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download download the one and only rotation control app that can really lock your screen in any orientation and also force the automatic orientation to override app specific settings. you can control rotation from notification territory effectively. you additionally can keep the other application from changing screen rotation. you can unreservedly decide the orientation of the screen. you can control portrait, landscape, reverse portrait, reverse landscape four directions. you can likewise indicate auto directions. application even horizontally or the other direction does not bolster, you can change to force. the accompanying rotation modes are accessible. landscape: the screen is in a landscape rotation. landscape (reverse) : the phone is in a landscape rotation; the other way from normal






kansas city to add jason hammel to rotation


the kansas city royals, in an attempt to fill the gaping hole in their starting rotation left by the unexpected death of yordano ventura, have agreed with right-hander jason hammel on a $16-million, two-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the ociated press. the 34-year-old hammel is expected to take ventura’s place in the starting rotation. the 25-year-old flamethrower was killed last month in a car accident in his native dominican republic. hammel was 15-10 with a 3.83 era for the world series champion chicago cubs last season and has proved to be a workhorse with at least 30 appearances in each of the last three seasons. 






fred hoiberg vows to use tighter rotation as bulls face grizzlies


the bulls didn't just plan to start the same way wednesday night against the grizzlies. coach fred hoiberg vowed to use a tighter rotation over the final 16 games as the bulls make a playoff push.they began wednesday a half-game out of the 8th seed in the eastern conference.hoiberg had used some 12- and 11-man rotations of late as he tried to balance the franchise's unrealistic dual goals of winning and developing untested players."obviously, consistency with the rotation is something that we're going to strive for here the rest of the season," hoiberg said. "i think you saw that with the game against charlotte, where we basically played nine. joffrey (lauvergne) came in briefly when cris (felicio) picked up his three fouls, kind of made it a nine-and-a-half-man rotation. but that's the pl






rockies already testing their pitching depth “in the fire” as they look for anot


san francisco — jon gray weaved among giants fans in a lower concourse at at&t park on sunday, earbuds in and sweats on. he was wearing a protective boot on his left leg. the visitor’s weight room there is down the hall from the rockies’ temporary clubhouse. none of the fans stopped him.colorado’s opening-day starter broke his foot on the mound last week fielding a ground ball.  and now he is left to work out on his own, another displaced pitcher in the rockies rotation.“it’s already happened. it’s done. i’ve accepted it,” gray said. “i’m just thinking what i can do now.”less than a month into the season, the rockies rotation is missing two key pieces, gray and fellow right-hander chad bettis, who left spring training last month as he began chemotherapy to treat testicular cancer. now colo






dwyane wade sounds like a guy who was lied to by bulls wonks


on friday against the rockets, the bulls used a 12-man rotation in a pathetic second-half collapse that dropped them out of a playoff spot.on sunday against the celtics, the bulls used an 11-man rotation during an embarrassing first-half no-show that dropped them into 10th place.if you have 11- and 12-man rotations, you have nothing. nothing but an expansion team. nothing but an expansion team when you said the goal was to make the playoffs after signing free agents dwyane wade and rajon rondo.speaking of nothing, the bulls missed their first 12 shots against the celtics and managed just nine points in the first quarter. they didn’t feel the need to get back on defense and the coach who has been overwhelmed and ill-equipped since he got here couldn’t make them. even with an 11-man rotation






dwyane wade sounds like a guy who was lied to by bulls wonks


on friday against the rockets, the bulls used a 12-man rotation in a pathetic second-half collapse that dropped them out of a playoff spot.on sunday against the celtics, the bulls used an 11-man rotation during an embarrassing first-half no-show that dropped them into 10th place.if you have 11- and 12-man rotations, you have nothing. nothing but an expansion team. nothing but an expansion team when you said the goal was to make the playoffs after signing free agents dwyane wade and rajon rondo.speaking of nothing, the bulls missed their first 12 shots against the celtics and managed just nine points in the first quarter. they didn’t feel the need to get back on defense and the coach who has been overwhelmed and ill-equipped since he got here couldn’t make them. even with an 11-man rotation






