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Tyler Anderson inches closer to a return with solid rehab start

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MLB: Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

With six strikeouts over five innings, it sure looks like Tyler Anderson may be ready to rejoin the Rockies rotation. The lefty’s successful rehab start on Sunday inched him closer to his activation from the disabled list and return to the big leagues.

Anderson surrendered one run on five hits in the start, the Isotopes offense was left scoreless and saddled him with the loss for the effort. Anderson may make a second rehab start later in the week, but he’s likely not too far from his anticipated return.

The second year pro was supposed to be one of the stable arms in a rotation full of young, unproven talent. But so far this season has been a sophomore slump for Anderson. With his return not too far away, the Rockies will be hoping to see more of 2016 Anderson as they suddenly find themselves in a “too many cooks” situation in their starting rotation.

The Isotopes fell to 34-35 with the loss, other news and notes from the affiliates are below:

Triple-A: Sacramento River Cats 1, Albuquerque Isotopes 0

Tyler Anderson: 5 IP, 6 K, 1 R

Ryan McMahon (No. 7 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B

Double-A: Altoona Curve 6, Hartford Yard Goats 5 (11)

Josh Fuentes: 2-for-3, 2 2B, BB

Ryan Castellani (No. 9 PuRP): 6 IP, 6 K, 4 R

Single-A Advanced: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 8, Lancaster JetHawks 4

Wes Rogers: 3-for-5

Hamlet Marte: 2-for-4, 2B

Single-A: Asheville Tourists 3, Augusta GreenJackets 0

Alejandro Requena: 8 IP, 8 K, 0 R

Manuel Melendez: 1-for-3

Single-A Short Season: (Double Header) Game 1: Boise Hawks 3, Spokane Indians 1. Game 2: Spokane Indians 10, Boise Hawks 0

Breiling Eusebio: 5 IP, 7 K, 1 R

Monday Probables:

Triple-A Albuquerque: Jon Gray (Rehab) vs. Sacramento

Double-A Hartford: OFF

Single-A Advanced Lancaster: OFF

Single-A Asheville: OFF

Single-A Short Season Boise: Keinter Olivares (0-0, 81.00 ERA) vs. Spokane

Rookie Grand Junction: TBD (Season Opener) vs. Idaho Falls

Dominican Summer League: TBD vs. DSL Mets