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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.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:25:22 -0700
The Colorado Rockies will continue to use a form of the four-man rotation next season, according to general manager Dan O'Dowd. Four starters would be on a 75-pitch count and four "hybrid" pitchers would be on roster that would be trained starters limited to 50 pitches. SPs Jorge De La Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, Jeff Francis and Drew Pomeranz could be the four starters next year, followed by Ps Tyler Chatwood, Alex White, Juan Nicasio and Christian Friedrich as the piggyback pitchers. The Rockies have pitched better this year since making the change; before the switch the starters were 13-20 with a 6.28 ERA and after the switch they are 11-26 with a 5.61 ERA in 64 games.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:13:36 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich's (back) CT scan revealed a stress fracture of his L5 vertebrae. He is receiving electronic bone stimulation treatment.