Freeland (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game in St. Louis this weekend, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Freeland's left shoulder checked out fine after he faced hitters Tuesday, so he'll join the Rockies on their road trip and complete another simulated game, presumably Sunday. Manager Bud Black suggested that Freeland would likely require a minor-league rehab assignment before rejoining the Rockies, so don't expect him to be activated from the 10-day injured list until the second half of May.
Freeland (shoulder) is pitching in a simulated game Tuesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Freeland's progression to facing hitters is a positive sign as he looks to move past the left shoulder strain that has sidelined him since late in spring training. The southpaw may require at least one more rehab start or simulated-game appearance Tuesday before the Rockies are comfortable activating him from the 10-day injured list, perhaps at some point late next week.
Freeland (shoulder) completed a bullpen session Tuesday and could throw a simulated game early next week, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Manager Bud Black said the bullpen session was "outstanding," so the left-hander appears to be progressing well in his rehab from the shoulder strain. Freeland continues to build up his arm strength, and facing live hitters should be one of the final hurdles before he's cleared for his season debut.
Freeland (shoulder) threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Freeland has been sidelined for just over a month due to a shoulder strain, and he threw off a mound for the first time Friday. He threw at about an 85 percent effort level in Saturday's bullpen session and didn't have any issues with his shoulder afterward. While Freeland's recent progress has been encouraging, he still doesn't have a clear timetable to return to action since he'll need to build his arm strength back up.
Freeland (shoulder) threw off a mound Friday and will throw a full bullpen session Saturday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Freeland suffered a shoulder strain exactly one month ago and was initially expected to miss at least a month. That estimate may not be too far off, but he still has some work to do as he builds his arm strength back up and doesn't have a clear timeline for his return to action.
Freeland (shoulder) has increased his throwing intensity recently but still hasn't thrown off a mound, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Freeland recently resumed playing light catch and has continued to make progress over the past week. He joined the Rockies for their current road trip in Los Angeles, but he still doesn't have a timetable to return to game action. The left-hander will have to get back on the mound and build back up before he's cleared to make his season debut. Chi Chi Gonzalez should continue to serve as a member of the starting rotation while Freeland is sidelined.
Freeland (shoulder) has resumed playing light catch, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Freeland is slated to miss at least a month after he suffered a left shoulder strain in late March, but he recently resumed throwing. The southpaw remains without a timetable to return, and Chi Chi Gonzalez should continue to fill in as a starter in Freeland's absence.
Freeland (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Freeland is expected to miss at least a month due to a left shoulder strain, so his move to the injured list is simply procedural. Chi Chi Gonzalez was seen as the favorite to serve as the fifth starter in Freeland's absence, but the newly acquired Jhoulys Chacin could claim a back-end rotation spot early in the season until Freeland returns.
Freeland (shoulder) will be sidelined for at least a month, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Freeland exited Tuesday's spring game against Oakland with a left shoulder strain, and manager Bud Black announced Thursday that the southpaw will miss at least a month. The team initially feared that Freeland's injury was worse, but the Rockies were encouraged by the results of his imaging. Chi Chi Gonzalez, Dereck Rodriguez or Ryan Rolison could now be in the mix to start for the Rockies during the first month of the regular season.
Freeland left Tuesday's game against Oakland with a left shoulder strain, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The severity of the strain is not yet clear, but Freeland appeared to be in some pain after throwing a pitch. Even a minor shoulder issue would likely open up a few spot starts to begin the season, though it's quite possible he's shut down for an extended period.
Freeland left Tuesday's game against the Athletics in obvious pain after throwing a pitch, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Freeland grabbed his arm after throwing a pitch in the dirt. It's not yet clear what sort of injury he suffered, but his initial reaction made it seem as though it isn't a mild one. More information should be available following further tests.
Freeland allowed three hits and no walks while striking out four over four scoreless innings in Saturday's spring win over the Mariners. He didn't factor into the decision.
Freeland used only his fastball and changeup during his spring debut, but he added his slider to his pitch selection during Saturday's start, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. The southpaw struck out a batter in each of his four innings Saturday and allowed a runner to reach second base only once. Freeland will focus on his curveball during his next appearance as he continues to build up ahead of Opening Day.
