The Colorado Rockies announced Friday that starting pitcher Aaron Cook, already sidelined with shoulder soreness, is out indefinitely after breaking his right ring finger when he accidentally shut it in a door.. Jorge De La Rosa meanwhile will skip his next start with a minor injury.
The Colorado Rockies have reportedly told Felipe Paulino that he will be moving to the bullpen and his remaining spring appearances will prepare him for that role, narrowing the competition for fifth starter and giving some clarity to the bullpen competition.
As we look the current state of Colorado Rockies position battles, the competition for starting second baseman has narrowed considerably since the start of spring training, while the fight for a job in the starting rotation appears to just be getting started.
Aaron Cook had been schedule to start for the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, but as MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports, he has been pushed back again and Esmil Rogers will pitch three innings in his place.
The Associated Press reports that Clay Mortensen, acquired by the Colorado Rockies from the Oakland Athletics last month for minor-league pitcher Ethan Hollingsworth, hopes to impress his new team this spring and win a major-league job.
If the Colorado Rockies’ anticipated rotation can account for the vast majority of the team’s starts, the Rockies could be in line for a season more like 2009 than 2010. But what happens if the rotation is again hit with injuries?