Worth noting

• Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that the original plan was to keep first baseman Todd Helton out of action the first week of Spring Training games, since he is 39 years old and coming off of right hip surgery. "But we talked about it, and we'll revisit that, see what he feels around midweek and go from there," Weiss said. "We're not in any hurry."

• Left-hander Josh Outman has started for most of his career, but Weiss said the Rockies have told him they see him more as a reliever. Outman struck out two and walked one in a scoreless seventh inning on Sunday.

• Veteran lefty Jeff Francis gave up two hits, but no runs in his start Sunday. "Two quiet innings and very efficient --- great job by Jeff," Weiss said.