Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:34:01 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Franklin Morales allowed one run and three hits with five strikeouts over three innings in his Cactus League appearance Wednesday, March 5. "I'm not thinking of striking anybody out," Morales said. "I'm trying to make my pitches and throw a strike. Thank God, I feel healthy this year."
Fantasy Tip: Morales is in the mix for a back-end rotation job, and if he can string together a few effective performances like this, he might win a starting job. Even then, he would only be worth a look in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:42:53 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) will be out at least another week with a sore right shoulder. His MRI exam showed only inflammation and no structural damage. Chacin said he was feeling better Tuesday, Feb. 25, but he may not be ready for opening day.
Fantasy Tip: There is a good chance that Chacin isn't ready when the regular season starts now. However, he may only need to miss one or two starts, and the Rockies could skip his turn in the rotation and get away with it. If a rotation spot is needed, they could turn to Franklin Morales or Jordan Lyles temporarily.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:04:54 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio has gained his top-end velocity in the offseason while pitching in the Dominican Republic and due to the fact that he wasn't stuck rehabbing all winter. "I have power," Nicasio said. "I hit 98, 97 (mph). The lowest it was last year was 88 or 89, I think. You're going to see." However, SPs Franklin Morales, Jordan Lyles and Christian Friedrich are all fighting this spring to take away Nicasio's rotation spot.
Nicasio developed the reflex of pulling back his head at the end of his delivery ever since he was struck by a line drive that fractured his skull in August of 2011, and it led to a lack of finish to his fastball and robbed him of downward movement on his offspeed offerings. He also dealt with a knee injury for much of last season.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:35:53 -0800
Colorado Rockies P Franklin Morales heads to spring training with hopes of winning a spot in the team's rotation. He is part of a group trying to unseat SP Juan Nicasio as the team's fifth starter. "I know what I can do, and right now, I have my confidence back," Morales said. "What I need to do is make my pitches and throw the ball down and see what happens."
Fantasy Tip: Morales was a starter until 2009, but has just 25 starts in 195 big league appearances. Should he win the fifth starter job for the Rockies, his fantasy appeal would still be limited to deeper NL-only formats.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:43:03 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Franklin Morales could be used out of the bullpen this season if he does not win a spot in the starting rotation during spring training.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:10:09 -0800
The Colorado Rockies and RP Franklin Morales avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.71 million contract Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:26:19 -0800
The Colorado Rockies have acquired RP Franklin Morales and P Chris Martin from the Boston Red Sox for 2B Jonathan Herrera.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:16:05 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have activated SP Franklin Morales (pectoral) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned RP Pedro Beato to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:35:16 -0700
Boston Red Sox P Franklin Morales (pectoral) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday, Aug. 10, according to a team source. RP Pedro Beato is likely to be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:39:27 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (pectoral) is ready to return and could come off the disabled list Saturday, Aug. 10. C David Ross (concussion) will begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Portland Saturday, where he'll serve as the designated hitter.