Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa left Friday afternoon’s start against the Athletics — his Cactus League debut — with one out in the third inning due tightness in his left groin, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports. It’s an aggravation of an existing injury, as De La Rosa’s spring debut had been pushed back several times before.
The Rockies recently tabbed Kyle Kendrick as their Opening Day starter, when they’ll be in Milwaukee to face the Brewers. The thought was to have De La Rosa pitch the Rockies’ home opener against the Cubs a few days later, but that may be in doubt now.
De La Rosa, 33, is the ace of the Rockies’ staff but posted a 4.10 ERA with a 139/67 K/BB ratio in 184 1/3 innings last season.
Update (8:33 PM ET): Woodruff is headed to the 10-day injured list with a left oblique injury, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff exited Sunday afternoon’s start against the Diamondbacks in the fourth inning due to abdominal discomfort, the team announced. He threw a pitch to leadoff batter Tim Locastro and left the field with a trainer. Junior Guerra relieved him.
In three-plus innings, Woodruff was on the hook for four runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He now carries a 3.75 ERA with a 136/29 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings of work.
Woodruff will undergo testing, which should allow the team to provide an update on his status, likely on Monday.