Colorado Rockies injury updates: Antonio Senzatela headed for rehab start
Prior to the Colorado Rockies kicking off a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field, Rockies manager Bud Black gave an update on injured pitcher Antonio Senzatela.
Here is the latest injury news and updates on Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela
Senzatela was placed on the 15-day injured list on July 2 with right shoulder inflammation after lasting just two innings in a home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It marks the second time this season that the the 27-year-old right-hander has landed on the injured list, following a stint in May that involved a lower back strain. He also dealt with a hamstring strain in spring training that slowed his progress, although he did break camp with the team and make the Opening Day roster.
Black said that Senzatela will make a start for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday night when they visit the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Black said that Senzatela would throw roughly 75 pitches and/or five innings. The next steps for Senzatela will likely be determined after that start.
“His season has been interrupted a couple of times, but this is the first time with the arm,” Black said of Senzatela. “We think he is going to be fine. His stamina and durability that he has built up over the first four months of the season he hasn’t lost.”
Injuries and slow starts have limited Senzatela to just 60.0 innings this season. When he returns, he will be looking to improve on his season totals of a 4.95 ERA/3.88 FIP/1.800 WHIP.
Taking Senzatela’s place in the rotation has been José Ureña, who made his first start for Colorado at the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 6 and scattered five hits and one run over 6.2 innings of work. The 30-year-old right-hander made his Coors Field debut with the Rockies on Monday night, drawing the start against the Padres.