On Tuesday, the Colorado Rockies decided to move struggling RHP Jeremy Guthrie from the rotation to the bullpen. The Rockies will move forward with a four-man rotation and starters will be on a 75-pitch limit.
Rockies going w 4 man rotation. Guthrie in pen. Starters on 75 pitch limit— Troy Renck, Rockies (@TroyRenck) June 19, 2012
Guthrie was told of pen today. Said ready to pitch in that role. Starters told of plan after Guthrie meeting— Troy Renck, Rockies (@TroyRenck) June 19, 2012
As a starter, Guthrie was 3-6 with a 7.02 ERA in 59.0 innings. The Rockies have been shopping him to other teams in recent days, and it's unclear exactly how much this is going to change the team's ability to shop him around. Bullpen arms, obviously, have slightly less tradability than starters.