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Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Swats first big-league homer
Tovar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Tovar's first major-league long ball was a memorable one, as it came off future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw. The 405-foot solo shot accounted for Colorado's only run of the game and was one of the team's two hits. Tovar slashed just .212/.257/.333 over nine contests in his first major-league cup of tea, but he batted .319 with 14 homers and 17 stolen bases in the minors this season and figures to be a big part of the Rockies' future plans.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: On bench Tuesday
Tovar isn't starting Tuesday against the Dodgers.
The young shortstop's major-league career has gotten off to a slow start, as he has just a .483 OPS through his first eight games. Tovar will take a seat Tuesday, which moves Jose Iglesias to start at shortstop, C.J. Cron over to designated hitter, Michael Toglia to first base, Randal Grichuk to right field and Garrett Hampson into the lineup to start in center field.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Gets breather Saturday
Tovar isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.
Tovar is on the bench for the second time in the last four games after he went 1-for-8 with a double over the last two matchups. Jose Iglesias will start at shortstop and bat second.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: First career extra-base hit
Tovar went 1-for-4 with a double Thursday against the Giants.
Tovar doubled deep to left field to lead off the sixth inning, though he was ultimately stranded there. It was the first extra-base hit of his career, but he does have five knocks across his first 18 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Steps out of lineup
Tovar is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants, Sonja Chen of MLB.com reports.
The 21-year-old started the past four games after he was promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque last week, and he'll take a seat with Jose Iglesias (thumb) back from the injured list. Tovar should still see plenty of playing time over the final week of the season, and he's 4-for-14 with two walks and a run scored through his first four big-league contests.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Two hits in debut
Tovar went 2-for-4 with a run scored Friday against the Padres.
Tovar made his big-league debut Friday and hit eighth while playing shortstop. He collected singles in each of his first two plate appearances and also came around to score in the fourth inning. Tovar should continue to have a clear path to playing time with Jose Iglesias (thumb) and Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) both sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Batting eighth in MLB debut
Tovar will start at shortstop and bat eighth Friday against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The 21-year-old was added to Colorado's active roster Thursday and will make his big-league debut a day later. Tovar posted a .921 OPS with 14 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 71 games between the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season, and he should see regular playing time down the stretch as the Rockies take a look at their top prospect.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Active, not in Thursday's lineup
Tovar was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
He is not in Thursday's lineup but could be available off the bench. Tovar should play pretty regularly down the stretch given the Rockies view him as the shortstop of the future. He hit .316/.384/.537 with 14 home runs and 17 steals in 71 games between Double-A and Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Not yet active
Tovar, who is expected to join the Rockies on Thursday, is not in the lineup against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
It's not unusual for a prospect to watch his first big-league game from the bench, and in this case, Tovar isn't even on the lineup card yet. His official activation may come Friday. Once active, Tovar should play pretty regularly, as the Rockies view him as the shortstop of the future. He hit .316/.384/.537 with 14 home runs and 17 steals in 71 games between Double-A and Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Promotion coming Thursday
Tovar is expected to be called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to play in Thursday's series finale against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The 21-year-old spent the first half of the season with Double-A Hartford before he landed on the injured list with a groin injury in late June, and he was promoted to Albuquerque last week after he completed a rehab assignment. Tovar went 5-for-17 with a home run and two RBI in his first four games at Triple-A, and he posted a .314/.383/.542 slash line with 13 long balls, 47 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 66 contests at Double-A. He is Colorado's top prospect and should receive regular opportunities down the stretch in his first taste of the majors.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Could debut this year
The Rockies hope to get Tovar some experience in the majors before the end of the season, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The aggressive promotions for Tovar may not be at an end, as he just made his Triple-A debut this week and played 66 games at Double-A as a 20-year-old earlier this season. Every move the Rockies have made with Tovar suggests that they plan on him being their primary big-league shortstop for most, if not all, of the 2023 season. He is slashing .313/.381/.537 with 13 home runs and 17 steals in 67 games.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Concludes rehab assignment
Tovar (hip/groin) concluded his rehab assignment and was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Tovar had been on the injured list since July due to hip and groin issues, but he was on a rehab assignment over the last several weeks. He slashed .314/.383/.542 with 13 home runs, 47 RBI, 39 runs and 17 stolen bases over 66 games at Double-A Hartford to begin the season and will get to test himself against Triple-A competition to close out the year.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Begins rehab assignment
Tovar (hip/groin) will head to Arizona on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
The talented shortstop has not played since June 29 due to a hip/groin injury. According to Allentuck, Tovar will complete his rehab assignment and will then be moved up to Triple-A Albuquerque for the final games of the season. The 21-year-old hit .318/.386/.545 with 13 home runs and 17 steals in 66 games at Double-A.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Not available for Futures Game
Tovar (groin) won't be available for Saturday's All-Star Futures Game, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
The Rockies' top prospect remains on Double-A Hartford's 7-day injured list while he continues to recover from a groin injury that has kept him out of action since June 29. The organization is hoping the 20-year-old infielder will be ready to play again shortly after the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar: Nursing groin injury
Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt said Sunday that Tovar has played just one game during Double-A Hartford's homestand this week on account of a groin injury, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
Schmidt downplayed the groin issue, indicating that the Rockies are granting the 20-year-old infielder some extra rest as a matter of precaution to ensure the injury doesn't evolve into a longer-term concern. Tovar has backed up his status as one of the Rockies' top prospects this season by slashing .314/.383/.542 with 29 extra-base hits and 17 stolen bases across 295 plate appearances at Hartford.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 162 lbs|
|Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|