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Christian Friedrich | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Rockies recalled LHP Christian Friedrich from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Friedrich registered a rough 9.45 ERA and 2.18 WHIP in 13 1/3 innings with the Rockies earlier this season. And he hasn't fared much better at the Triple-A level. Aug 27 - 5:30 PM

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Rockies optioned LHP Christian Friedrich to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Friedrich put up a hideous 9.45 ERA, 2.18 WHIP and 14/8 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings during his time in the rotation. It's not clear who will replace him in the rotation, but the recently acquired Jair Jurrjens is an option.
Jul 3 - 5:47 PM

Christian Friedrich's struggles continued, as he allowed five runs over 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Friedrich has made three starts this season, and allowed five-plus runs in all three of them (all losses, of course). On Tuesday, the lefty struggled with command, allowing five hits but walking four while striking out three. Friedrich carries an abysmal 9.45 ERA with a 2.18 WHIP, and a 14/8 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings. He'll go up against the Dodgers at home in his next start.
Jul 1 - 10:34 PM

Christian Friedrich fell to 0-2, allowing five runs over four innings in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Friedrich has had an ugly start to his major league career, having now allowed 14 runs (nine earned) over his first ten innings. On Thursday, the lefty allowed nine hits -- including two first-inning home runs to Rickie Weeks and Aramis Ramirez -- while walking one and striking out eight. He'll look for improved results in his next start against the Nationals on the road.
Jun 27 - 12:22 AM

Christian Friedrich yielded nine runs -- four earned -- in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Brewers.

Friedrich hadn't appeared in a major league game since 2012 and looked the part on Saturday afternoon at Coors Field. He'll likely be sent back to Triple-A next week.
Jun 21 - 8:02 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Christian Friedrich from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He'll come up to make the start Saturday against the Brewers. Friedrich hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012 and owns a 7.89 ERA in 13 starts this season in Triple-A. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Jun 21 - 1:48 PM

The Rockies are expected to recall Christian Friedrich to start on Saturday against the Brewers.

He's taking the rotation spot of the demoted Juan Nicasio. Friedrich gave up seven runs and 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings in his last start at Triple-A Colorado Springs and holds a 7.89 ERA overall on the year. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jun 19 - 11:26 PM

Christian Friedrich struggled in a losing effort against the Giants on Friday, surrendering three runs on six hits over his 3 2/3 innings of work.

The 26-year-old left-hander walked one and struck out two in the ballgame. He was victimized by Hunter Pence who knocked a pair of solo homers over the boards. He’s in camp competing for one of the final spots in the Rockies rotation, but is far too inconsistent to trust in mixed leagues.
Mar 14 - 7:11 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Christian Friedrich to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Friedrich struck out six over 3 2/3 innings this spring, but he also allowed seven hits, walked three and gave up three runs. After being limited to just 14 2/3 innings in the minors last season due to back issues, he needs to log some more Triple-A time.
Mar 13 - 10:56 PM

Christian Friedrich allowed one run and struck out three over 1 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks Monday.

Friedrich gave up three hits and two walks, but the three punchouts helped him allow just the one run. The left-hander was limited to just 14 2/3 innings in the minors last season due to back issues and is a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster.
Mar 3 - 10:58 PM

Christian Friedrich has changed his foot placement on the pitching rubber in order to prevent him throwing across his body.

The thinking is that Friedrich will put less pressure on his chronically sore back this way. It's apparently worked, as Troy Renck of the Denver Post says Friedrich has been "among the Rockies' surprises in camp." The big left-hander was limited to just 14 2/3 innings in the minors last season due to back issues after making 16 starts for the Rockies in 2012. He'll likely open the year in the Triple-A rotation.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 21 - 10:01 AM

Christian Friedrich (back) has begun throwing bullpen sessions, per Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Friedrich dealt with lower back inflammation that limited him to 14 2/3 innings in the minors last season. Renck said the left-hander has had to alter his mechanics to compensate for the issues. The 26-year-old made 16 starts for the Rockies in his rookie season in 2012 and, while the Rockies have a few starters vying for rotation spots, Friedrich should have a shot at breaking camp with the club this spring.
Feb 8 - 11:10 PM

Rockies activated LHP Christian Friedrich from the 60-day disabled list.

Friedrich was limited to just four starts at the Triple-A level this season due to ongoing back issues. His status for spring training remains uncertain.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 07:13:00 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Christian Friedrich; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with lower back inflammation.

The move was actually made prior to Thursday's game in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Jeff Manship. Friedrich has made just four starts this season due to back issues and remains out indefinitely.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Christian Friedrich (back) will begin playing catch on Tuesday.

Friedrich hasn't made a start for Triple-A Colorado Springs since April 21 due to a recurring back injury. The left-hander's season ended prematurely last year due to a stress fracture in his back, and he had flare-ups both in spring training and last month at Triple-A. He said he's "getting better," but there's no timetable for his return.
Mon, May 6, 2013 09:12:00 PM

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2Michael McKenry
3Jackson Williams
1B1Justin Morneau
2Matt McBride
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Matzek
8Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio
9Christian Friedrich