Mar 14, 2012; Surprise, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Edwar Cabrera (74) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Rox Make First Round of Cuts

A sign we are getting closer to meaningful baseball games, the Rockies announced their first round of cuts today. Pitcher Edwar Cabrera, Infielder Thomas Field and Outfielder Jamie Hoffman remain on the 40 man roster and have been optioned to minor league camp. Pitchers Stephen Dodson, Joe Gardner, Mike Ekstrom, Chad Bettis and Dustin Molleken, catchers Lars Davis and Matt McBride, infielder Ben Paulsen and outfielder Kent Matthes were non-roster invitees and have been reassigned to minor league camp. There are no real surprises here as none of these players were in serious contention to make the opening day roster. The moves leave the Rockies with 48 players on the Major League Spring Training roster, including 12 non-roster players.

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