BLACK: Opening Day Is Special

Here we go.

Opening Day is upon us.

The Colorado Rockies get the regular season started Thursday afternoon against the Marlins in Miami.

Rockies manager Bud Black joined April Zesbaugh and Ed Greene on Colorado's Morning News on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Bud talked about Opening Day, starter Kyle Freleand getting the call against the Marlins, what the Rockies could do in 2019 and more.

 

COLORADO ROCKIES ANNOUNCE 2019 OPENING DAY ROSTER

Team embarks on 27th Major League season today in Miami

MIAMI– The Colorado Rockies finalized their 2019 Opening Day 25-man roster today by placing left-handed pitcher Chris Rusin (mid-back strain) and right-handed pitcher Antonio Senzatela (blister infection, right heel) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to March 25.

Five players are on the Opening Day roster for the first time: outfielder David Dahl, infielder Garrett Hampson, right-handed pitcher DJ Johnson, left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave and outfielder Raimel Tapia.

The Rockies open their 27th Major League season today in Miami, with Denver native Kyle Freeland scheduled to make his first career Opening Day start. Following a four-game series in Miami, the Rockies travel to Tampa to play their first Interleague series of 2019 with three games against the Rays. Colorado returns to Coors Field on Friday, April 5 for the home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 2:10 p.m. MDT.

Right-handed Pitchers (8):Chad Bettis, Wade Davis, Jon Gray, DJ Johnson, German Márquez, Scott Oberg,

Seunghwan Oh, Bryan Shaw

Left-handed Pitchers (5):Tyler Anderson, Mike Dunn, Kyle Freeland, Jake McGee, Harrison Musgrave

Catchers (2):Chris Iannetta, Tony Wolters

Infielders (6):Nolan Arenado, Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, Daniel Murphy, Mark Reynolds, Trevor Story

Outfielders (4):Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, Ian Desmond, Raimel Tapia

Disabled List (2):LHP Chris Rusin, RHP Antonio Senzatela

Colorado has 39 players on their 40-man roster.

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