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Rotowire: Apr 21 / 1:16p ET
News: Friedrich was tacked for three runs on four hits over 2.2 innings in Monday's 14-3 loss to the Padres.
Impact: After opening the season with 5.1 scoreless innings, Friedrich has yielded runs in his last two relief appearances to bring his ERA up to 4.00. However, the impressive control (7:1 K:BB ratio) and ability to keep the ball on the ground (53.3 GB%) he's shown thus far bodes well for his chances for success going forward. He shouldn't be at risk for a demotion to the minors just yet.
Rotowire: Apr 2 / 3:32p ET
News: Friedrich has won an Opening Day bullpen job with the Rockies, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Friedrich has struggled as a starter in the upper levels of the minors and with the Rockies the past three seasons, but appeared to find a niche as a reliever after making the conversion in the second half of 2014. In his 11 relief innings with the Rockies, Friedrich held opponents to a .105/.175/.167 batting line, and he continued that success during spring training. He's allowed just one run over nine Cactus League innings, yielding eight hits and two walks.