Colorado Rockies Rundown: Injuries, Injuries, Injuries!

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Jul 27, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. De La Rosa (29) reacts after the Chicago Cubs score during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

JDLR is done for 2015

(via Twitter)

In more shut down news, the Colorado Rockies are sitting down Jorge De La Rosa for the rest of 2015, which for him likely was going to be two more starts (one last night against Pittsburgh, and one next week in Arizona).

Thomas Harding had that news, too:

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De La Rosa, as we reported, is dealing with an Achilles heel injury. Apparently, he’s been struggling through it for several starts, and only recently it’s gotten so bad that the Rockies have made the decision to shut him down the rest of the way. We speculated as much earlier this week.

As for Flande, also listed in that tweet, he’s given up his Friday night turn in the rotation to David Hale. The lefty is dealing with a comebacker injury he sustained last week against the San Diego Padres, and he can still pitch next week, perhaps in Arizona or San Francisco.

Obviously, neither of these guys should’ve rushed back to the rotation, anyways. The Rox aren’t playing for anything, De La Rosa is going to be counted on quite a bit in 2016 (well… at least until the trade… which we’ll talk more about later), and it’s best not to risk anything dumb in the final ten days.

De La Rosa’s final stats:

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