Christian Friedrich

#53 RP / San Diego Padres / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/L

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      Padres' Christian Friedrich: Wins first game of season

      Friedrich (1-1) dazzled Friday against the Diamondbacks, tossing seven scoreless innings in which he only allowed three hits and a walk while fanning five. The 28-year-old has made the most of his opportunity in the rotation, and he bounced back nicely after going 3.1 innings on his last start against the Dodgers exactly one week ago. The five strikeouts are a season-high mark for him, and he lowered his ERA to 1.65. He will look to keep it going in his next start Wednesday against the Mariners.

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      Padres' Christian Friedrich: Struggles with control Friday

      Friedrich allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two over 3.1 innings, but received no decision Friday against the Dodgers. Friedrich struggled to keep the Dodgers' hitters off the bases, leading to an early exit in a game the Padres would eventually win. Despite holding a 2.89 ERA in his two starts, his WHIP is at 2.04. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Giants.

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      Padres' Christian Friedrich: To stick in rotation

      Friedrich will continue to hold Andrew Cashner's spot in the starting rotation in the short term, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports. He is the probable starter for Friday's game against the Dodgers at home, and should then pitch again next week in San Francisco while Cashner (hamstring) continues to heal up. Friedrich has a 6.32 ERA in 104 innings as a starter in the big leagues, and while he wasn't punished for it (one earned run), he walked six over six innings in his last start for the Padres, so there is a lot of downside in deploying him in standard leagues.

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      Padres' Christian Friedrich: Should get another start Thursday

      The Padres plan on giving Friedrich another start, most likely Thursday against the Giants, the San Diego Union-Tribune speculates. The Padres haven't confirmed their starters for the week, but they have two starters on the DL right now in Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner. Monday's off-day offers some flexibility for them, but they had a "bullpen day" Saturday that ultimately became a 12-inning game, so they'll probably need someone that can give them some depth.

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      Padres' Christian Friedrich: Impresses in return to majors Friday

      Friedrich (0-1) struggled with his control in an otherwise strong major league return, surrendering six walks but only four hits and an earned run over six innings in Friday's 1-0 loss to the Brewers. He struck out four. The former first-round pick simply couldn't get the ball across the plate on a consistent enough basis, sabotaging what was otherwise a stellar start in a tough hitter's park. Friedrich did keep a Brewers lineup with some renowned lefty mashers at bay throughout his time on the mound, inducing ten double-digit ground balls. With Andrew Cashner (hamstring) on the 15-day DL, the 28-year-old figures get multiple opportunities to show what he can do at the major league level.

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      Padres' Christian Friedrich: Officially promoted for Friday's start

      Friedrich was officially called up to start Friday against the Brewers. A first-round pick (25th overall) in 2008, he will get another chance at the major league level with Andrew Cashner (hamstring) landing on the 15-day DL. Friedrich has been clobbered to the tune of a 5.81 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in his 19 appearances (16 starts) at the highest level to this point, and he hasn't exactly been beating the door down with his performance at Triple-A El Paso this season (4.66 ERA, 1.66 WHIP).

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      Padres' Christian Friedrich: Will start Friday

      Friedrich will start Friday against the Brewers, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The Padres needed to fill a spot in their rotation with Andrew Cashner pushed back at least a few days with a hamstring injury, and they will hand the ball to Friedrich for his first start as a Padre, and also his first in the big leagues since July 1, 2014. Friedrich posted a 4.66 ERA in two starts with Triple-A El Paso this year, and so this could just be a spot start for him, depending on Cashner's status moving forward.

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      Padres' Christian Friedrich: Signs minor league deal with Padres

      Friedrich agreed to a minor league contract with the Padres on Thursday. Friedrich will join big league camp with the Padres, but he is dealing with an injury and will be brought along slowly this spring, which makes him a candidate to open the season on the disabled list. He will be considered for a spot in the Padres' bullpen once he is back at 100 percent.

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      Rockies' Christian Friedrich: Returned to Rockies

      Friedrich has been returned to the Rockies due to medical issues. The Angels reportedly raised some concerns with the southpaw's initial medical evaluation, and the commissioner's office agreed with that. His stay with the former club isn't expected to last long, as the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders indicates the Rockies intend to release him. While his grotesque numbers from last season (5.25 ERA, 1.71 WHIP with just 45 strikeouts in 58.1 innings) would seem to indicate he's not ready for a big league stage, it's worth noting that Friedrich's home stats accumulated in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field. Still, he's not likely to factor much into fantasy leagues in 2016 even if he does latch on elsewhere.

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      Angels' Christian Friedrich: Claimed off waivers by Angels on Friday

      Friedrich was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Friedrich was designated for assignment last Thursday by the Rockies, and the Angels swiped the lefty up. The Angels don't have many lefties in the bullpen, so the 28-year-old should help provide some depth in that category. Friedrich had some troubles last season out of the bullpen, though, as he posted a 5.25 ERA in his first full season in the majors.