Rotowire: Mar 28 / 12:26p ET
News: Parker was optioned to the minors Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The former first-round pick (26th overall in 2010) made a fairly strong case for a roster spot, going 13-for-39 (.333 average) with five doubles and six walks in 21 games, but the Rockies simply have better options at first base and in the corner outfield. That said, Parker will likely find himself on the short list of in-season replacement candidates if he gets off to a hot start at Triple-A. He posted a .289/.336/.450 line at that level last year, though that was with Colorado Springs.
Rotowire: Feb 27 / 6:19p ET
News: Parker will vie for an Opening Day roster spot with the Rockies during spring training, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.
Impact: Parker won't get a chance to compete for a starting job at any position, but his ability to play either of the corner outfield spots in addition to first base will aid his chances of claiming a reserve job. However, with manager Walt Weiss expressing a desire to keep only four bench bats as the team looks to stock up relievers, Parker would seem a safer bet to open the season at Triple-A Albuquerque. Parker's cause is further hurt by the fact that he didn't exactly impress during his multiple stints with the big club in 2014, reaching base on five of his 26 plate appearances while striking out 14 times.