There has been mixed news for the Rockies on the injury front over the last several days, one player is out, one is back healthy and one may be back sooner than expected.
Outfielder Corey Dickerson has joined the list of walking wounded for the Rockies, with today marking the second straight day he was scratched from a spring training game with back tightness, despite telling media members he felt fine this morning.
The news is good, however, for right-handed pitcher Jon Gray, who is back in action after experiencing some tightness in his groin over the weekend. It is still unclear whether or not Gray will break camp with the big league club.
There is also good news for righty Eddie Butler who, despite a report to the contrary, is still in contention to start the Rockies' third game of the season next Wednesday in Milwaukee, according to manager Walt Weiss.
UPDATE: Reliever John Axford's son, Jameson, doing much better after being bitten by a rattlesnake, according to The Denver Post's Patrick Saunders. The elder Axford is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game tomorrow and take part in the Rockies' Cactus League finale Saturday.