Rodgers (hamstring) took at-bats against rehabbing Rockies starter Kyle Freeland (shoulder) in a simulated game Tuesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Rodgers was reportedly running the bases after getting a hit in the sim game -- a sign that the 24-year-old may be nearly recovered from the right hamstring strain he suffered in mid-March. With the minor-league season beginning Tuesday, Rodgers will likely report to Triple-A Albuquerque in the near future to complete a rehab assignment. Once the hamstring injury is in the rearview mirror, Rodgers could be a candidate to fill an everyday role in the Colorado infield alongside shortstop Trevor Story.

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