• Lefty Christian Friedrich gave up two solo homers to Pence and three runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings Friday. The Rockies announced Thursday that Friedrich, who was a considered a competitor for a rotation spot, would be sent to Minor League camp. Friedrich missed almost all of last season with a back injury that he suffered in 2012.
"It's been a positive camp for him," Weiss said of Friedrich, who had a 7.36 ERA in three games. "He needs to build himself up, get himself into a position where he gets out there every fifth day and gets into that routine again. He threw the ball pretty good, although Pence got him a couple of times."
• Rockies shortstop Tulowitzki, hit on the left calf by a pitch from the D-backs' Wade Miley on Wednesday, could be a candidate to return Saturday against the Angels. Weiss was not sure as of Friday but felt Tulowitzki was closer to a return.
Tulowitzki told the Associated Press on Friday, "The swelling has gone down. I've been in the training room all day trying to take care of it."
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