Christian Friedrich

#53 RP / Colorado Rockies / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/L

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      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.

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      Rockies' Christian Friedrich: Designated for assignment

      Friedrich was designated for assignment Thursday. The Rockies acquired pitchers Jake McGee and German Marquez on Thursday, forcing the organization to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Friedrich, a former top prospect in the Rockies organization, made 68 appearances in the majors last season, working a 5.25 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 25 walks over 58.1 innings of work. He'll now be subject to waivers.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      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, MLB.com 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 | CBSSports.com

      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 | CBSSports.com

      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 | CBSSports.com

      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 | CBSSports.com

      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 | CBSSports.com

      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 | CBSSports.com

      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 | CBSSports.com

      Report: Christian Friedrich likely to start Saturday

      The Rockies are likely to recall pitcher Christian Friedrich to start Saturday against the Brewers, according to MLB.com 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.

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