Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:01:07 -0800
The Colorado Rockies exercised RP Matt Belisle's $4.25 million option for the 2014 season Monday, Nov. 4. There are no current plans to work out a long-term extension, however, but the team isn't looking to trade him. Belisle went 5-7 with a 4.32 ERA this year. The team also reinstated SP Christian Friedrich (back) from the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:36:19 -0700
The Colorado Rockies placed SP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation Thursday, Aug. 8. In corresponding moves, they recalled P Jeff Manship from the minors and placed SP Christian Friedrich (back) on the 60-day DL. "Tyler threw a bullpen (Tuesday), really to test his hamstring," manager Walt Weiss said. "Then today he had inflammation in his elbow. Tyler has been really good. When it rains it pours. That's a guy you would love to run out there when we are struggling like we are."
Fantasy Tip: Chad Bettis could stay in the rotation now, or the team could turn to Jeff Francis to take Chatwood's spot. Bettis probably makes more sense, but he should only be an option in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:59:53 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich (back) is making his way back from a sore lower back. He will finally pitch in a spring game Monday, March 18, and the plan is for him to throw two innings. He has been working on a changeup to complement his two-seam fastball.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:13:20 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich (back) threw his third bullpen session of the spring Tuesday, March 5, as he works his way back from a stress fracture in his back that cut his season short last year. He was scheduled for 50 pitches with rest in between the first 25 throws. Friedrich might pitch in a simulated game Friday, March 8. "The arm's been healthy the whole time. It's just making sure we're taking it step-by-step, which is good and cautious, but my patience is tested," he said.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:29:44 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich (back, neck) is scheduled to throw a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Feb. 27. He will throw another bullpen session this week before throwing live batting practice. He could pitch in a spring training game next week if he does not have any setbacks.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:07:05 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich (back, neck) is not on the Cactus League pitching schedule. He is recovering from a stress fracture in his lower back, and back soreness and neck stiffness which delayed him recently. He said Friday, Feb. 22, he is feeling much better, and is pushing to get back on the mound.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:55:58 -0800
Colorado Rockies Ps Edwar Cabrera (illness) and Christian Friedrich (back) are slightly behind the other pitchers in camp.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:57:25 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich (back) will begin lightly throwing this week, and he's expected to compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Sat, 03 Nov 2012 12:15:04 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (knee) and SPs Christian Friedrich (back) and Juan Nicasio (knee) have been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:44:32 -0700
The Colorado Rockies moved SP Christian Friedrich (back) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Sept. 20, to make room on the roster for SP Jorge De La Rosa.