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Left-hander Christian Friedrich, the Rockies top choice in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft, warmed up a few times but never made it into a Cactus League game. The Rockies wanted the first big-league camp to be a learning experience, and it was all that. But now he can only learn with regular work and game action.
Friedrich was one of the first 16 players the Rockies sent to Minor League camp on Tuesday.
Here is the list:
Left-handed pitchers: Friedrich.
Right-handed pitchers: Alberto Alburquerque, Craig Baker, Juan Nicasio, Edgmer Escalona, Andrew Johnston, Chaz Roe, Andrew Graham and Shane Lindsay.
Catchers: Jordan Pacheco, Michael McKenry and Wilin Rosario.
Infielders: Darin Holcomb, Hector Gomez and Jeff Kindel.
Outfielders: Chris Frey.
The Rockies have signed the following pre-arbitration players to one-year contracts: right-handed pitchers Alberto Alburquerque, Jhoulys Chacin, Samuel Deduno, Matt Daley, Edgmer Escalona, Shane Lindsay, Juan Nicasio, Greg Reynolds, Chaz Roe and Esmil Rogers; left-handed pitchers Franklin Morales and Greg Smith; catcher Mike McKenry; infielders Hector Gomez, Chris Nelson, Ian Stewart and Eric Young Jr.; and outfielders Dexter Fowler, Carlos Gonzalez and Seth Smith. Terms were not announced.
It’s time to turn on the radio and dream of a regular season ahead. The Rockies will open Cactus League play today at 1:05 p.m. against the D-backs at Tucson Electric Park. Here is the Rockies’ lineup.
2B Eric Young Jr.
1B Paul Lo Duca
CF Carlos Gonzalez
RF Ryan Spilborghs
LF Seth Smith
C Chris Iannetta
3B Ian Stewart
SS Jonathan Herrera
RHP Jason Hammel
Here is the rest of the Rockies’ pitching schedule for today: LHP Jorge De La Rosa, RHP Manuel Corpas, RHP Juan Rincon and LHP Franklin Morales. The backups, in case any pitcher struggles, are right-handers Alberto Alburquerque, Shane Lindsay, Edgmer Escalona and Andrew Johnston.
D-backs pitchers will be RHP Billy Buckner, RHP T.J. Beam, RHP Bob Howry, LHP Tom Layne and RHP Leo Rosales.
Here are the lineups for today’s intrasquad game, which is starting late but will start shortly:
Away Team (wearing gray pants)
Eric Young Jr., LF
Hector Gomez, SS
Ian Stewart, 3B
Jeff Kindel, 1B
Chris Nelson, 2B
Paul Phillips, C
Cole Garner, RF
Chris Frey, CF
Mike McKenry, DH/C
Pitchers — Chaz Roe, Christian Friedrich, Edgmer Escalona, Craig Baker, Jimmy Gobble, Andrew Graham
Home Team, wearing white pants
Jonathan Herrera, 2B
Omar Quintanilla, SS
Matt Miller, LF
Michael Paulk, RF
Jay Payton, CF
Paul Lo Duca, 1B
Darin Holcomb, 3B
Wilin Rosario, C
Jordan Pacheco, DH/C
Pitchers — Samuel Deduno, Juan Nicasio, Alberto Alburquerque, Shane Lindsay, Andrew Johnston
Things haven’t been the same for Rockies right-hander Jason Hirsh since the Brewers’ J.J. Hardy hit him in the right leg with a line drive on Aug. 7, 2007. At that time, Hirsh was a rookie and seemed to be learning how to pitch in the Majors. Since then, it’s been a lot of pain and disappointment.
The pain came last season, when shoulder problems made his big-league opportunities minimal.
The disappointment came Monday, when he was one of 13 players the Rockies moved out of Major League camp. Hirsh technically was optioned to the Minors.
Right-handed pitchers Samuel Deduno, Shane Lindsay, Ryan Mattheus and Steven Register, as well as infielders Hector Gomez, Chris Nelson and Eric Young, Jr. were optioned to the Minors. Left-handed pitcher Cedrick Bowers, right-handed pitchers Matt Daley and Brandon Hynick, catcher Michael McKenry and outfielder Matt Miller were non-roster players who were reassigned to Minor League camp.
Here is the Rockies’ pitching schedule for the week:
Monday vs. Angels at Hi Corbett Field: Franklin Morales, Huston Street, Jason Hirsh, Juan Morillo and Esmil Rogers.
Tuesday at Brewers at Mayvale Baseball Park (Phoenix): Greg Smith, Alan Embree, Greg Reynolds, Ran Mattheus.
Wednesday, “B” game vs. D-backs: Jason Marquis, Glendon Rusch, Josh Fogg, Huston Street, Taylor Buchholz, Ryan Speier.
Thursday, exhibition vs. Team Mexico (World Baseball Classic) at Hi Corbett Field: Jorge De La Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, Brandon Hynick, Shane Lindsay, Steven Register.
Friday vs. Padres at Peoria: Aaron Cook, Huston Street, Alan Embree, Taylor Buchholz, Ryan Mattheus, Esmil Rogers.
Saturday vs. Giants at Scottsdale: Jason Hish, Ryan Speier, Franklin Morales.
To recap, here are the players who are missing because of the World Baseball Classic: catcher Chris Iannetta (Team USA), right-handed starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (Dominican Republic), right-handed closer Manuel Corpas (Panama), right-handed reliever Jason Grilli (Italy) and Minor League right-handed reliever Adam Bright (Australia). Right fielder Brad Hawpe would have played for the U.S., but he suffered a lacerated pinkie on his left (throwing) hand Friday that required four stitches.
Left fielder Seth Smith, who has received so many kudos from the Rockies about his swing that he’s getting a chance to start this year, will hit from the No. 2 spot in Wednesday afternoon’s Spring Training opener against the D-Backs. Also, with first baseman Todd Helton not yet ready for regular action (he was spotted heading for a workout and hitting session), Brad Hawpe takes the No. 3 spot in the order. Garrett Atkins will bat cleanup and Troy Tulowitzki, whi hit second and seventh last season, is batting fifth.
Here’s the lineup in its entirety:
Ryan Spilborghs CF
Seth Smith LF
Brad Hawpe RF
Garrett Atkins 3B
Troy Tulowitzki SS
Chris Iannetta C
Joe Koshansky 1B
Clint Barmes 2B
Aaron Cook P
I pulled up to Hi Corbett Field this morning and saw, in all its glory and splendor, The Rockpile Ranter’s Mobile Blog Unit. Welcome to Tucson. I’d have taken a picture, but I was afraid that a security force would have apprehended me. But now that my intentions are known, a snapshot shouldn’t be a problem. Should it?
— Here’s a little more: today’s pitching schedule.
Cook (two innings)
Ubaldo Jimenez (2)
Manuel Corpas (1)
Alan Embree (1)
Juan Morillo (1)
Jason Grilli (1)
Ryan Mattheus (1)
Here is pitching schedule for tomorrow against the White Sox.
Jason Hirsh (two innings)
Franklin Morales (2)
Taylor Buchholz (1)
Huston Street (1)
Cedrick Bowers (1)
Shane Lindsay (1)
Ryan Speier (1)
Pitchng schedules are always subject to change, of course.