Five players to watch as Spring Training opens - Rox Pile. Football has wrapped up for the year, and that means it's just about time for baseball. The first game of spring training isn't for another several days, but the Rockies have a lot to be excited about.

Colorado Rockies: Looking back at the franchise-changing 2009 draft However, Arenado and LeMahieu's impact on the Rockies has been felt with both of them being named among the top 25 players in Colorado history last season. And selecting Dickerson continues to pay dividends for the Rockies to this day.

Rob Manfred says players share responsibility for MLB's slow offseason: "Our teams are trying" A 25-minute question-and-answer session with reporters Sunday, in which Manfred revealed the long-expected plans for the pitch clock, was dominated by economic issues.

NL West Notes: Machado, Padres, Rockies, Maybin, Kelly The Padres continue to be linked to Manny Machado on the rumor mill, and The Athletic's Dennis Lin provides a bit of history on San Diego's pursuit of the star infielder.

Reason for optimism for each MLB team On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. You've read a lot about teams being all-in for 2019 and also about some teams rebuilding. Here's what's also true: When players and coaches get to work in Florida and Arizona, optimism is infectious.

Ian Desmond moves to center field for Rockies At an age that is generally considered to be past an athlete's prime, Ian Desmond will try to rely more on his speed as the Rockies move him to center field.

Raimel Tapia must make most of chance in 2019 Rockies left-handed-hitting outfielder Raimel Tapia smiled at the memory of his best 2018 moment, which occurred not far from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. On July 20, Tapia launched a grand slam in an 11-10 victory over the D-backs in downtown Phoenix.

Mark Reynolds returns to Rockies ready to embrace role coming off bench "It's good to be back, it's very familiar and I feel really comfortable here." But if he makes the 2019 team - which seems likely - his primary role will be different, that of a right-handed bat off the bench. "When you are younger, you need a lot of at-bats, but I think I'll be able to adjust," he said.

Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: 2nd Base, Reynolds, Fuentes, Arenado We had some news and notes earlier today regarding some of the Colorado Rockies in spring training earlier today but there have been some more items of not…

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