Worth noting

Worth noting

• Rockies third-base coach Rich Dauer missed Friday's game because he will be inducted into the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame on Saturday, along with former pitcher Mike Mussina and longtime Orioles scout Walter Youse.

Dauer played all 10 of his Major League seasons with the Orioles, was a member of the 1983 World Series team and owns two American League single-season record fielding steaks for a second baseman -- 86 errorless games and 425 errorless chances.

Bench coach Tom Runnells took Dauer's place and will be in the third-base coaching box Saturday.

• Center fielder Dexter Fowler, who suffered a right ankle injury on the bases Wednesday night, was off crutches Friday and won't start in the three-game series with the Cubs, although Tracy said he could show up as a pinch-hitter Sunday. Fowler can move forward, but the Rockies are concerned about his ability to move lateally.

• Second baseman Josh Rutledge, hampered by sore left quadriceps throughout the current road trip, didn't start Friday's opener with the Cubs, but he was "doing better," Tracy said.

• Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (left groin surgery) and first baseman Jason Giambi (viral syndrome) were set to begin their rehab assignments with Double-A Tulsa on Friday night. Tulowitzki was scheduled to play five innings and Giambi was scheduled to be the designated hitter.