With their season opener less than a week away, the Colorado Rockies have cut down their roster to 33 players. On Thursday, the organization announced Josh Rutledge, Jason Pridie, Tim Wheeler, Ryan Wheeler, and Mike McKenry were all sent to Rockies' Minor League camp. Rutledge and Pridie were both thought to be in contention to become the Rockies' main utility infielder at the start of the season, a job which now seems to have been won by Charlie Culberson.
Before being sent down, Pridie posted a .378 average at the plate, with an on-base percentage of .477. Rutledge's numbers were a bit more pedestrian, with an average of .270 and on-base percentage at .325.
The Rockies must get down to 25 players on their roster by Monday, when they open the regular season in Miami against the Marlins.