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Rosario ready to start rehab at Triple-A

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DENVER -- Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario, who hasn't played since May 2 because of a viral infection, will begin an injury rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday, at home against New Orleans. The Rockies announced the move on Twitter.

Rosario (.239, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs in 31 games) and infielder Josh Rutledge went on the 15-day disabled list within days of each other with the flu. Rutledge was brought off the DL and optioned to Colorado Springs earlier this week.

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It isn't clear how long the Rockies want Rosario at Colorado Springs. He is eligible to return Sunday, the finale of a three-game series with the Padres.

The Rockies are without two regulars: Rosario and outfielder/first baseman Michael Cuddyer, who was scheduled to begin receiving regular at-bats at extended spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday. There was no report how Thursday went for Cuddyer (.317, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs in 16 games), who suffered a left hamstring strain on April 17.

Cuddyer set a target date of Tuesday, the start of a three-game home set with the Giants. "You've got to play some games to make sure you are at game speed," Cuddyer said earlier this week.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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