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Rockies ponder September callups

DENVER -- On Sunday, Major League rosters will expand from 25 to 40 players, opening up plenty of room for players to make the jump from the Minor Leagues, and several of the Rockies' top prospects will get a chance to showcase their big league potential.

Manager Walt Weiss declined to say how many players will be called up, but he did give a slight hint as to his strategy.

"We're putting our list together, and there's still some guys I'm not sure about, we got some questions on," he said. "But it's not going to be a ton of guys. Probably some familiar faces -- guys that have been with us during the season and maybe a couple more, couple new ones."

Given Weiss' plan, shortstop Josh Rutledge and third baseman Ryan Wheeler -- who was just sent back to Triple-A Colorado Springs Tuesday -- seem likely to return. Outfielder Tyler Colvin is another likely selection after playing 27 games for the Rockies in June and July.

Relief pitchers Manuel Corpas, Mitchell Boggs and Logan Kensing, all with Colorado Springs, could also rejoin the roster.

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for
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