The Rockies haven’t announced the 25 man roster yet, but they are making the math a little easier to guess at. Today the team sent Josh Rutledge, Michael McKenry, Jason Pridie and both Wheelers (Tim and Ryan) down to the minors. The move will solidify Pacheco as backup dishmaster. There is also talk of Janish being on the short list of cuts, giving Culberson a long look at a utility infield spot. Lyles as SP (and indirectly Kahnle) and winner of Blackmon/Dickerson yet to be determined.
Renck: “I was just told that Janish was sent down by Rockies source. So Culberson is the UTL guy by this math.” It means either both Blackmon and Dickerson make the team or they changed their minds and go with 8-man bullpen. Chance increasing for Kahnle to make club.