Michael McKenry C COL 1 month ago

McKenry (knee) signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Michael McKenry C COL 4 months ago

McKenry was released by the Rockies on Thursday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

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McKenry had surgery in August to...

Michael McKenry C COL 7 months ago

Colorado Rockies catcher Mike McKenry is dealing with a buildup of fluid in his right knee, according to the Associated Press. McKenry was held out of the lineup Wednesday with typical battery mate Jorge De La Rosa on the mound, but manager Walt Weiss said he should be ready to return Friday.

Michael McKenry C COL 8 months ago

McKenry went 2-for-4 with a double, homer, and three RBI in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Dodgers.

McKenry's playing time has been scarce this season with Nick Hundley both hitting well and offering superior defense behind the plate, but the backup backstop makes for a strong target in daily formats just about whenever he's scheduled to start at Coors Field. Over 135 career plate appearances at the Rockies' home park, he's slashing .360/.470/.586.

Michael McKenry C COL 8 months ago

McKenry got the start behind the plate Saturday, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run.

It was his second home run of the season, coming in just 47 at-bats. McHenry's been productive in his rare opportunities, slashing .255/.375/.447 on the season, but he'll need Nick Hundley to cool down before he has a chance of seeing his workload increase significantly.

Michael McKenry C COL 9 months ago

McKenry went 1-for-2 with his first homer of the year, drew three walks, drove in two runs and scored twice Thursday in a win over the Phillies.

In a manner typical of Rockies hitters, McKenry has been a dynamo at home this year, albeit in a tiny sample -- he's 6-for-15 (.400) with the homer, three doubles and six walks (against four strikeouts) at Coors Field. Unfortunately, he doesn't see very regular action backing up Nick Hundley, largely limiting McKenry's fantasy utility to deeper NL-only formats.

Michael McKenry C COL 10 months ago

McKenry supplied three hits, a run, and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Padres.

Given that McKenry was able to uphold a .315 batting average last season, the three-hit showing at Coors Field wasn't overly surprising, but the stolen base sure was. After failing to record a stolen base in his first five seasons in the big leagues, McKenry now has a steal in two of his last three starts. That certainly shouldn't be viewed as a trend, and neither should fantasy players expect regular starting assignments for McKenry because of it. Primary catcher Nick Hundley is hitting well so far this season and offers superior defense behind the plate, which should ensure that his name is penciled into the lineup for the majority of the Rockies' games.

Michael McKenry C COL 10 months ago

McKenry went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Giants.

It was the first stolen base in 252 career MLB games for McKenry. The backstop was making just his second start of the season, as Nick Hundley was just receiving a day off for the series finale. Hundley appears to be firmly entrenched as the Rockies' regular catcher, which will leave few opportunities for McKenry to pick up regular at-bats and unless an injury occurs.

Michael McKenry C COL 10 months ago

McKenry will start at catcher Sunday against the Cubs.

McKenry will take over for Nick Hundley, who will get a day off for the day game following the night game. McKenry isn't expected to serve as the personal catcher for anyone on the Rockies' staff in 2015, so look for his reps to be few and far between.

Michael McKenry C COL 10 months ago

Manager Walt Weiss indicated Tuesday that he has no plans of deploying McKenry as the personal catcher for any of the team's starting pitchers, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Instead, Weiss said any starts that McKenry or Wilin Rosario receive in place of starting catcher Nick Hundley would be dictated by off days and the handedness of opposing pitchers. Since McKenry isn't as polished of a defender as Nick Hundley and also bats right-handed, expect McKenry's starts to be mostly limited to scenarios where the Rockies play a day game after a night game. The presence of three catchers on the roster could make it exceedingly difficult for McKenry to surpass the 192 plate appearances he saw in 2014.