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Besides the huge sigh of relief that went out of the collective lungs of Rockies fans when we learned Tulo's wrist wasn't broken yesterday, here's the latest:

As was noted in the comments to the game thread yesterday, the Rockies made their first official cuts from the major league camp. Headed to the minors are Alberto Arias, Greg Reynolds, Juan Morillo, Franklin Morales, Eric DuBose, and Josh Newman. None of these six had much shot at making the roster out of Spring, so the cuts mostly serve to free up space and innings for those that do. For Reynolds and Morales, this could very well be the last Spring they experience the dreaded shears of roster reduction, while the rest have varying degrees of chances for future appearances with the Rockies this season. According to yesterday's notes column, an additional six to nine players should be cut some time today.

The Hardball Times' Chris Constancio continues with his best young players of each position series, this time mentioning Dexter Fowler among the league's top center field prospects.

Speaking of prospects, Baseball America's Matt Meyers is in Arizona this week doing a tour of all the camps. He hasn't gotten to the Rockies yet, and I'll be sure to point it out when he does, but he did have a run-in with some guy named Barry while waiting for the Giants' Tim Lincecum. It's always good to know what's going on with the divisional rivals. Luckily in this case, outside of Lincecum, Jonathan Sanchez and Angel Villalona, the Giants don't have a lot to look at.

Former Rockie Jeromy Burnitz has decided to retire, a decision that was necessitated by nobody wanting his declining services this season.