DENVER — Rockies owner Dick Monfort says he's sorry for his testy reactions to disgruntled fans, including telling one of them that maybe Denver doesn't deserve an MLB team anymore.
In a statement released by the club Friday, Monfort said he has no intention of moving the team and apologized for his prickly email replies.
"I want to express my sincere apology to Rockies fans that received a recent email response that was not consistent with our organization's values," Monfort said in a statement Friday.
Denver's KCNC-TV reported that a longtime season ticket holder, a 57-year-old man who asked not to be identified, sent an email to the Rockies' fan line on July 5, suggesting the Monforts were inept. Monfort personally emailed the fan back the next day, saying, "By the way you talk maybe Denver doesn't deserve a franchise, maybe time for it to find a new home. Thanks."
Also, OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Diamondbacks: OF Mark Trumbo, out with a stress fracture in his left foot since April 22, was activated.
Orioles: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, who Wednesday twisted his ankle stepping in a hole in a parking lot at his apartment, went on the DL.
Rangers: C Geovany Soto was arrested late Wednesday in Grapevine, Texas, and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces. Soto, 31, was released on $500 bail.
Reds: 2B Brandon Phillips had surgery on a torn left thumb ligament; he is expected to miss about six weeks.
Deals: The Yankees got LHP Jeff Francis from the Athletics for a player to be named and cash. … The Cardinals claimed C George Kottaras off waivers from the Indians.
Late Thursday: Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw allowed a sixth-inning homer to Chase Headley, ending his scoreless streak at 41 innings, but pitched a complete game in a 2-1 win over the Padres.
Signings: First-round picks LHP Carlos Rodon (White Sox, No. 3 overall, $6,582,000 bonus) and Michael Conforto (Mets, No. 10 overall, $2,970,800 bonus) signed.
All-Star update: Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy will replace injured St. Louis C Yadier Molina as the NL starter in Tuesday's game.