sean manaea rocked by indians, but his rotation spot is secure


mesa, ariz. – sean manaea was hammered by cleveland saturday, giving up five runs while getting just five outs.a year ago, that might have spelled an early spring exit from the a’s starting rotation competition. but after spending about three-quarters of 2016 pitching every fifth day for bob melvin, manaea can breathe easy.or as melvin said, “he’s not a guy i worry about.”plugged into the rotation on april 29, manaea went 7-9 as a rookie with a 3.83 era and 1.189 whip. the 6-foot-4 left-hander was at his best as the season deepened, going 3-3 with a 1.05 era and 0.815 whip in his final six starts.so giving up four doubles, one single and one walk in saturday’s 15-5 loss to the indians didn’t impact his position in the oakland rotation at all.“he’s got a track record now,” melvin said in ex






kyle hendricks pitching in fifth spot a sign of cubs' rotation depth


the cubs' decision thursday to place national league era leader kyle hendricks as their fifth starter was based merely on breaking up left-handers jon lester and brett anderson.it also speaks to a rotation that jake arrieta believes is as deep as any in baseball."on paper and what we've actually done on the field, it's tough to not say that," arrieta said. "people can rank them, but time will tell once we get out there the first four or five times in the rotation. you can put a stamp on it more then than now. we stack up as well as anyone out there."manager joe maddon said the alignment of the rotation — which has john lackey pitching the third game april 5 in st. louis, followed by anderson on april 7 in milwaukee — doesn't translate to a pecking order ahead of hendricks.hendricks, who po






jon gray named rockies’ opening day starter for 2017. after that, questions rema


scottsdale, ariz. — with just one full season behind him, rockies right-hander jon gray might not have the resume of an ace, but the 25-year-old, gun-armed ace will start opening day for the rockies, colorado manager bud black confirmed thursday.gray, who will pitch against the brewers in milwaukee on monday to open the season, will lead the youngest rotation in the rockies’ 25-year history.“it’s really exciting, it’s the first game of the season,” gray said. “but then again, it’s another game. i’m just looking to get hitters out.”the rockies have used 18 different pitchers on opening days in their 25 years.gray sports the most powerful arm in colorado’s green rotation. he had 185 strikeouts in 168 innings last season.  anderson finished with the rotation’s best era a year ago, 3.54 over 1






cubs' 'hybrid' rotation includes rotating fifth starter or 6-man rotation


the battle for the fifth spot in the cubs' rotation could end up being a "hybrid moment," according to manager joe maddon.the biggest factors, according to maddon, is that neither brett anderson nor mike montgomery has pitched 200 innings in a season, and anderson, who has more major-league experience than montgomery, has had an injury-plagued career."maybe fold one back into the bullpen for a bit while the other one starts, or vice versa," maddon said saturday. "or just jump a sixth guy in there now and then just to keep the other guys from being overworked too early while you're giving these guys some work."said montgomery: "i did it last year a little bit, so i have that experience under my belt. it's the mentality that you have to be ready for everything. last year i made seven starts






cubs' 'hybrid' rotation includes rotating fifth starter or 6-man rotation


the battle for the fifth spot in the cubs' rotation could end up being a "hybrid moment," according to manager joe maddon.the biggest factors, according to maddon, is that neither brett anderson nor mike montgomery has pitched 200 innings in a season, and anderson, who has more major-league experience than montgomery, has had an injury-plagued career."maybe fold one back into the bullpen for a bit while the other one starts, or vice versa," maddon said saturday. "or just jump a sixth guy in there now and then just to keep the other guys from being overworked too early while you're giving these guys some work."said montgomery: "i did it last year a little bit, so i have that experience under my belt. it's the mentality that you have to be ready for everything. last year i made seven starts






alex wood remains in contention for a spot in dodgers rotation


clayton kershaw started at 1 p.m., in the stadium at camelback ranch, with 10,000 fans in the stands.alex wood started at 11 a.m., on a practice field, with no fans in the five rows of aluminum bleachers behind home plate.wood threw a simulated game, to hitters within a batting cage, with his manager and pitching coach looking on. at the same time, and not entirely related to wood’s appearance, staffers from the dodgers’ research, development and analytics units collected data on a laptop behind the cage and gathered video on the batters from a camera just outside the cage.that wood pitched tuesday in a data lab environment rather than a stadium environment does not mean he is out of contention for the starting rotation. there are too many candidates, the dodgers say, and too few innings i






jason heyward staying with the process after 0-for-11 start to spring


jason heyward's deep drive to right field thursday landed in the glove of ryan raburn for the first out of the cubs' 6-2 loss to the reds.but this is only the exhibition season, and heyward remains encouraged by the consistency of his modified swing and plate discipline despite an 0-for-11 start."the last couple games, i’m starting to feel better," heyward said. "i’m starting to feel more comfortable. i like that i’m swinging at strikes. and it just feels like the only thing to do is play, and right now that's how it is."heyward joked that he hoped one of his balls would miss a defender."regardless of what happens, i can get hits and hit a ball in the hole and and there’s a ground ball and i would be happy it’s a hit," heyward said. "but you want to do it the right way. so i'm just focusin






