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Chris Rusin | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
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Chris Rusin tossed two shutout innings Sunday in his first spring start against the Diamondbacks.
It was an easy afternoon outing for the 30-year-old left-hander, who delivered a 1-2-3 first inning and worked around a leadoff single by Oswaldo Arcia in the second. Rusin is being stretched out as a starter this spring, but he figures to wind up in long relief. Feb 26 - 5:06 PM

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Rockies activated LHP Chris Rusin from the 15-day disabled list.

Rusin wound up missing six weeks with a left shoulder strain. He returns to a long relief role.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Rockies placed LHP Chris Rusin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.

The injury opens the door for Jorge De La Rosa to return to the starting rotation. It's poor timing as Rusin was coming off his best start of the season Wednesday against the Dodgers (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R). Shoulder injuries can be tricky so we wouldn't expect a quick recovery. Rusin owns a middling 4.12 ERA over 12 outings this year (seven starts).
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 05:57:00 PM

Chris Rusin combined with four relievers on a shutout of the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Rusin allowed three hits over six innings before being taken out in a double-switch in the seventh. If the Rockies hadn't scored that inning, Rusin would have remained winless in seven starts this season. The Rockies, though, did take a 1-0 lead that the bullpen held on to from there. Rusin isn't any sort of option in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 01:34:00 AM

Chris Rusin was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Giants, surrendering six runs on 11 hits over his five frames.

Rusin walked three and struck out three in the contest. The Giants got to him early and often in this one, scoring all six of their runs in the first four innings, including a solo homer by Denard Span. Now 1-3 on the season, Rusin will carry a 4.75 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into Friday's start against the Padres in San Diego.
Sun, May 29, 2016 09:25:00 PM

Chris Rusin allowed two earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Matt Holliday got to Rusin for a two-run double in the bottom of the third inning. That proved to be the only offense of the night for either side. Rusin lowered his ERA in the loss, from 4.85 to 4.50. He's lined up to pitch at Fenway Park next.
Wed, May 18, 2016 11:10:00 PM

Chris Rusin allowed four runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

In his last two starts, the left-hander has given up 23 combined hits -- but zero homers -- and 11 runs in 10 innings of work. On Tuesday, Rusin danced around trouble until the sixth inning, when the Diamondbacks plated all four of their runs. Through seven appearances, including three starts, the 29-year-old owns a 4.85 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. He'll look for a better showing Tuesday at the Cardinals.
Wed, May 11, 2016 12:54:00 AM

Chris Rusin was ineffective in Thursday's win over the Giants, surrendering seven runs on 13 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The Rockies scored 13 runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 17-3 lead, but despite that monstrous lead, Rusin would immediately run into trouble in the bottom of the frame and was pulled with one out. The Giants would score four runs before the longest fifth inning in the history of mankind (estimated) finally came to a close. Rusin will take a 4.33 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a home showdown with the Diamondbacks.
Fri, May 6, 2016 01:44:00 AM

Chris Rusin baffled the Diamondbacks in Saturday's victory, tossing five scoreless innings on just one hit, while striking out six.

Rusin was lifted after five innings, as it was only his first start of the year and he’s not yet stretched out, but he was very good in a difficult ballpark. The lefty had a 77.8 percent ground-ball rate and struck out more than a batter per inning. Yeah, he walked three, but getting out of Arizona with only one hit allowed is a job well done -- especially when the other option was trotting Jordan Lyles out for another start. Rusin still isn’t worth picking up in fantasy leagues, even with the strong showing. He has a 1.69 ERA in 16 innings and will face the Giants on the road, if he continues to get the ball every fifth day.
Sun, May 1, 2016 12:03:00 AM

Chris Rusin will start Friday against the Diamondbacks.

He'll take Jordan Lyles' spot in the rotation. Rusin has pitched out of the bullpen so far this season, but he was a starter most of last season while putting up a 5.33 ERA and 86/41 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings. He's not a fantasy option.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Chris Rusin (finger) will throw another session of live batting practice on Wednesday.

It will be his second since he suffered an injury to his left middle finger. While Rusin is making progress, he hasn't pitched in a game yet this spring, so a stint on the disabled list seems like a given.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 07:06:00 PM

Chris Rusin (finger) played catch Wednesday.

It was his first time throwing a baseball in six days. Rusin has been slowed by inflammation in his left middle finger and is at least a week away from making his Cactus League debut. The left-handed swingman could begin running out of time to crack the Opening Day roster. He had a 5.33 ERA in 22 starts and two relief appearances last year for Colorado.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 07:22:00 PM

Chris Rusin (finger) has been scratched from Friday's start against the Athletics.

He's dealing with inflammation in his left middle finger. The Rockies haven't announced who will take his place. Rusin posted a dismal 5.62 ERA in 22 starts for Colorado last season. The 29-year-old doesn't carry much fantasy value.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 06:40:00 PM

Chris Rusin was unable to last six innings in Sunday's win over the Dodgers, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Rusin struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. The first run to score off him was unearned, as it came home on a Nolan Arenado error in the second inning. The next three? Earned in quiet fashion an inning later, when the Dodgers worked an infield RBI single and a pair of RBI ground outs. Rusin will carry a 5.37 ERA and 1.62 WHIP into his final start of the season when he heads to San Francisco for a date with the Giants.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 07:35:00 PM

Chris Rusin allowed six runs on eight hits over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Rusin kept the ball in the yard, but eight hits and four walks provided the Pirates with plenty of opportunities to score. The loss dropped Rusin to 5-9 with a 5.39 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the year. A date with the Dodgers is on tap for Sunday.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Ian Desmond
2Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
3Chris Denorfia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jeff Hoffman
6German Marquez
7Yency Almonte
8Shane Carle
9Zach Jemiola
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Mike Dunn
4Jason Motte
5Chad Qualls
6Scott Oberg
7Chris Rusin
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Jairo Diaz
11Rayan Gonzalez
12Sam Moll
13Matt Carasiti