Christian Friedrich

#53 RP / Colorado Rockies / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 lb Age: 28 College: Eastern Kentucky Bats/Throws R/L

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    • by R.J. White |

      Rockies' Christian Friedrich impressing with slider

      Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich has hit his stride with his slider as he continues to build upon a strong performance from last season after being moved to the bullpen, reports. "I saw a real good slider, the slider we saw last September -- the one that disappears, especially to left-handed hitters," manager Walt Weiss said. "He's in a good place. Maybe the velocity is not quite what it was when we saw him in September. It's ticking up. But the slider is a swing-and-miss pitch." Friedrich has surrendered just one earned run in six innings while striking out two batters and walking two. "The hard thing that every pitcher does when they feel they've got the stuff is, they want to show everybody they've got the stuff," Friedrich said. "I've had games where I was teetering on the edge of, 'I feel really good tonight; let's see what comes out,' then there's a lack of execution. As a starter, some days the two-seamer was 87, 88 [mph]. Now it's coming out harder, 90 [or] 91."

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Rockies bring up pitcher, catcher from Colorado Springs

      The Rockies have promoted pitcher Christian Friedrich and catcher Jackson Williams from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Friedrich is coming up despite a 7.00 ERA at that level and 9.45 ERA in three starts with Colorado. Williams owns a stat line of .256/.353/.368 with the Sky Sox.

    • by Chris Towers |

      Christian Friedirch sent down, leaving Sunday start open

      Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs Thursday, to make room on the active roster for Nolan Arenado's return from the disabled list. Sending Friedrich down opens up a spot in the rotation for the Rockies, as he was set to start Sunday against the Dodgers. The team's plans are not yet known.

    • by R.J. White |

      Christian Friedrich struggles in loss vs. Nationals

      Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich took a loss Tuesday after giving up five earned runs on five hits and four walks in just 3 1/3 innings and striking out three in his team's 7-1 defeat against the Nationals. Friedrich (0-3) gave up three runs in the first inning, and the Nationals were able to score four more in the fourth, with two of those runs getting charged to the starter. His outings have gotten progressively worse, and he's lost all three of his starts with the major-league club. Friedrich owns a 9.45 ERA and 14:8 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Dodgers Sunday.

    • by Chris Towers |

      Christian Friedrich rocked again by Brewers

      Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich was hit hard again Thursday, in a 7-4 loss to the Brewers. After allowing four earned runs in six innings in his first start of the season -- also against the Brewers -- Friedrich had trouble yet again this time around. He was charged with five runs on nine hits in four innings of work this time around, though he did strike out eight batters while walking just one on 87 pitches. Friedrich has lost each of his two starts since joining the Rockies' rotation, while allowing nine earned runs in 10 innings. His next turn in the rotation is set for Tuesday in Washington.

    • by R.J. White |

      Christian Friedrich takes loss Saturday vs. Brewers

      Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich was charged with a loss Saturday after giving up nine runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 9-4 defeat against the Brewers. Friedrich (0-1) wasn't able to earn a positive result in his 2014 debut, but he was victimized by unearned runs during both the second and third innings, when the Brewers scored eight runs against the pitcher. Friedrich doesn't have another start scheduled, but he could be an option Thursday in a series opener against the Brewers.

    • by Chris Cwik |

      Christian Friedrich called up for start Saturday

      Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich has been called up for a start Saturday. The move had been rumored, and shouldn't come as a big surprise. The team demoted Kyle Parker in order to make room for Friedrich on the active roster.

    • by Chris Towers |

      Report: Christian Friedrich likely to start Saturday

      The Rockies are likely to recall pitcher Christian Friedrich to start Saturday against the Brewers, according to Thursday. Friedrich, who has not appeared in the majors since 2012, is expected to fill the recently vacated rotation spot opened by a slew of injuries and underperformance. Friedrich has not been confirmed as the starter, however his status on the 40-man roster and recent pitching schedule suggest he is the most-likely option. Friedrich has struggled at Triple-A Colorado Springs this season, posting a 7.89 ERA in 13 starts. He had a 6.17 ERA in 84 2/3 innings for the Rockies in 2012 before a back injury ended his season.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Rockies send four down to minors

      The Rockies have optioned left-hander Christian Friedrich, infielder Cristhian Adames, first baseman Kyle Parker and outfielder Kent Matthes down to the minors on Thursday, reports.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Christian Friedrich has no restrictions

      Rockies starting pitcher Christian Friedrich, who missed most of last season due to a back injury, is eager to start Monday's spring game against the Diamondbacks. "I'm throwing everything now," Friedrich said, per The Denver Post. "Some of the pitches I threw (Tuesday in live batting practice) felt really good. I was really able to let them go. I've had no issues with the back. There are no brakes being put on me, so whatever I can handle, I can handle." With the news Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) might not be ready for opening day, there could be two spots in the rotation up for grabs this spring. Friedrich believes he is far enough along in his recovery to compete for a rotation job, but he knows the decision isn't up to him. "I've been around this team long enough to know that we are going to need seven our eight guys through the course of our season," Friedrich said. "So you don't look at just those five spots."

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