Updated: March 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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.