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Injured Rockies pitchers Brown, Hale making progress in rehab

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 29: David Hale #61 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on June 29, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 29: David Hale #61 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on June 29, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies are getting closer to adding some needed help to their pitching staff.

Manager Walt Weiss told reporters Wednesday that pitchers Brooks Brown and David Hale are both making progress in their rehabs from injuries.

Brown, who has been sidelined with inflammation in his right throwing shoulder since June 16, threw a scoreless inning of relief on Sunday.

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"Not sure he's exactly where he needs to be quite yet, but he's working his way back," Weiss said. "I don't know exactly what day that is. But we felt like he'd be a little bit behind, and that's where he's at. So there are no big surprises there."

After sustaining a right groin injury on July 9, Hale is back on the mound, but got knocked around for five earned runs in 2 2/3 innings in a rehab outing on Friday.

"He's going to be built up as a starter, for sure," Weiss said. "He's got a few [more rehab] starts to make, but health-wise, David's doing well. No issues with the groin."

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