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Christian Friedrich recalled, will start for Rockies on Saturday

By: Thomas Harding, mlb.com
June 20, 2014 Updated: June 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm
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photo - Sky Sox pitcher Christian Friedrich in action against Las Vegas Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Security Service Field. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Sky Sox pitcher Christian Friedrich in action against Las Vegas Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Security Service Field. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette 

DENVER -- The Rockies will recall left-hander Christian Friedrich to start on Saturday afternoon against the Brewers at Coors Field. It will be Friedrich's first Major League appearance since July 28, 2012, his last appearance before being shut down for the season with a back injury.

Friedrich made just four starts last season while recovering and was still regaining his timing when the Minors season began. This season, he is 1-8 with a 7.89 ERA in 13 starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The start was open because the Rockies optioned righty Juan Nicasio (5-5, 5.92 ERA in 14 starts) to Colorado Springs on Monday. Also, four starters -- righty Eddie Butler (right shoulder inflammation), righty Jordan Lyles (broken left hand), lefty Brett Anderson (broken left index finger) and righty Tyler Chatwood (right flexor tendon strain) are on the disabled list.

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