Herrera, Paulk share Rockies honor

Rockies utility man Jonathan Herrera and first baseman Micahel Paulk were named co-winners of the annual Abby Greer Award, which goes each spring to the player from the player development system who is the most valuable player of Spring Training.

Herrera entered Tuesday hitting .383 with a .474 on-base percentage, five doubles and eight RBIs, while playing shortstop, second base, third base and the outfield corners. Paulk hit .295 with three triples and three doubles, and drove in 10 runs.

The award is named after a young Rockies fan who lost her life in an accident following a game at Coors Field on Aug. 26, 2002.

Here’s the inscrption on the award:

This annual award, presented at the conclusion of spring training, is dedicated to the memory of a young Rockies fan, Abby Greer. The recipient of this award best represents Abby’s love of the game, her pursuit of perfection, and her desire to be the best she could be, whether it was climbing a tree or playing sports.

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