Worth noting

• Tuesday's game was under American League rules, so Weiss experimented with usual No. 3 hitter Carlos Gonzalez hitting second and cleanup man Troy Tulowitzki hitting third.

"We were just messing around -- maybe sometimes in Interleague Play," Weiss said. "I look at that nine hitter sometimes as another leadoff guy. So it's like hitting third, still, and we can possibly get him another at-bat."

• Infielder DJ LeMahieu, battling for a backup infield spot, went 2-for-4 with an RBI single Tuesday. He played third base and had an error.

Last season, LeMahieu made the most of the starts he received at second base in the final months and finished with a .297 average in 81 games.

• Righty reliever Edgmer Escalona, returning to Cactus League play after missing a week because a ground ball he deflected hit him in the face, pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout. Escalona, who is out of Minor League options, has a 1.50 ERA in five Cactus League appearances.

Weiss said the Rockies haven't decided whether to go with seven relievers or eight when the regular season starts. Even though the Rockies are off the fourth day of the season, Weiss said the team will begin with five starters rather than four.

• Veteran right fielder Michael Cuddyer had two standout defensive plays -- a running catch of a Lorenzo Cain fly ball, after which he doubled Salvador Perez off first base; and a laser throw to third to retire Billy Butler, who was trying to go from first to third on a single. Cuddyer, who also plays first base, is seen as a leader in the Rockies' initiative to improve a defense that led the Majors in errors last season.

• Outfield prospect Corey Dickerson doubled in both of his at-bats and has a .400 average this spring. Dickerson hit a combined .304 with 22 home runs, 40 doubles and 88 RBIs at Class A Modesto and Double-A Tulsa last season.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.