Eliezer Alfonzo has been designated for assignment. Alfonzo has been on the restricted list due to his suspension for PED’s.
Casey Blake has decided to retire. There was some interest in Blake, who was released from the Rockies after Spring Training, by the Texas Rangers, but Blake decided to officially retire. Blake told the Des Moines Register:
My wife (Abbie) has been telling people I’m retired, but I’ve kind of been giving her a look..But I think I knew in my heart that I am (retiring), but I just haven’t announced it…My career has to end at some point…If I was going to play, it would probably only be one more year anyway…I just decided to shut it down. And I’m OK with the decision.
On a sad note, Jerry McMorris passed away today at the age of 71. McMorris, an original Rockies owner, will always be loved by fans as the man who really brought the team to Colorado. His long battle with pancreatic cancer was the reason for his passing. Dan O’ Dowd had some kind words about McMorris in the post today:
Without Jerry McMorris, there might not be major-league baseball in Colorado. It took a lot of courage for him to step in when he did…He was a passionate man. He was passionate about everything he did, including baseball.