Freeland (shoulder) will have his start against the Padres on Saturday skipped, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Freeland exited his last start after being hit by a liner, and while he's apparently healthy enough to make his next start, his recent struggles prompted the Rockies to give the ball to Tyler Anderson instead. He owns a respectable 4.03 ERA in 27 starts this season, but the 24-year-old has faltered in three September outings, allowing 10 runs (eight earned) with a 9:9 K:BB through 10.1 innings. It's unclear if he'll rejoin the rotation after Saturday, though even if he doesn't, Freeland could still see some starts down the stretch should an opportunity arise.
Freeland (collarbone) should be OK to make his upcoming scheduled start Saturday against the Padres, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Freeland was lifted from Monday's start after being struck by a comebacker in the fourth inning. He was able to play catch Monday, and though he admitted to being "a little sore," he is confident that he'll be able to make his upcoming start Saturday against the Padres.
Freeland left Monday's game with a left shoulder contusion, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Freeland appears to have escaped with only minor damage after taking a scary line drive off his shoulder in the fourth inning Monday. His timetable will be defined by how he feels as the week progresses, but it's possible he may not even need to miss a start. Consider him day-to-day.
Freeland was forced to leave Monday's game against Arizona in the fourth inning after he was struck on the collarbone with a line drive, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Freeland was replaced by lefty Tyler Anderson. Expect an update on his status after Rockies doctors are able to get a full look at him, but the line drive was clocked at 115 mph, so this could potentially knock him out of action for some time.
Freeland (11-10) took the loss against the Giants on Wednesday, giving up five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks over 3.1 innings while striking out four. The unearned runs were the result of a rare defensive miscue by Nolan Arenado, and the Giants eventually won the game 11-3, so Freeland was hardly alone in his struggles. The left-hander has had a rough second half, posting a 4.95 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 33:15 K:BB in 36.1 innings over eight games, and he hasn't recorded a win since the end of July. He'll be a risky fantasy play Monday on the road against the Diamondbacks.
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