Also, right-handed pitcher David Hale said he is on total rest for a left oblique injury, suffered during his start Saturday against the Indians. But if the injury is as mild as the Rockies suspect, Hale hopes to soon resume game action without a lengthy rehab period. Hale, obtained from the Braves during the offseason, is hoping to compete for a rotation spot.
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