udge over the weekend launched his All Rise Foundation Justin Verlander Jersey , a youth charity.All Rise Foundation AllRiseOfficialWe are excited to announce the launch of the #AllRise Foundation. #honor #legacy to support the youth in the community. ?jqDqK6Ha80Judge has already held one event sponsored by the charity, the Aaron Judge All Rise Foundation Baseball ProCamp for Little Leaguers in November, according to Joe Goldeen of RecordNet.com:"The four-hour camp at Judge's alma mater, Linden High School, provided young players between 9 and 14 exposure to the fundamentals of good baseball as taught by Judge and a staff of volunteer coaches from area prep and college baseball programs, including University of the Pacific softball coaches and players. And it was free to all the participants."His mother, Patty Judge, spoke about the Yankees star's hopes for that camp and the charity going forward:"It's important to him that young people make good decisions and handle themselves responsibly to become contributing citizens. Beyond that, it's also important that they think about their unlimited possibilities."You can accomplish anything that you put your mind to. It might not be sports. It's whatever profession you choose, whatever path in life you want to go on. Seize the moment, live the dream."So that's what he wants to encourage the kids to do."Judge, 26 Houston Astros Jersey , has emerged as one of the game's most feared sluggers, hitting .278 in 2018 with 27 homers, 67 RBI and 77 runs in 112 games. Injuries limited his output after Judge burst onto the scene in 2017, blasting 52 home runs and tallying 114 RBI while winning the American League Rookie of the Year Award.Under Judge, the Yankees have reached the postseason the past two years, and in 2018 he paired with Giancarlo Stanton to give the team one of the most feared power-hitting duos in baseball. They will look to replicate that success in 2019 and bring a title back to the Bronx Bombers. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black isn’t ready to name his opening day starter. Kyle Freeland is pitching as if he’s got the job.Black said Monday he had yet to talk to all of the pitchers about the rotation order. The Rockies open March 28 at Miami.“You know Buddy — he’s not going to let you know until he tells you,” Freeland said.Jon Gray has started opening day for the Rockies the last two seasons, but Freeland, 25, may have earned the assignment this year. The lefty went 17-7 with a 2.85 ERA last season, throwing a career-high 202 1/3 innings. Freeland finished fourth in the NL Cy Young voting last year.What was impressive was how Freeland didn’t seem to mind pitching at Coors Field. He went 10-2 with a 2.40 ERA at home and 7-5 with a 3.23 ERA on the road.“I think a lot is made out of the altitude and both teams have to pitch there http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey ,” Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta said. “There have been times over the course of Rockies history where some of the guys on the pitching staff have been under talented compared to the rest of the league. I think now we have a pitching staff that’s on par with, if not better than (other teams), and Kyle’s one of those guys. He’s a great competitor. He doesn’t let the outside noise affect him. If anything, it kind of propels him further on.”It may help that Freeland was born in Denver. He’s used to the altitude.“There’s always talk about guys coming in who hate to pitch at Coors Field,” Freeland said. “You’ve already got an excuse in your mouth if you do that. You’re already setting yourself up for failure.”“I think with Kyle, and we’ve seen some other pitchers, maybe not to the extent that Kyle has, but if you make good pitches, you’ll be rewarded no matter where you’re pitching,” Black said. “Kyle’s mentality is such where he doesn’t care where he pitches. The ultimate goal for Kyle is to pitch a strong game no matter where he is.”Freeland did just that in the NL wild-card game against the Chicago Cubs, pitching 6 2/3 innings on short rest in a 2-1, 13-inning win.“You’re in a situation when it’s one and done and everything’s on the line in that one game and you come out on top Hector Rondon Jersey , you realize, ‘We belong here,'” Freeland said.Freeland already has handled an opener, making his major league debut in the Rockies’ home opener on April 7, 2017.“If I get the opportunity to pitch another home opener or pitch opening day, I’m still going to address it as if it’s another start for me,” Freeland said. “There’s no reason to change your mentality.”On Monday, Freeland retired Reds leadoff batter Jesse Winker but then served up an opposite field home run to Scott Schebler on his third pitch of the game. Freeland lasted 4 2/3 innings and was lifted after throwing 77 pitches.“I was impressed by everything he did last year,” Iannetta said of the lefty. “His stuff is great — his compete level is off the charts. His ability to find ways that when he got in trouble or the game sped up, he found ways to rise ot the occasion which is impressive.”NOTES: Ryan McMahon went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, including his third home run this spring, a 466-foot shot to straightaway center. He’s batting .444 this spring http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , tops in baseball in both Arizona and Florida. “You hear a lot of people say, ‘It’s just spring,’ but when you’re going good, you put it up a little higher,” McMahon said. “I’m definitely excited about where I’m at and just want to try to keep going with it because it’s a very humbling game.” … The Rockies optioned outfielder Noel Cuevas to Triple-A Albuquerque and reassigned infielder Peter Mooney, right-handed pitcher Peter Lambert, and left-handed pitcher Sam Howard to minor league camp. The Rockies now have 35 players in camp, including four non-roster invitees. … Right-handed pitcher Antonio Senzatela is sidelined because of an infected blister on his right heel caused by new shoes. Lefty reliever Chris Rusin has been slowed because of upper back discomfort. … The Rockies have catchers Iannetta, Tom Murphy and Tony Wolters in camp. Will they carry all three in the regular season? “Doubtful,” Black said.