Colorado Rockies Pitcher Is "Worried" After Exiting Start With Arm Injury

It's a pitcher's worst nightmare. Feeling pain in the forearm, "near the elbow." That was the case today for seventh-year Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela, making just his second start of the season.

Senzatela told Rockies' beat writer Patrick Saunders afterwards that he was "worried" about the pain he was feeling.  

He had just given up a home run to Andrew McCutchen when manager Bud Black and assistant trainer Heath Townsend went out to the mound to check on him. He would leave the game after complaining of the forearm tightness and soreness.

The 28-year-old right-hander is hoping this isn't another terrible turn of events, as he had suffered a torn ACL last August, ending his 2022 season. He had just returned to the mound last week with his first start of 2023, an impressive five innings of one-run ball against the New York Mets. 

Senzatela has a 4.85 career ERA with the Rockies in 144 appearances (118 starts) over seven seasons. 

The Rockies' rotation takes another hit, as they've already lost their opening day starter German Marquez to Tommy John surgery, and rookie Noah Davis is on the IL with elbow inflammation. 

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