a’s rotation stays intact with alcantara for now


arlington, texas – for the moment, oakland’s fifth starter, raul alcantara, remains in the a’s rotation and is down to start thursday in kansas city.there is lots of time between now and then, however, and those plans are subject to alteration.for one thing, the a’s have a day off tuesday in kansas city, so the club could opt to keep the other four starters pitching in every-fifth-day fashion and skip alcantara, who threw just two innings friday in a 10-5 loss to the rangers, allowing eight runs.asked if there could be changes, a’s manager bob melvin said “we’ll see.”“it starts with having the off-day,” the manager said. “we’re still looking at some things.”one is that the man who took over for alcantara, jesse hahn, pitched six strong innings friday, allowing just two runs. hahn, like alc






antonio senzatela's final spring audition for rockies rotation gets bud black's


scottsdale, ariz. — antonio senzatela is about to crack colorado’s starting rotation and he pitched to prove his readiness tuesday.the 22-year-old right-hander concluded his first cactus league slate tuesday in a stiff test, against a formidable texas rangers lineup with a designated hitter and plenty of power, by giving up three runs in five innings of work in the rockies’ 4-3 loss at salt river fields. but he juggled traffic and limited damage in a way colorado manager bud black hopes will translate to coors field.“he has a nice self-assurance to him that will play as he moves forward,” black said. “he pitches aggressively with the fastball. he doesn’t back down. there’s a calmness to this fella that we like.”darron cummings, the associated presscolorado rockies’ antonio senzatelablack d






health of pitching rotation will be key to angels' success in 2017


the angels’ undoing last season, they maintained amid it and after it, was the lack of health of their starting rotation. the key to their success this season, general manager billy eppler is now saying, will be the health of their starting rotation.“let’s call it what it is,” eppler said. “if we can get 25 or more starts out of every guy that we go west with, the original five, i think we’ll be in pretty good shape.”that, of course, is unpredictable. asked then if it wasn’t more likely his team would not get 25 or more starts out of its top five choices, eppler nodded.“in general, that’s the case,” he said. “then, you hope the sixth guy or the seventh guy are as good or close to as good and provide the same thing. that’s where depth comes in.”the angels thought they had sufficient depth a






san diego padres begin deep rebuilding behind wil myers


san diego — there’s no pretending anymore with the san diego padres.they still shy away from using the word “rebuilding,” but that’s exactly what they’re doing.their crazy, expensive shopping spree of two offseasons ago is a faded memory, with only all-star first baseman wil myers remaining from a failed win-now attempt that saw them shed several propsects for established major leaguers who couldn’t even deliver a winning season.now general manager a.j. preller has flipped his game plan and loaded up on some pricey prospects from cuba and elsewhere in latin america. that and an increased emphasis on the draft means the padres are building for the future, not the present. executive chairman ron fowler said as much last season, when he indicated during a radio interview that he was “looking






daniel gossett makes first push for a's fifth rotation spot


mesa, ariz. – daniel gossett got the surprise start sunday after the news filtered out that sonny gray wasn’t going to the world baseball classic.the thing is, gossett didn’t look surprised at all in what turned out to be a late oakland 5-3 loss to the angels.he walked a couple, which is out of the ordinary for him, but didn’t allow any hits and faced just one batter over the minimum.“that’s not the command he’s used to,” manager bob melvin said. “but this is a results-based game.kendall graveman was supposed to start sunday, but the a’s changed their rotation plans for the week by pushing him back to monday as the a’s reacted to the knowledge that gray would be with the club all spring. to get things to work, gossett, who was supposed to come out of the bullpen, instead started and threw






twins' duffey hopes to show he belongs in rotation


fort myers, fla. – the judges conferred sunday, but they reached no conclusion. so already tyler duffey is faring better in roster roulette than he did a year ago.for the second spring in a row, duffey is part of a two- or three-way competition for the final spot in the twins rotation, and for the second spring in a row, it’s come down to the final week of camp. manager paul molitor said he, pitching coach neil allen and the team’s front office still are debating who gets the job and what happens to the pitchers who don’t.“we’re not prepared to announce that,” molitor said after the twins’ 7-2 loss to the red sox. “we certainly had a lot of talk about that today, but we’re kind of letting it simmer, without the urgency, at least for another day or so before we figure out what those guys ar






