The Rockies provided updates to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding (Twitter link) and other reporters on several injured players, including a right-handed player Germany Marquez. After Marquez was put on the 15-day injury list last Wednesday from inflammation of the forearm, the initial diagnosis was that Marquez had avoided any serious injuries and was able to return in a relatively short time. . A good step was taken in that direction today as Marquez started throwing for the first time since being brought into the IL, taking part in a catch-up game before the Rockies’ game against the Mariners.
It remains to be seen how long Marquez may be sidelined, as even with a minor forearm problem Rox will not rush into action again. Marquez’s first three starts of the year resulted in a 4.41 ERA in 16 1/3 plays, and while this is a small sample size, early points of interest include some control. improved (very good walk rate 3.2%) and a significant increase in Marquez’s controllability using his slider. The right-winger is still getting a lot of impact and is beating hitters at below-average speeds, but that has often happened to Marquez in his better seasons as well.
Randal Grichuk And Daniel Bard both began rehab exercises at Triple-A today, after first working in games during extended Spring Training. Neither player has made his season debut – Grichuk underwent surgery in early February to treat a bilateral sports hernia, while Bard was admitted to the IL 15 days shortly before Opening Day due to problems worry. Grichuk of course has a more specific recovery period, as he was originally slated to return in mid-April and it looks like he will return to Colorado’s roster just after the scheduled date. that’s a bit. Bard’s timeline is more fluid due to uncertainty over anxiety issues, but the start of the rehab quest suggests that he may be about to return to the Rockies’ stables.
Antonio SenzatelaHis return is still far from imminent, as the right winger is recovering from a torn ACL injury last August. However, Senzatela pitched two innings in Friday’s extended Spring Training game, and he’ll pitch in another extended camp game on Tuesday. Depending on how Senzatela comes out of Tuesday’s outing, the Rockies could then set a course for his recovery plan. Initial expectations that Senzatela could return to the major leagues in May and Colorado starting the season with Senzatela on a 15-day IL (instead of a 60-day IL) suggest they hope that the right-hander doesn’t miss too much. much more time.