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Chatwood, Oswalt progressing; CarGo feeling better

Chatwood, Oswalt progressing; CarGo feeling better

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MIAMI -- The Rockies had some good news to report Saturday before the club's game against the Marlins.

Manager Walt Weiss said injured right-handed pitchers Tyler Chatwood and Roy Oswalt had positive bullpen sessions and appear to be progressing well with their respective injuries.

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Chatwood, who is recovering from an impingement in his right elbow and has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 8, indicated he is ready for a rehab assignment.

"Everything went well," Weiss said of Chatwood's session. "We're going to look to get him out on a rehab assignment sometime next week, so he's coming along."

Oswalt, who went on the DL after straining his left hamstring July 7, suffered a setback during a simulated game Aug. 10, but he also had a positive session Saturday.

"We're planning on him throwing a simulated game when we get back home," Weiss said of Oswalt. "He's a little bit behind Tyler, but he had a good day. His bullpen went well."

Weiss also said that left fielder Carlos Gonzalez, who has a sprained UCL in his right middle finger, has been taking some swings.

"He hasn't hit off a pitcher, but he's feeling better," Weiss said.

Steve Dorsey is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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