Colorado Rockies injury news: Antonio Senzatela heads to IL
By Kevin Henry
After lasting just two innings in his home start on Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has landed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation.
With Antonio Senzatela landing on the injured list, the Colorado Rockies will have to shuffle their rotation heading into the final stretch before the All-Star break.
Senzatela was hammered by the Diamondbacks in his two innings of work, giving up three runs on four hits, including a home run as the Colorado Rockies dropped a 9-3 decision. It was part of a season that has seen Senzatela last just 60.0 innings over 13 starts, logging a 4.95 ERA/3.88 FIP/1.800 WHIP.
Opponents are hitting .365 against Senzatela this season as he has given up 93 hits in his 60.0 innings.
This will be the second stint on the injured list this season for the 27-year-old right-hander, who missed time earlier this year with a lower back strain. Senzatela returned on June 1 against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field and surrendered 13 hits in 5.1 innings.
Filling Senzatela’s place on the active roster is Ashton Goudeau, who has made one start for the Rockies in his 27 games of action covering parts of three seasons. Colorado manager Bud Black hinted on Saturday that Goudeau could be used as a starter or long reliever with the Rockies.
Senzatela’s next start is scheduled for Wednesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, so the Rockies will have to figure out if that spot is filled by Goudeau or another option. Ryan Feltner has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque as the Rockies moved Austin Gomber back into the rotation in time for Saturday’s home start against Arizona.
In other Rockies pitching news, starter Germán Márquez, who left his start on Wednesday against the Dodgers with a cut on his right thumb, told reporters before Saturday’s game that he plans to make his next start, scheduled for Tuesday at Chavez Ravine.