PITTSBURGH – Before tonight’s game between the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, Rockies manager Bud Black updated the media, including Rox Pile, about some impending roster moves and some injury updates.
Kris Bryant is out of the starting lineup for the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday
For the second straight game, Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant will not be in the starting lineup. He was scratched from Monday’s lineup with back soreness after he missed nearly a month due to a back injury.
Currently, Bryant is day-to-day but Black said that an IL stint is “possible.” “He’s going through some exercises (but he’s) still not right so he’s going to continue (working) with the medical staff,” Black said.
Bryant only returned from the 10-day IL this past Saturday, played in two games, and has been out since.
Antonio Senzatela had a bullpen session at PNC Park on Tuesday
At about 2:45 PM E.T. on Tuesday, Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela (strained lower back) had a bullpen session at PNC Park today and all went well.
He will likely head to join Triple-A Albuquerque to make a rehab start with them in Round Rock, Texas on Friday.
Peter Lambert is also progressing with the Albuquerque Isotopes
Peter Lambert (forearm inflammation) made a rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday in Salt Lake City. He went two innings and allowed one hit, no runs, walked one, and struck two.
Bud Black said that he and head trainer Keith Dugger talked to Lambert and things are progressing well and that Lambert is “encouraged” with his progress. Next, he will make a start of three or four innings and try to stretch out more but Black thinks that Lambert is “really close” to “feeling like a regular, normal pitcher.”
Ryan Feltner will start for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday
With Senzatela being out, Ryan Feltner joined the team in Pittsburgh on Monday but today, Bud Black officially announced that he will be the starter for the Colorado Rockies for Wednesday’s day game.
Black also said that Feltner is fully stretched out and could make “100 pitches or more” for them.
We will have further updates if they come from PNC Park throughout the series.