Rockies Practice, Play Simulated Game
The Rockies went through a simulated game Friday, with Jeff Francis and Ubaldo Jimenez taking turns pitching to hitters.
Jimenez hit Iannetta and Willy Taveras with pitches.
"Luckily, it didn't get me in the ribs or the elbow, just in the side," Iannetta said.
Same with Taveras, who returned to the roster last week and played a key role in the Rockies' sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with his speed on the bases and in center field.
In the lighthearted, four-inning scrimmage, former Rockies' slugger Vinny Castilla played third base while manager Clint Hurdle played some in left field.