by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon finished 2 for 4 with a home run during his season debut -- an 8-2 victory over St. Louis Sunday. After being called up earlier in the day to replace Michael Cuddyer, Blackmon batted eighth and had a two-run shot off Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the sixth inning -- his first MLB homer since Sept. 26 against the Cubs.
"I like to get guys involved right away when they get here," manager Walt Weiss told MLB.com. "Charlie's been doing a great job. He handles left-handers really well. He's been stringing together a lot of good at-bats down there in Colorado Springs. He runs well. He brings some things. Hopefully he can be something that helps jump-start us."
Rockies recall Charlie Blackmon
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) The Rockies have recalled outfielder Charlie Blackmon from Triple-A Colorado Springs after placing Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list with a bulging disc in his neck.
Blackmon, who had a three-hit game on Friday against Iowa, hit .336 with three homers and 21 RBI through his first 110 at-bats in the minors.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon returned to the lineup in Saturday's contest against the Mariners in Cactus League play. Blackmon, who has been out since March 1 with a right knee infection, slapped a pair of doubles in his first game back. He went 2 for 4 in a 5-2 victory. Blackmon is hitting .667 (6 for 9) with two RBI this spring.
Blackmon dealing with knee infection
(3/6/2013) The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been dealing with a right knee infection since Friday. He is expected to be sidelined for at least a few more days. Blackmon has gone 4 for 7 (.571) with two RBI and two stolen bases through four Cactus League games.
Health reform key for Blackmon
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Colorado outfielder Charlie Blackmon is focusing on one objective during spring training this year: staying healthy. Last season, Blackmon battled a nagging turf toe injury that prevented him from competing for a spot on the opening day roster and he began the season in Triple-A. "Last year, I was in a good position and then I got hurt -- but that's part of the game, staying healthy," Blackmon told MLB.com on Sunday. "I'm not going to tell you that's anybody's fault. That's something I've got to overcome."