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Hawpe makes progress from injury

Hawpe makes progress from injury

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Rockies right fielder Brad Hawpe swung the bat on Sunday morning, and if his strained left elbow doesn't become sore he will have more extensive activity Monday.

Hawpe has been resting and undergoing treatments since suffering the injury on an awkward throw during last Monday's game against the Diamondbacks. "I jumped in today and took some swings, and I couldn't be more excited with how I felt," said Hawpe, who batted .291 with 29 home runs and 116 RBIs last season.

Also, right-hander Jason Hirsh, who hasn't pitched since March 1, will test his strained right shoulder by playing catch on Monday. Hirsh, who went 5-7 with a 4.81 ERA as a rookie last season, was competing for one of the final two spots in the rotation, but he will not be ready when the regular season begins.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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