The deadline to secure a major league team's 40-man roster before the Rule 5 Draft takes place has come and the Colorado Rockies made a couple of additions and one subtraction from the roster on Friday afternoon. According to the Denver Post's Troy Renck, left-handed pitchers Christian Friedrich and Edwar Cabrera have been added to the 40-man roster. Outfielder Andrew Brown, acquired earlier in October off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals, was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs, removing him from the 40-man roster. There are now 38 players on the 40-man roster.
Friedrich joined the Colorado Rockies in 2008 as the 25th overall pick of the draft. His path to the majors has been slowed due to elbow injuries in 2009 and 2010. He returned to the Tulsa Drillers in 2011 and went 6-10 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.492 WHIP.
Cabrera had a breakout year while pitching for the Low-A Asheville Tourists and the Hi-A Modesto Nuts. Between the levels, he went 8-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 167 innings. He struck out 217 batters.
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