Saturday Rockpile: Alan Embree out for season, Christian Friedrich returns Monday, Esmil Rogers solid in Springs debut

Rockies dealt painful loss - The Denver Post
Alan Embree is out for the season with a broken leg after being hit with a line drive off the bat of Martin Prado. Troy Renck mentions that the Rockies will initially use Jorge De La Rosa to help solidify the bullpen if needed, and are likely to recall Randy Flores (who was just sent down when Franklin Morales was called up earlier in the week) to fill the spot on a more permanent basis.

Embree had struggled quite a bit so far this season but has gotten some outs in some key situations. The Rockies will probably end up missing him a bit, but it definitely shouldn't completely derail the team by any means.

Inside the Colorado Rockies " Friedrich To Return Monday | News and commentary about the Colorado Rockies major league baseball team
According to Jack Etkin, Christian Friedrich will return to action on Monday, as he's scheduled to get the start for Modesto against High Desert. He will be on a pitch count limit of about 75. Good to see him back, and hopefully he gets back on the fast track to the big leagues.

Inside the Colorado Rockies " Rogers moved up to the Springs | News and commentary about the Colorado Rockies major league baseball team
Esmil Rogers was promoted to Colorado Springs earlier in the week, and earned the victory for the Sky Sox on Thursday night at Salt Lake, going six innings and allowing just three runs on nine hits while striking out five - all in a tough park to pitch. Esmil will find himself in a Rockies uniform very soon if he's able to keep things going like he has.

Freddy Sanchez Rumors: Saturday: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
In MLBTR's roundup of Freddy Sanchez rumors, they mention that the Rockies' interest in the All-Star second baseman has dwindled.

Rockies becoming more picky in trade talk : All Things Rockies Colorado
The Rockies probably won't deal Ryan Spilborghs, and they're currently in no hurry to deal Garrett Atkins, either.

Minor leaguer Jamie McOwen's hitting streak ends at 45 games - ESPN
As Russ mentioned, the Modesto pitching staff ended a long hitting streak last night. Check out the ESPN story for more details.

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