The Rockies signed 31 year-old starter Brian Lawrence back in January to a one-year deal with a club option. Lawrence had rotator cuff surgery about a year ago, but was expected to slot into Colorado’s rotation. However, he’ll be placed on waivers today, according to the Denver Post. He was destroyed in three Triple A rehab starts, so the decision makes sense.
There was plenty of interest in Lawrence this offseason, as he came cheap and seemed to offer possible league average pitching. The Padres, Mariners, Rockies, Pirates, Giants, and Diamondbacks all expressed interest. Lawrence’s preference is to pitch in the NL West. He’s going to have to show something in Triple A before some team starts giving him starts, however.