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Colorado Rockies players roll through Albuquerque

J.P. Murrieta
January 16, 2018 07:02 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Some of the Colorado Rockies came to town Tuesday to talk with baseball fans in Albuquerque.

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The Isotopes remain the Triple-A affiliate of the Rockies. This will be the fourth year of their partnership.

Colorado finished third in the NL West last season but advanced to the wild-card game. The players say they're starting to see their fan base grow.

"You actually see a lot of Rockies hats around and it can be here," pitcher Jon Gray said. "I don't know where I was the other day, but I wasn't anywhere close to Denver and I saw a lot of Rockies hats. It's pretty cool. They know what's going on. They know what to expect."

"There's been such great support in the years that we've struggled, and there was great support last year," added general manager Jeff Bridich. "And the expectations are high, and I think the support level will be high."

"To come out and see everybody and to put smiles on people's faces just means a lot to us," pitcher Jeff Hoffman said.

The Rockies say they are still having discussions to maybe set up an exhibition game in Albuquerque sometime in the future. It would not happen this year, but they don't know their schedule for 2019 yet.

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