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Jeremy Guthrie Demoted To Bullpen; Rockies Will Use 4-Man Rotation

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.

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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.

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