Rockies recalled LHP Christian Friedrich; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with lower back inflammation.
Christian Friedrich (back) will begin playing catch on Tuesday.
Rockies optioned LHP Christian Friedrich to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Christian Friedrich was knocked around a bit in Friday's loss to the Giants, surrendering four runs on five hits in just three innings of work.
Christian Friedrich (back) will pitch in a spring training game for the first time on Monday, though it hasn't been decided whether it will be of the major or minor league variety.
Christian Friedrich (back) will throw live batting practice twice this week.
Christian Friedrich (back) will throw a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday.
Christian Friedrich (back) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session of spring training Monday.
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rays have "some interest" in left-hander Christian Friedrich.
Christian Friedrich reported Friday that his back and neck are feeling much better, and that he's anxious to get back on the mound.
Christian Friedrich is currently limited to long-toss due to a back injury.
Rockies activated LHP Christian Friedrich from the 60-day disabled list.
Rockies transferred LHP Christian Friedrich from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Christian Friedrich said Monday that a CT scan revealed a stress fracture of his L5 vertebrae in his lower back.