Injuries & Moves: Bryant (back) placed on IL

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

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May 25: LF Kris Bryant placed on 10-day IL
Bryant, who missed 21 games in April and May, was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 23, with a lower back strain. After missing the past two games with the back ailment, the 30-year-old went on the IL for the second time this season. -- Thomas Harding

May 25: RHP  recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque
The Rockies recalled Feltner, who will start Wednesday's series finale against the Pirates. Feltner, who is the club's No. 21-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, fills the spot left vacant when righty Antonio Senzatela went on the 10-day injured list on May 16 with a lower back strain.

Called up for the first time this year on April 27, Feltner gave up four runs but struck out seven in five innings against Philadelphia. Following that outing, manager Bud Black discussed with him how to take the information back to Triple-A Albuquerque so he can be better prepared for his next big league start.

"Throwing in to guys has been a big focus as of late," said Feltner, 4-1 with a 3.76 ERA in eight Triple-A starts. "Getting in on righties and lefties opens up my offspeed a little bit more. I've been able to do that down in Triple-A, and that's been a big help." -- Thomas Harding

May 24: RHP Ashton Goudeau's buildup
Needing to increase their starting pitching depth, the Rockies optioned Goudeau to Triple-A Albuquerque on May 18, only to recall him for the May 21 doubleheader against the Mets. The club also cancelled plans to send him down after Robert Stephenson was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on May 20.

But Goudeau said the current plan is to send him down on May 25, when righty Ryan Feltner -- up from Albuquerque -- makes a spot-start against the Pirates at PNC Park. If all goes according to the latest plan, Goudeau would join Albuquerque for an extended outing on May 26. Peter Lambert, coming back from issues with his surgically repaired right arm, will throw two innings on May 26 and Goudeau will follow him. -- Thomas Harding

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

LF  (lower back strain)
Expected return: TBD
After missing 21 games with a lower back injury in April and May, Bryant will be hoping this latest injured-list stint will not linger beyond 10 days. (Last updated: May 25)

RHP Peter Lambert (right forearm inflammation)
Expected return: Still a ways away
After two solid innings (one hit, no runs allowed) for Triple-A Albuquerque on May 22, Lambert is expected to start on May 26 and throw another two innings as he builds his pitch count. -- Thomas Harding (Last updated: May 24)

RHP (lower back strain)
Expected return:
Early June
Senzatela threw a bullpen session on May 24 and reported that he was feeling good. So the plan is for him to make at least one rehab start with Triple-A Albuquerque on May 27, against Round Rock.

Senzatela, who left a May 16 start against the Giants when pitching well and feeling good with the injury, said after about two days of discomfort his back began responding to rest and treatment. -- Thomas Harding (Last updated: May 24)