(42-47, 5½ games back, NL West)
Big week leading to the break. The Rockies, after getting outscored 22-2 while being swept in three games at Arizona, continue their trip with three games in San Diego and four in Los Angeles.
The question is which of their players will be healthy?
Right-hander Roy Oswalt is headed to the disabled list after injuring his left hamstring Sunday, and left fielder Carlos Gonzalez injured his right middle finger in the same game. The good news: Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and center fielder Dexter Fowler will begin rehabilitation assignments Monday and could return against the Dodgers.
The Rockies made an offer for Nolasco, but their bigger needs are a back-end reliever and perhaps another bat. They’ll figure out their rotation: Right-hander Juan Nicasio is showing improved secondary stuff at Triple-A, and Double-A righty Chad Bettis, who threw 92 to 97 mph Wednesday in his first start coming off rotator-cuff inflammation, also could be a factor in the second half. — Ken Rosenthal
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