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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Rockies Notes: Christian Friedrich Making Progress in Rehab

By on 2/09/2014 08:00:00 AM

Colorado Rockies starter Christian Friedrich dealt with lower back pain last season, which limited him to throwing only 14.2 innings in the minors.  In 2012, the left-hander made his MLB debut with the club, starting 16 games.  Friedrich is now making progress with the injury, according to Troy Renck.

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Friedrich, 26, had to alter his mechanics to compensate for the back issue.  He has begun to throw bullpen sessions, which is considered a positive step.  Although Friedrich struggled in 2012 with the Rockies, posting a 6.17 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP, the lefty did have a more promising FIP (4.63) and SIERA (4.05).  He throws a 92 MPH fastball, slider, curveball, and changeup.

If healthy, there is a chance Christian Friedrich could make the Colorado Rockies out of Spring Training. 

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