The Colorado Rockies are in the Windy City to take on the Chicago Cubs and there is plenty happening on the personnel front.
Nick Groke of The Athletic reported earlier today that Colorado Rockies prospect Peter Lambert had made his way to Wrigley Field and will start Thursday’s series finale against the Cubs. There will still need to be a roster move made in order for Lambert to join not only the active roster but the 40-man roster as well. We had some thoughts about what those moves might entail in this article.
With Lambert taking the Thursday slot, the rotation for the Rockies heading into a three-game road series against the New York Mets has shifted as well. Groke reports that Antonio Senzatela will start on Friday, which pushes Jon Gray‘s start back to Saturday. Gray has been dealing with a “hot spot” on his throwing hand and the move will allow Gray another day for the issue to improve.
German Marquez will get the start on Sunday in Colorado’s final game of the six-game road trip.
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Additionally, Charlie Blackmon has been sent to Triple-A for a rehab assignment. The All-Star outfielder has been dealing with a right calf strain and was placed on the injured list on May 27 (retroactive to May 24). He will suit up for the Albuquerque Isotopes on Wednesday and Thursday in their games in Omaha and will then be re-evaluated to see if he can return to the active roster.
Speaking of Omaha, we are waiting to see if Colorado Opening Day starter Kyle Freeland will pitch for the Isotopes on Thursday against the Storm Chasers. A starter has not been named for Thursday yet, and that would fall on the day that Freeland could fit into the rotation. He last pitched for the Rockies on May 30, giving up seven hits and five runs in three innings of work against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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