Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande (knee) will not make another start this season, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports. The Rockies haven't ruled out the possibility of Flande returning this season, but it will have to come out of the bullpen, as manager Walt Weiss has already set his rotation for the final week. Because the bruised knee has kept Flande out since Sept. 19, the lefty won't have enough time to get stretched back out for a starting role before the season ends.
Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande (knee) might pitch at some point next week, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports. After announcing Wednesday that rookie Jon Gray (manager's decision) and Jorge De La Rosa (Achilles) would be shut down for the season, Rockies manager Walt Weiss set his rotation for the weekend series against the Dodgers, with Flande not included among the scheduled starters. Flande, who was in line to toe the rubber Friday, will be replaced by David Hale in the outing. The 29-year-old is still recovering from a knee bruise he sustained in a Sept. 19 start, but has shown improvement of late and could be cleared to throw again next week, though it's unclear if he would be available to start or simply as a bullpen option.
Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande (knee) will be bumped off his scheduled start Friday against the Dodgers, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports. Flande, who was forced to exit his start last week against the Padres after taking a line drive to the knee, said that he had showed improvement in recent days, but he's yet to receive clearance for weight-bearing activity. The Rockies will go with David Hale for Friday's start and hope that Flande will be ready to pitch by the following week.
Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande left Saturday's game against the Padres after being stuck on the left knee by a line drive, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. Jedd Gyorko hit one right back at Flande with two out in the top of the third inning, and the ball bounced off Flande's knee and into foul territory in left. Flande was clearly in pain as he walked off the field, but the extent of the injury is uncertain. Christian Bergman came on in relief. Flande's X-rays on his injured left knee came back negative, Groke added. It's unclear if the 29-year-old will return to the rotation with only two weeks remaining in the season.
It was the eve of Independence Day the last time Rockies starter Yohan Flande had an ERA hovering over where it landed on Saturday. Flande pushed it to 4.95, its highest in more than two months, with a miserable start in Seattle. He allowed four runs on six hits before leaving with two out in the fourth inning. He walked two and fanned three. The southpaw gave up at least one run in every inning he pitched but the first. He was tagged by home runs off the bats of Robinson Cano and Jesus Montero. He has surrendered a whopping 12 homers in his last 36 1/3 innings.