Injuries & Moves: Márquez (thumb) to make scheduled start

July 3rd, 2022

Keep track of the Rockies’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

July 3: Small cut healed, Germán Márquez wants revenge vs. Dodgers
In Márquez's last outing, a cut on the thumb -- something he said had never happened to him -- robbed him of fastball control, and led to him giving up five runs and five hits in 3 1/3 innings of an 8-4 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday at Coors Field.

But some adhesive held through a bullpen session, so Márquez will make his scheduled start Tuesday in Los Angeles. Beyond lefty Kyle Freeland on Monday and Márquez on Tuesday, the Rockies have not announced starters for Wednesday or any of the four games at Arizona starting Thursday.

“It was a little frustrating because I want to throw many innings, go far in games, and it was hard for me because it was the Dodgers,” said Márquez, who said a humid night in his previous performance -- 7 2/3 scoreless innings at Minnesota -- might have softened the skin and made it ripe for the cut against the seams of the ball. -- Thomas Harding

July 2: RHP Antonio Senzatela placed on IL; RHP Ashton Goudeau recalled from Triple-A
Senzatela left his July 1 start against the D-backs after two innings, but got good news July 2 when the MRI on his right shoulder came back “clean.” The Rockies placed him in the 15-day injured list because of the inflammation.

For Senzatela’s spot, the Rockies recalled Goudeau from Albuquerque. Goudeau, who began the year in the Rockies’ bullpen and has a 7.08 ERA in 12 relief apperances, has been at Albuquerque building his pitch count. He is 0-2 with an 11.09 ERA in five Triple-A starts, topping out at 78 pitches.

Senzatela’s spot in the rotation is up July 6 on the road against the Dodgers. If not called into action before then, Goudeau is good for 90-100 pitches. However, a more likely candidate is righty Ryan Feltner, who was optioned to Albuquerque on June 27, but has not pitched there. -- Thomas Harding

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

RHP Antonio Senzatela (right shoulder tightness)
Expected return:
Possibly after All-Star break
Senzatela left his July 1 start against the D-backs after two innings in a game where he could not loosen his shoulder. He reported that his MRI on July 2 was “clean,” and he was able to do some light throwing later that day. -- Thomas Harding (Last updated: July 2)

OF Sean Bouchard (oblique strain)
Expected return:
TBD
Bouchard, who received an opportunity when the Rockies sent down outfielder Sam Hilliard, appeared in three games before sustaining the injury. Manager Bud Black said that Bouchard planned to play catch on July 1, then will "start ramping up baseball activities." -- Thomas Harding (Last updated: July 1)

60-day IL

RHP Tyler Kinley (right elbow sprain/flexor tendon tear)
Expected return:
Likely out for season
Kinley will undergo surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right arm. He said there is no information that leads him or doctors to believe that he will need Tommy John surgery on his ligament. Rehab could be eight-to-12 months. -- Thomas Harding (Last updated: June 24)