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8 Michael McKenry C
Height/Weight: 5-10/210 | Birthdate: 3/4/1985 | Birthplace: Knoxville, TN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Colorado | College: Middle Tennessee State | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $505,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 562.00
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Michael McKenry has two HRs in last six games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Rockies catcher Michael McKenry homered and finished 2 for 3 with one walk during a 5-3 loss Sunday against the Pirates. McKenry connected for a solo home run off Jeff Locke to lead off the second inning.

Both of McKenry's home runs have come in his last six games. He is batting .360 (18 for 50) with two home runs, three doubles and seven RBI in his last 17 games (13 starts).


Michael McKenry reinstated Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Rockies catcher Michael McKenry has been reinstated from the bereavement list Thursday.

McKenry was away from the team for three days. Jackson Williams, who filled in for McKenry, has been sent back down. McKenry has a .298 average over 47 at-bats.


Rockies call up catcher after placing catcher on personal leave


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) The Rockies announced Monday they placed catcher Michael McKenry on the bereavement list. To take his spot on the roster, the Rockies selected the contract of catcher Jackson Williams from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Michael McKenry heading to bereavement list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Rockies catcher Michael McKenry is heading to the bereavement list, according to the Denver Post.

McKenry is expected to miss up to three days while he's away from the team. Jackson Williams will take his place on the roster.


Rockies recall Ryan Wheeler, Michael McKenry Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) The Rockies recalled infielder Ryan Wheeler and catcher Michael McKenry Wednesday.

Wheeler is 2 for 4 with a home run in two appearances with the Rockies this season, with his one start coming on May 3. McKenry is 4 for 19 with two doubles in eight appearances with the Rockies.


Michael McKenry optioned as Wilin Rosario returns


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) As expected, Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario (illness) was activated off the 15-day disabled list and started Sunday against the Padres. Michael McKenry was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs to clear a roster spot.

Justin Morneau scratched with neck injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) The Rockies scratched first baseman Justin Morneau from the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers, due to a stiff neck. He was replaced by Michael McKenry in the lineup. 

Rockies bring up Mike McKenry, send down Chad Bettis


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) The Rockies have recalled catcher Mike McKenry and optioned reliever Chad Bettis down to Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to Saturday's game against the Mets, the Denver Post reports.

The move was made to give Wilin Rosario protection. Rosario is dealing with an illness and was not in the starting lineup Saturday. McKenry is hitting .300 with two homers and 11 RBI in 50 minor-league at-bats.


Rockies demote five


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) The Rockies have optioned catcher Mike McKenry and infielders Josh Rutledge and Ryan Wheeler to the minors and reassigned outfelders Jason Pridie and Tim Wheeler .

Rutledge has played both middle infield positions with the Rockies. He racked up 562 at-bats in the last two seasons combined.


Michael McKenry added to 40-man roster


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Rockies catcher Michael McKenry has proved himself healthy in the spring while working on a minor-league contract, and the team has rewarded him with a spot on the 40-man roster Thursday.

"With Mac, we considered him a guy that has been a Major League player," Bill Geivett, the Rockies' senior vice president of Major League operations, told MLB.com. "It was a little bit more his injury than anything else that he wasn't on the roster."

McKenry will compete for a backup catcher spot alongside Jordan Pacheco. McKenry, who is hitting .250 in 20 spring at-bats, might have a hard time breaking camp, however, as he still has a minor-league option remaining. 


Michael McKenry clears final hurdle in recovery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Rockies catcher Michael McKenry practiced sliding Wednesday, passing a milestone in his recovery from a July knee injury that ended his season prematurely, MLB.com reports.

"That was my last hurdle," McKenry said. "I made it."

This offseason, McKenry latched on with the team with which he made his major-league debut in 2010. He'll be attempting to win a reserve role behind starter Wilin Rosario this spring.


Rockies will have 24 non-roster invites in spring camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) The Rockies announced Tuesday 24 players received non-roster invites to spring training. The roster breakdown is 12 pitchers, four infielders, two outfielders and six catchers.

The pitchers are Christian Bergman, Brooks Brown, Greg Burke, Eddie Butler, Manny Corpas, Yohan Flande, Jonathan Gray, Pedro Hernandez, Chris Martin, Nick Masset, Scott Oberg and Josh Sullivan.

The four infielders are Paul Janish, Angelys Nina, Ben Paulsen and Rafael Ynoa. The two outfielders are Jason Pridie and Tim Wheeler.