Freeland allowed two hits and one walk while striking out two over three scoreless innings in Monday's spring loss to the Reds. He didn't factor into the decision.
Freeland allowed baserunners in the first and third innings during his Cactus League debut Monday, but he forced a pair of double plays en route to a scoreless outing. The southpaw has been dominant at forcing double plays over his career, and he led the majors with 14 double plays induced in 2020. "It's executing your pitches down in the zone and using that difference in velocity between pitches to keep them off balance and get weak contact on the ground," Freeland told Thomas Harding of MLB.com. "I'm looking to get weak contact on the ground to allow my defense to work and get two-for-one outs." He only used fastballs and changeups during Monday's outing but plans to incorporate more pitches throughout spring training.
Freeland signed a one-year, $5.025 million contract with the Rockies on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The left-hander rebounded last season with a 4.33 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 46:23 K:BB over 70.2 inning after posting a 6.73 ERA in 2019. Freeland is essentially a lock to begin 2021 in Colorado's starting rotation.
Freeland (2-3) took the loss Sunday against the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks across 2.1 innings. He struck out two.
Freeland was fortunate to allow just a pair of runs in the first after allowing three hits and a walk to the first four Arizona hitters. He temporarily settled down to toss a scoreless second but completely unraveled in the third. A Ketel Marte walk and Kole Calhoun homer made it 4-0 before three more hits and a fielding miscue chased the southpaw with one out in the third. Freeland concludes the campaign with a 4.33 ERA and 1.42 WHIP to go along with a 46:23 K:BB across 70.2 innings pitched.
Freeland pitched six innings against San Francisco on Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out one and did not factor in the decision.
Freeland navigated through six frames and yielded only two runs despite being far from dominant. He threw only 59 of 101 pitches for strikes and induced a mere eight swings-and-misses en route to his lowest strikeout total of the season. Still, the left-hander managed the third quality start in his last four outings and avoided a second straight loss. Freeland has enjoyed a fairly strong season considering his home ballpark, registering a 3.69 ERA over 12 starts. He's slated to take the mound in the final game of the regular season at Arizona on Sunday.
Freeland (2-2) was charged with the loss Thursday against the Dodgers after surrendering four runs on six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five across 6.1 innings.
Freeland turned in a decent outing against a volatile Dodgers lineup at Coors Field. The 27-year-old blanked Los Angeles until a difficult fourth inning, when he gave up a solo home run to Corey Seager and allowed another run to score after hitting Enrique Hernandez with a pitch. He was pulled with one out during a tied game in the seventh frame after serving up a double and a walk. Unfortunately, the bullpen allowed both of his baserunners to score, giving the Dodgers the lead for good. Freeland, who was coming off back-to-back quality starts, pitched into the seventh inning for the third time this season and threw 61 of 96 pitches for strikes. The southpaw will take a 3.75 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Tuesday's matchup at San Francisco.
Freeland hurled six innings against the Angels on Saturday, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.
Following two ugly outings between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2, Freeland has bounced back with consecutive quality starts. He held the Angels mostly at bay Saturday, giving up only one extra-base hit before departing in a tie game. The southpaw has pitched at least six innings in eight of his 10 starts this season and has registered a 3.54 ERA in spite of the aforementioned pair of rough outings. He'll next take the mound at home against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Freeland pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out six in a no-decision versus the Padres on Monday.
Freeland dueled with Dinelson Lamet for most of the game. It was a good bounce-back effort for Freeland, who had allowed four runs in each of his last two starts. The southpaw lowered his ERA to 3.60 with a 1.36 WHIP and 34:14 K:BB across 50 innings this season. The 27-year-old lines up for his next start versus the Angels on Sunday.
Freeland didn't factor in the decision Wednesday against the Giants after allowing four runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and one walk over two innings.
The left-hander surrendered only 32 hits and 12 runs across his first six starts, but in his last two outings he's given up 19 hits and eight runs over 6.1 innings. Freeland has a 4.09 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 28:11 K:BB over 44 innings and has a tough matchup early next week in San Diego.
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