Future Colorado Rockies: Albuquerque Isotopes July 29 Update

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Jul 26, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; A general view during the fifth inning between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. The Rockies won 17-7. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Trending up (Christian Bergman): The big league-quality middle reliever/spot starter is here in Albuquerque this week on a rehabilitation assignment to recover from an arm injury in the hopes of quickly returning to the Colorado Rockies in another few days.

Bergman’s had a nice year in Denver — or at least he did before the injury — going 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA in 19 games (1 start). On Tuesday night, Bergman threw two scoreless innings for the Topes, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out two batters.

Obviously, considering the Rockies’ starting pitching and bullpen depth in 2015 as the season starts to end, Bergman’s return to Denver fairly soon would be a welcome addition to a beleaguered staff.

Trending down (Charlie Culberson): What in the hell happened to Culberson? The man who spent most of the season on the 40-man and 25-man rosters has completely disappeared from the Rockies’ plans in 2015. After dealing with a groin injury immediately from the start of Spring Training, Culberson disappeared for much of the first two months of the year.

He surfaced at the end of May, played five games, went 4-for-20, and promptly went right back on to the disabled list. This is a lost year for him, but considering some of the Rockies’ options coming up (Trevor Story, Cristhian Adames, etc.) and some of the ones who have asserted themselves in Denver already (DJ LeMahieu), Culberson may not be long for the Rockies’ organization.

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