matt cain shines as giants beat diamondbacks


san francisco – the storm system pushed to the doorstep of at&t park wednesday night, but the skies remained clear and dry when matt cain walked off the mound to a standing ovation.who truly knows what the weather will bring? cain could find himself skipped in the rotation later this season, shuttled in and out or replaced by a younger model. any start could be the last for the longest tenured giant, one of the most accomplished pitchers in the franchise’s san francisco era. like the storm, tyler beede is coming.so perhaps there was something extra behind those cheers that cain received when he took his town sheriff turn off the mound and toward the dugout with the giants leading 3-1 in the sixth inning.cain doubled to start a three-run fifth and jarrett parker found his release in the for






kyle freeland continues strong bid for rockies’ starting rotation – the denver p


scottsdale, ariz. — manager bud black is being coy about who’ll be his starting five when the rockies break camp april 1. but black held nothing back in his praise for left-hander kyle freeland on wednesday.“ever since his first start (of spring), his confidence has risen,”  black said after freeland pitched five strong innings against cleveland. “he’s pitching with a lot of conviction, with all of his pitches. i thought today that his curveball, which is sort of like a ‘slurve,’ was really effective against left-handers. i also thought he threw a couple of good backdoor sliders to right-handed hitters for strikeouts.“his fastball had movement, the ball had action in the hitting area, and it was diving and darting, which was great. … all in all it was a very positive outing for kyle.”freel






jesse hahn still likely for a's rotation despite rocky outing


scottsdale, ariz. — right-hander jesse hahn had put together an impressive spring up until sunday and appeared to have all but locked up one of the a’s two open rotation spots until the colorado rockies put a big dent in his glittering numbers.hahn gave up eight hits and seven earned runs over 3 1/3 innings and ended his outing by surrendering a home run to the rockies’ charlie blackmon in oakland’s 9-2 loss at salt river fields. it was by far his worst outing of the spring.not counting a sterling three-inning outing against the wbc team from italy, hahn had allowed just three runs in 8 2/3 innings in three prior appearances (two starts) with one walk and seven strikeouts.but against the rockies, hahn not only gave up all of those hits, but he walked two and didn’t strike out a batter. he






jesse hahn still likely for a's rotation despite rocky outing


scottsdale, ariz. — right-hander jesse hahn had put together an impressive spring up until sunday and appeared to have all but locked up one of the a’s two open rotation spots until the colorado rockies put a big dent in his glittering numbers.hahn gave up eight hits and seven earned runs over 3 1/3 innings and ended his outing by surrendering a home run to the rockies’ charlie blackmon in oakland’s 9-2 loss at salt river fields. it was by far his worst outing of the spring.not counting a sterling three-inning outing against the wbc team from italy, hahn had allowed just three runs in 8 2/3 innings in three prior appearances (two starts) with one walk and seven strikeouts.but against the rockies, hahn not only gave up all of those hits, but he walked two and didn’t strike out a batter. he






matt cain shines as giants beat diamondbacks


san francisco – the storm system pushed to the doorstep of at&t park wednesday night, but the skies remained clear and dry when matt cain walked off the mound to a standing ovation.who truly knows what the weather will bring? cain could find himself skipped in the rotation next time, ultimately replaced by a younger model, or both. any start could be the last for the longest tenured giant, one of the most accomplished pitchers in the franchise’s san francisco era. like the storm, tyler beede is coming.so perhaps there was something extra behind those cheers that cain received when he took his town sheriff turn off the mound and toward the dugout with the giants leading 3-1 in the sixth inning.cain doubled to start a three-run fifth inning and jarrett parker found his release in the form of






bruce bochy maps out giants rotation


scottsdale, ariz. – giants manager bruce bochy mapped out his rotation for the first handful of spring exhibition games, and in the process, more or less telegraphed how his starters will align to begin the season.madison bumgarner is expected to start and pitch an inning in friday’s cactus league opener against the cincinnati reds in scottsdale, with matt cain following him. left-hander ty blach will start on saturday, followed by left-hander matt moore on sunday and right-hander jeff samardzija on monday.blach is pitching on the day that would belong to no.2 starter johnny cueto, who has remained in the dominican republic to tend to his ailing father. cueto was in the process of securing a visa for his father so they could travel together to arizona over the coming weekend.the apparent r






