Rehabbing Descalso, Culberson to see Minors action

Injured Rockies infielders slated for four innings, multiple at-bats

Rehabbing Descalso, Culberson to see Minors action

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies infielders Daniel Descalso and Charlie Culberson were to begin their injury comebacks Wednesday by playing four innings and being the first two batters each inning in a Minor League game.

Descalso has missed time with a right oblique strain and is the Rockies' primary utility infielder. Culberson's bulging disk in his lower back has severely limited his shot at a utility role.

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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