The six catchers are Ryan Casteel, Dustin Garneau, Matt McBride, Michael McKenry, Tom Murphy and Jackson Williams.

Gray, Butler and Murphy are among the team's top prospects.


Rockies bring in Michael McKenry


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) The Rockies have signed catcher Michael McKenry to a minor-league deal.

McKenry spent last season with the Pirates, but was taken off the team's 40-man roster earlier in the offseason. He hit .217 in 115 at-bats last year.


Pirates remove Michael McKenry from 40-man roster


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/2/2013) The Pirates designated catcher Michael McKenry for assignment Monday. The transaction creates a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Chris Stewart, who was acquired from the Yankees.

McKenry appeared in 41 games for the Pirates in 2013, batting .217.


Michael McKenry recovering ahead of schedule


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Pirates catcher Michael McKenry indicated Sunday that his recovery from July knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus is ahead of schedule, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"Swelling has been very minimal," McKenry said. "There's really not any restrictions for the most part."

McKenry is eligible for arbitration this offseason for the first time in his career. He hit .217/.262/.348 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 115 at-bats before suffering the season-ending injury.


Michael McKenry moved to 60-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Pirates catcher Michael McKenry was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list Sunday. McKenry is out for the season because of a torn meniscus.

Michael McKenry expected to be ready for spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) Pirates catcher Michael McKenry had knee surgery for a torn meniscus Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

Knee injury forces Michael McKenry to DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:19 pm ET) The Pirates announced Monday backup catcher Michael McKenry was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a left knee sprain. Outfielder Alex Presley was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his roster spot.

Michael McKenry dealing with stiff knee


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Pirates catcher Michael McKenry's status is uncertain as he deals with a stiff knee, MLB.com reports.

McKenry's knee "felt stuck" after an awkward slide into second base in Saturday's game. McKenry is undergoing treatment on the knee. It is unclear if he will need a stint on the disabled list. Tony Sanchez has been called up to serve as catcher depth in the meantime.


Michael McKenry tweaks knee, could miss Sunday's game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) Pirates catcher Michael McKenry tweaked his knee sliding into second during Saturday's 7-4 win over the Marlins and may not be available for Sunday's game, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. McKenry went 4 for 5 with two RBI in Saturday's win, boosting his line to .217/.262/.348 in 115 at-bats.

Michael McKenry to continue working with Francisco Liriano


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday he will continue to start Michael McKenry behind the plate when Francisco Liriano is on the mound. Liriano has allowed one run on eight hits in 13 innings in the two starts he's thrown to McKenry.

"They were right in sync," Hurdle said of Liriano's performance Wednesday against the Nationals, per MLB.com. "No shaking [off of signs by the pitcher], a good job of blocking [pitches in the dirt]. We've talked about different combinations that make the most sense to keep Michael involved, and that's a great thought."


Pirates recall Tony Sanchez


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2013) The Pirates have recalled prospect catcher Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review announced Friday.

Sanchez, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft, has a .951 OPS at Indianapolis after a pair of disappointing years in the high minors in 2011 (.658 OPS at Double-A Altoona) and 2012 (.739 OPS between Altoona and Indianapolis). At 25, Sanchez finally looks to be making good on his potential. Sanchez may be up to replace Michael McKenry as the backup catcher, as McKenry is hitting just .210/.264/.370 in 81 at-bats.


Michael McKenry still in Pirates' lineup Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2013) Michael McKenry will get another start for the Pirates Monday with Russell Martin sidelined.

Martin appears to be closer to a return. The team demoted emergency catcher Tony Sanchez Sunday. McKenry will face Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada, and will bat seventh. He's hitting .244/.320/.511 in 45 at-bats this year. 


Michael McKenry raises average


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2013) Pirates catcher Michael McKenry snapped out of a slump Saturday, going 2 for 4 in an 11-2 win over the Mets.

McKenry drove in three runs and walked once. McKenry, who was mired in a 2-for-16 slump heading into the game, raised his batting average 25 points to .262. 


Michael McKenry slugs third home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2013) Pirates catcher Michael McKenry hit his third home run in a win Wednesday over Milwaukee.

McKenry is hitting .318/.400/.818 but his defensive day illustrated why he might be able to wrest playing time from Russell Martin. The Brewers stole four bases in four attempts off McKenry, who has had issues allowing stolen bases since last season, when he threw out under 20 percent of attempted basestealers.