5 key questions facing the colorado rockies in 2017 – the denver post


denver post reporter nick groke looks at five key questions facing the rockies on the eve of the 2017 season.1. can a young rotation survive the season?with 25-year-old jon gray at the top, the rockies will field one of the youngest pitching rotations in their 25-year history. the average age of their starters is 24.8. starters for the world series champion cubs last year averaged 31.6. the vaunted young mets rotation? 29.2.kyle freeland, 23, and antonio senzatela, 22, have never pitched in the majors but are in the rotation. tyler anderson, 27, started just 19 games. how they react to the ocean of outfield at hitter-friendly coors field, and the wild swing from elevation to oceanside along the west coast, where sights change and pitches react differently, will make or break the rockies’ s






now in brewers' rotation, anderson goes 5 sharp vs chisox


milwaukee — ten pounds of muscle has paid off for milwaukee's chase anderson.anderson, added to the starting rotation this week when matt garza was put on the disabled list, threw five shutout innings and the brewers beat the chicago white sox 5-2 on friday night.anderson's fastball has been touching 95 mph this spring after routinely throwing 90-93 last year."i can get down the hill with a little bit more weight," said anderson, who is just over 200 pounds. "as (teammate) jimmy (nelson) would say, 'more mass, more gas.'""i wasn't looking to throw harder, i was looking to be stronger later in games," he said.anderson only allowed one hit, a third-inning single by geovany soto, while walking one and striking out six. after garza was sidelined thursday with a strained right groin, the team s






spring training: dodgers 5, milwaukee 4


the dodgers fall to the milwaukee brewers, 5-4, at camelback ranch.on the mound: hyun-jin ryu made his strongest case for joining the starting rotation as he spun four innings of scoreless, stress-free baseball. he gave up one hit, struck out two and said afterward “i feel like i’m actually very close to my 2013 form.” manager dave roberts has suggested ryu can handle big league competition if his fastball velocity resides between 87 and 89 mph, and roberts sounded pleased with the pitch tuesday. ryu judged his outing based on the swings of the brewers. “they weren’t making hard contact on my pitches, especially my breaking balls,” ryu said. ryu is one start behind alex wood, who is his competition for the final spot in the rotation. after making one start in 2015 and 2016, ryu could leap-






julio urias unlikely to break camp with the dodgers after a bout with strep thro


a recent bout with strep throat has confirmed the obvious with dodgers lefthander julio urias: it is increasingly unlikely that he will begin the season as a member of the starting rotation.“it would be unrealistic to say he would start the season built up completely,” roberts said. “the door is not closed. but to say that he would be built up to 100 pitches is probably unrealistic.”which means a series of unfortunate events would be required for the dodgers to need urias. the team has brandon mccarthy and alex wood prepped for the start of the season, with hyun-jin ryu also making progress. ryu could leap-frog wood for the last spot in the rotation, though the dodgers may be more likely to give ryu some minor league outings to test his readiness.urias, 20, returned to camp after dealing w






falling out of nuggets' rotation "not easy" for emmanuel mudiay


emmanuel mudiay started his first game as an nba rookie last season, nearly totaling a double-double with 17 points and nine assists.mudiay, the seventh overall pick by the nuggets in the 2015 draft, played 38 minutes in that opening game, a rout of the houston rockets on the road. he proceeded to start 66 of the 68 games he played in as a rookie.mudiay entered his second season as a starter at point guard once again, and he retained that position in every game he played this season until jan. 22, when he was sidelined by a back injury.a little more than a month later, the 6-foot-5 mudiay has found himself out of the rotation completely as the nuggets chase a playoff berth in the western conference. veteran jameer nelson, who took over the starting job when mudiay went down in january, has






wednesday's recap: grizzlies 98, bulls 91


the bulls didn't just start the same way wednesday night against the grizzlies. coach fred hoiberg vowed to use a tighter rotation over the final 14 games as the bulls make a playoff push.that push hit a speed bump wednesday as the grizzlies pulled away late 98-91. marc gasol scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth.dwyane wade exited in the fourth with a right elbow injury and jimmy butler managed just 14 points on 4-for-16 shooting. rajon rondo's 17 points and eight assists led the bulls.hoiberg had used some 12- and 11-man rotations of late as he tried to balance the franchise's unrealistic dual goals of winning and developing untested players."obviously, consistency with the rotation is something that we're going to strive for here the rest of the season," hoiberg said. "i think you sa






