Worth noting

• First baseman Michael Cuddyer did not play on Friday after originally being in the posted lineup but said he was only a little sore two days after being hit in the left shoulder by Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Cuddyer had a lace-like imprint on his shoulder from the ball but expects to play on Saturday.

• Infielder Josh Rutledge returned to the lineup on Friday after missing time with a sprained left ankle. He went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and played five innings at second.

• Weiss said that first baseman Justin Morneau (neck) hit on the field on Friday and is "getting pretty close" to game action.

• The Rockies' four home runs on Friday equaled their total through their first eight Cactus League games.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.