Rockies part ways with Atkins
Non-tendered third baseman becomes free agent
DENVER -- It was an expected, if unpleasant, 30th birthday move for third baseman Garret Atkins.The Rockies parted ways with Atkins, who hit .226 in 2009 and lost his starting position to Ian Stewart.
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.