Worth noting

Troy Tulowitzki will take the trip to Peoria, Ariz., with the Rockies on Wednesday to play his third game of the season. He's been playing every other day with good success as he returns from last season's groin injury, and manager Walt Weiss is being careful about the pace he puts Tulo through.

"We'll keep communicating," Weiss said. "It's been one on, one off. We'll pick our spot where he wants to go back-to-back. We'll figure out when that is."

• Weiss indicated Todd Helton would likely make his first appearance in the Cactus League in the "vicinity" of next weekend.

• Starting pitcher Christian Friedrich made his big league debut in 2012 and went 5-8 with a 6.70 ERA before landing on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back. He threw a bullpen on Monday and it went well enough that he is scheduled to throw another one on Wednesday.

"I heard it went very well," Weiss said of his 25-pitch session. "I imagine he'll throw [live batting practice and] some simulated games before we throw him out there [in a game]."