Cook’s first spring start for Rockies pushed back
The Associated Press reports that Colorado Rockies pitcher , who had been in line to start early next week, will miss his first start of the spring with lingering shoulder soreness. From the report:
Rockies managersaid Thursday that Cook remains on a training program and that he will have to throw a bullpen session and likely throw live batting practice before he is cleared to pitch in an exhibition game.
Cook, who insisted the soreness was nothing out of the ordinary, was in line to start Tuesday at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks or Wednesday at the San Francisco Giants.
If the problem lingers to deeply into spring, the door could be open for, , or others to challenge for a spot in the rotation.