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Rockies cut five players; Pacheco and Culberson make 25-man roster

By: Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post
March 27, 2014 Updated: March 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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photo - Jordan Pacheco appears to have made the Rockies opening day roster as a backup catcher. (AP file)
Jordan Pacheco appears to have made the Rockies opening day roster as a backup catcher. (AP file) 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Rockies continued to trim their roster Thursday, sending five players down to the minors as they near their 25-man opening-day roster.

The players optioned were catcher Mike McKenry and infielders Josh Rutledge and Ryan Wheeler. Outfielders Jason Pridie and Tim Wheeler, both non-roster invitees, were re-assigned to the minors.

A major-league source also said that utility infielder Paul Janish also has been told he has not made the team.

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