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Spring training: Sky Sox roster taking shape

Published: March 27, 2014, 11:48 am, by Joe Paisley

t551_main_logoThe Rockies optioned catcher Mike McKenry, infielders Josh Rutledge and Ryan Wheeler and reassigned outfielders Jason Pridie and Tim Wheeler to the minors Thursday morning.

The Rockies have 33 players on the organization’s major league Spring Training roster, including five non-roster invitees.

Jordan Pacheco is the likely Rockies’ backup catcher at this point while Charlie Culberson madethe big club as an infielder, according to the Denver Post.

According to radio man Dan Karcher in a 1300 AM Sports Animal interview, the Sky Sox pitching rotation is beginning to take shape. He named Christian Friederich, Tyler Matzek, a 24-year-old Pedro Hernandez and former Double-A Tulsa hurler Christian Bergman as the Nos. 1-4 starters.