Rockies infielder Alan Trejo sat and watched his teammates for the first six games of the season. While in Texas, they played in Coors Field and returned to Coors Field.
Prior to every game, he prepared himself to play, yet he never came off the bench. Until then.
Trejo discovered he would be starting at shortstop and bat ninth when he entered the Rockies’ clubhouse at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. The first of the season presented itself, and he seized it.
He made the most of his luck. Trejo hit a three-run homer with two outs in the fourth inning to give the Rockies a 5–3 lead over the Cubs, which turned out to be a 6–5 victory for the Rockies.
As a former coach of the Nuggets, George Karl advised Bud Black, “You can’t hesitate to use your bench players because when they come through, it’s a great lift for the entire team.”
Trejo’s home run was the second of his career, but it was unlike anything he’d ever hit before. He hit a game-winning home run against the A’s at Coors Field on June 4 of last season. He hit a leadoff homer in the sixth to cut the A’s advantage to 8-3. The A’s won 9–5 in the final game.
Trejo stated, “It feels amazing to contribute finally.” Making the team and winning the game. It’s wonderful.”
Just before the lockout, the Cubs signed free agent pitcher Marcus Stroman to a three-year, $71 million deal. Through three innings, he only allowed two hits for the Rockies.
Alan Trejo Contract
The Colorado Rockies and Alan Trejo agreed to a one-year, $702,000 contract, including a $702,000 guarantee.
Alan Trejo Salary
The typical yearly wage for Alan Trejo is $702,000.
Alan Trejo Net Worth
Alan Trejo has a net worth of $500,000