It seems that the Colorado Rockies rotation will be back to full strength when the three-game set with the Miami Marlins ends at Coors Field on Wednesday afternoon.
Here is the latest injury news involving Colorado Rockies starting pitchers Kyle Freeland and Antonio Senzatela
According to Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black, Antonio Senzatela will be activated off of the 15-day injured list in time for Colorado’s matinee matchup against the Marlins on Wednesday. The 27-year-old right-hander was placed on the injured list on May 17 with a lower back strain after lasting just two innings in a May 16 home start against the San Francisco Giants.
In 29.2 innings this season covering seven starts, Senzatela has allowed 48 hits on his way to a 1.888 WHIP. His ERA sits at 4.55 while his FIP is 4.18.
Meanwhile, the Rockies indeed appear to have “dodged a bullet” with Freeland after he had to be helped off the field after the final pitch of his Sunday afternoon start in Washington against the Nationals. After throwing his 103rd pitch of the day, Freeland landed awkwardly on his left foot on his delivery follow-through, causing what was termed as an “impingement” that resulted in enough pain that Freeland had to leave the game.
However, quickly after the Sunday game, the Rockies and Freeland said that X-rays were negative and he was unlikely to miss any time on the mound. Both Freeland and Black confirmed that on Monday morning, meaning that Freeland will be back on the mound later this week when the Atlanta Braves pay a visit to Denver.
Freeland has a 4.96 ERA/4.14 FIP/1.557 WHIP in 10 starts spanning 52.2 innings.
With Freeland staying in the lineup and Senzatela returning, it’s likely that the Rockies will return Ryan Feltner, making the start on Memorial Day against the Marlins, back to Triple-A in time for Senzatela to be activated.