Franklin Morales News Archive
Morales had his best start of the season Thursday, allowing just one run and four hits over six innings to notch the win. He walked one and struck out five, tossing 98 pitches.
Morales will draw back into the rotation following Brett Anderson's placement on the DL with a broken finger, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.
Manager Walt Weiss announced that Morales would transition to a bullpen role, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
Morales will likely lose his spot in the rotation when Tyler Chatwood (hamstring) returns this weekend, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
Morales was blasted for six earned runs on eight hits and four walks over 6.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
Morales pitched into the sixth inning Thursday in Miami, allowing three runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out four.
The Rockies named Morales their No. 5 starter Friday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Morales strengthened his case for grabbing the final spot in the Rockies' rotation by striking out seven batters over five innings in Monday's Cactus League start against the Royals.
The competition is down to Morales and Jordan Lyles for the final spot in the Colorado rotation to begin the season, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.