Quick News: Friedrich, Nieves and Chacin

Christian Friedrich is most likely out for the season with a stress fracture in his lower back. An MRI confirmed what his body was telling him, that pitching was painful for a reason. Friedrich told the DP:

Everytime I tried to throw downhill it would bite at me…I tried to get through the side session and I couldn’t.

Will Nieves cleared waivers and has decided to become a free agent on Saturday, as opposed to a minor-league assignment. He was disappointed, wanting to stay with the team, but would rather find someone that wants him in their lineup.

Jhoulys Chacin was hit pretty hard in his rehab start, giving up a grand slam to Kevin Kouzmanoff. Chacin gave up four runs on five hits in four innings. He did have two K’s and two BB’s in the first of two starts with the Drillers, before moving on to Colorado Springs.

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9 years ago

OMG!To be a Rockies pitcher is a curse.The organization should start taking accident insurance out on a kid as soon as we sign him.

9 years ago
Reply to  GARY

No kidding, Gary. Weird injuries too. We all expect the blown out elbows and shoulders, but we’ve had the only guy to break his neck getting hit by a line drive, two guys (Cook and now Chacin) with weird nerve impingement things, Friedrich with a stress fracture in his back, “loose bodies” in Nicasio’s knee … what’s next?

9 years ago

Edgmer Escalona and Matt McBride called up; Friedrich and Cuddyer to the 15 day DL. Escalona we know about. I’m interested to see McBride get some playing time. 27 years old, former catcher, presumably not good enough defensively for more than emergency use there. Here’s what I’d like to see: if Helton is going to stick around (and come back next year), and if he’s not going to slide into the Giambi role, they’ve at least got to sit him… Read more »

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