Worth noting

• Lefty Danny Rosenbaum, the Rockies' Rule 5 Draft pick, pitched around a single and a one-out balk in the third inning and a leadoff walk in the fifth, but finished with two scoreless innings in Colorado's 9-1 win Monday. He must stay on the Major League roster all season or be offered back to the Nationals for $50,000.

• Righty Manny Corpas, a non-roster invitee, gave up a sixth-inning run on two hits, but had some misfortune. The Rangers' Lenoys Martin led off the inning with a single. Craig Gentry hit a one-hopper back to the mound that ticked off Corpas' glove and bounced into the outfield, negating a possible double play. The speedy Gentry ended up with a double, and Martin scored on Ian Kinsler's sacrifice fly.

• First baseman Todd Helton, 39 and coming off right hip surgery, is being held out of the early spring games, but he is planning on 25-30 at-bats before Cactus League play ends. Part of it is to keep his defensive skills sharp. "There are only so many ground balls you can take without getting to see the ball off the bat, live," Helton said. "But I'm getting enough work right now. I'm in no hurry. I know it's a long season, and my goal is to play in the season."

• Rockies pitching coach Jim Wright said lefty Jorge De La Rosa, who will pitch Tuesday against the Cubs, appears fully recovered from the 2011 Tommy John surgery that took the rest of that season and most of last season to heal. Wright said De La Rosa -- a 29-game winner from 2008 until the injury in May 2011 -- is not hesitating to throw his breaking stuff in bullpen and live batting-practice sessions. "He's still got to get consistent with the slider, but the curveball is a pitch he wanted to get back in there," Wright said. "It's a weapon for him, an early-strike pitch. He's working on the rotation, getting it down in the zone. So far he's done that."

• Manager Walt Weiss realizes his moves are predetermined in these early Spring Training games, but he's trying to think through games as if they're regular-season games that require strategy. Bench coach Tom Runnells is talking him through the possible strategies. "Three games into Spring Training, I asked him if he's tired from me leaning on him," Weiss said.