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The Colorado Rockies expect to have closer Rafael Betancourt (groin) and outfielder Michael Cuddyer (neck) available on Friday when they open a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Josh Rutledge won’t be joining them, however. The second baseman was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday after batting .242 and struggling in the field. DJ LeMahieu, batting .412 in seven games, will take over Rutledge’s starting job.