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SPRING TRAINING

Monday: Rockies at Brewers, 1:05 p.m., Maryvale

Sunday: Rockies 8, Dodgers 2

Batting recap: Todd Helton and Matt Holliday, hitting No. 3 and 4 in the lineup, finished a combined 4 for 5 with four runs and three RBIs.

Pitching recap: Starter Kip Wells allowed two runs in four innings, then found out he’ll be in the bullpen when the season starts.

With Wells out of the picture, Franklin Morales, Mark Redman and Josh Towers are the finalists for the final two spots in the rotation.

Notable: Brad Hawpe was back in the lineup for Colorado after missing the past 11 games with a sore left elbow. He spent the downtime in the cage working on his swing, and it showed against the Dodgers.

Hawpe finished 2 for 3 with a double and a triple to raise his spring average to .417. He also drove in four runs.

Rockies second baseman Marcus Giles said after the game that he was informed by the team that he could be traded. Giles, who was signed by Colorado as a free agent Jan. 8, is hitting .321 this spring.

Quotable: “We wanted to give (Wells) an opportunity to start,” Hurdle said. “The reality of it is, we thought he was versatile enough to fit a couple of different ways.”

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