Troy Renck of The Denver Post is reporting the Colorado Rockies have cut an additional five players, including top prospects OF Tim Wheeler and 3B Nolan Arenado:
Rockies players sent to minors: Zach Putnam, Carlos Torres, Tim Wheeler,Nolan Arenado, D.J. LeMahieu. Rockies at 39 on 40-man roster— Troy Renck, Rockies (@TroyRenck) March 23, 2012
Wheeler played at the Double-A level in 2011, where he clobbered an impressive 33 homers, stole 21 bases and hit a strong .287/.365/.535 slash. Arenado, the team's top prospect according to Marc Hulet, split his time between the Rookie League and High-A in 2011. He hit a combined 26 home runs and managed a decent .298/.349/.487 slash in High-A.
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