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Rogers getting closer to pitching again

Rogers getting closer to pitching again

Rogers getting closer to pitching again
DENVER -- Rockies right-hander Esmil Rogers threw about 60 pitches during a bullpen session on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a strained right lat muscle.

On Monday, he'll throw live batting practice at the Rockies' complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., and he hopes to pitch in an extended spring training game on Thursday.

Rogers said the muscle felt good after Wednesday's workout.

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"He's working his way closer to getting up and running and getting close to pitching again," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "We're getting very close to that."

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