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Manager Walt Weiss now appears inclined to carry three catchers to open the season, putting McKenry on sturdy ground to win a 25-man roster berth, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. "Honestly, the way that it looks like it's heading, is if we carry the two catchers in [Nick] Hundley and McKenry, then [Wilin] Rosario lines up now as that half-catcher who plays first base," Weiss said Tuesday.

McKenry's standing with the Rockies appeared to be tenuous after Weiss suggested earlier in the spring that the team would consider going with a four-man bench consisting of only one backup catcher to open the season, but it appears the manager has since changed his tune. Rosario's lack of development as a game caller and pitch blocker the last few seasons has prompted the Rockies to move him to a position where his defensive shortcomings won't be as glaring, leaving McKenry to serve as the primary understudy to Hundley behind the plate. Though his role is seemingly secure, McKenry may not have much of an opportunity to build on last season's impressive .315/.398/.512 batting line. McKenry remains inferior defensively to Hundley and bats from the same side of the plate, likely closing off the possibility of a platoon developing. Instead, McKenry's chances to pick up starts may be primarily limited to day-game-after-night-game scenarios.

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With manager Walt Weiss suggesting earlier this week that the Rockies would prefer to use a four-man bench this season, McKenry could be on the outside looking in for a spot on the club's 25-man roster, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

After signing Nick Hundley to a two-year contract during the offseason, the Rockies will have three catchers with extensive MLB experience in their camp. Unlike Hundley and Rosario, however, McKenry has a less expensive contract attached to his name, and isn't the asset that Hundley is defensively or Rosario is offensively. There's a possibility that the Rockies could deal one of the three catchers by the end of camp -- Rosario's name has been floated around in trade rumors all winter -- which would eliminate the team's need to expose McKenry to waivers. In any event, considering the existing positional logjam, in addition to some expected regression from a .315 batting average that was propped up by a .381 BABiP, McKenry seems unlikely to deliver the same sort of value he supplied in two-catcher formats in 2014.

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McKenry agreed to a one-year, $1.0876 million contract with the Rockies on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

McKenry's performance in a limited role last season (.315/.398/.512 with eight homers in 57 games) will likely have many in two-catcher leagues licking their chops next spring, but there are reasons for skepticism. He had a .381 BABIP and 18.2% HR/FB rate. Also, veteran Nick Hundley was brought in during the offseason, so McKenry isn't even a lock to break camp with the big club barring a Wilin Rosario trade.

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McKenry went 2-for-6 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

Wilin Rosario's hot bat has limited McKenry's at-bats over the past two weeks, but it hasn't done much to dampen the backup catcher's excellent production in limited duty this season. He's poised to finish 2014 with a .315/.398/.512 line over 168 at-bats, with the batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage all representing career bests.

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McKenry went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

McKenry has seen his playing time tail off over the last week with Wilin Rosario returning to full health, but he'll still retain value through the end of the week, when the Rockies conclude their homestand with the Diamondbacks. Given his excellent numbers at Coors Field this season (.351/.457/.545 batting line), McKenry should remain a worthy consideration in daily leagues anytime he's set to start at home.

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McKenry is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

McKenry has caught three straight games for the Rockies, but will sit in favor of Jackson Williams on Sunday afternoon. With Wilin Rosario (wrist) set to make a Sunday return, look for McKenry to potentially see his playing time reduced for the remainder of the season.

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McKenry went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and two walks in Saturday's win over the Padres.

In reaching base four times Saturday, McKenry was able to push his on-base percentage over .400 for the season. He should remain a useful option in two-catcher leagues and NL-only formats for as long as Wilin Rosario remains on the DL.

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McKenry went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

With another excellent day at the dish Wednesday, McKenry raised his line at Coors Field this season to .333/.436/.500. Those marks are well above his career norms and are due for some fallback, but perhaps not dramatically so because of the favorable park he calls home.

Michael McKenry C COL 7 Months

McKenry is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

McKenry will sit for the second time in three games, with a 3-for-4 performance sandwiched between the days of rest. Jackson Williams will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Rockies on Tuesday.

Michael McKenry C COL 7 Months

McKenry went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Monday's win over the Giants.

With a career slash line of .240/.310/.396 over 755 plate appearances in the majors, McKenry has proven to be an average-to-pedestrian hitter by catcher standards, so it would seem the career-best .869 OPS he's currently sitting on can be attributed almost entirely to the Coors Effect. Thanks to a .404 BABIP in his 22 games at home this season that has netted him a .328 batting average, McKenry is probably worthy of a lineup spot in most NL-only and deeper mixed leagues when he has a heavy slate of home games. He should continue to receive a healthy amount of starts the rest of the way with Wilin Rosario (wrist) uncertain to return before season's end.