nikola mirotic's fall from grace reaches new low with inactive status


with all signs pointing to a split this summer, nikola mirotic's three-year bulls stint reached a new low sunday.after not playing by coach's decision the last two games so that management and the coaching staff could look at joffrey lauvergne, mirotic landed on the inactive list. isaiah canaan, who had played two minutes since the all-star break, surprisingly drew active status."it's been difficult for me to understand," mirotic said about falling out of the rotation. "coach (fred hoiberg) told me i need to stay ready but didn't give me any expectation when i can play. i know i can help those guys. of course i've been inconsistent, but that's been the whole team up and down. to be out of the rotation doesn't make sense for me."i asked (hoiberg) what can i do to be back in the rotation, wh






after a bout with strep throat, julio urias is unlikely to break camp with the d


a recent bout with strep throat has confirmed the obvious with dodgers pitcher julio urias: it is increasingly unlikely that he will begin the season as a member of the starting rotation.“it would be unrealistic to say he would start the season built up completely,” manager dave roberts said on monday morning at camelback ranch. “the door is not closed. but to say that he would be built up to 100 pitches is probably unrealistic.”which means a series of unfortunate events would be required for the dodgers to need urias. the team has brandon mccarthy and alex wood prepped for the season, with hyun-jin ryu also making progress. ryu could leap-frog wood for the last spot in the rotation, though the dodgers may be more likely to give ryu some minor-league outings to test his readiness.urias, th






falling out of nuggets' rotation "not easy" for emmanuel mudiay


emmanuel mudiay started his first game as a rookie last season, nearly totaling a double-double with 17 points and nine assists.mudiay, the seventh overall pick by the nuggets in the 2015 nba draft, played 38 minutes in that opening game, a rout of the houston rockets on the road. he proceeded to start 66 of the 68 games he played in as a rookie.the 6-foot-5 mudiay entered his second season as a starter at point guard once again, and he retained that position in every game he played this season until jan. 22, when he was sidelined by a back injury.a little more than a month later, mudiay has found himself out of the rotation completely as the nuggets chase a playoff spot in the western conference. veteran jameer nelson, who took over the starting job when mudiay went down in january, has h






bulls sputter with 12-man rotation, lose 4th straight game 115-94 to rockets


a reporter covering his first bulls game this season asked coach fred hoiberg pregame to define the season."inconsistent," hoiberg said.kind of like the rotation, which on friday featured a seldom-seen 12 players logging first-half minutes in a 115-94 loss to the rockets. that's the bulls' season-high fourth straight loss and, coupled with the bucks' victory over the pacers, dropped them outside the playoff picture to the ninth seed, tied with the surging heat.boo-birds appeared in full throat when the bulls, who went scoreless for 4 minutes, 40 seconds, surrendered a staggering 33-2 run bridging halftime.this is what can happen when you try to remain competitive while retooling on the fly. in the wake of last month's trade of taj gibson and doug mcdermott to the thunder, management said p






rockies need to fill an even younger pitching rotation


scottsdale, ariz. — the sudden departure of rockies right-hander chad bettis on friday, for chemotherapy treatment after his testicular cancer spread, left a colorado pitching rotation searching for not one, but two new arms.the rockies seemed set to enter the season with one of the best young rotations in their 25-year history. bettis, at 27, was the senior member of a staff that also includes right-hander tyler chatwood, 26; left-hander tyler anderson, 26; and right-hander jon gray, 24. bettis led the team with 14 victories last season.“it’s a blow,” colorado manager bud black said. “we felt great going into this year with those four guys.”colorado was looking for a fifth starter from a list of young, unproven arms. now they need two starters.black will choose from a list of pitchers tha






rockies need to fill an even younger pitching rotation


scottsdale, ariz. — the sudden departure of rockies right-hander chad bettis on friday, for chemotherapy treatment after his testicular cancer spread, left a colorado pitching rotation searching for not one, but two new arms.the rockies seemed set to enter the season with one of the best young rotations in their 25-year history. bettis, at 27, was the senior member of a staff that also includes right-hander tyler chatwood, 26; left-hander tyler anderson, 26; and right-hander jon gray, 24. bettis led the team with 14 victories last season.“it’s a blow,” colorado manager bud black said. “we felt great going into this year with those four guys.”colorado was looking for a fifth starter from a list of young, unproven arms. now they need two starters.black will choose from a list of pitchers tha