Sep 23, 2009 12:36 PM by Associated Press

Rockies to start Cook on Friday against St. Louis

Right-hander Aaron Cook will return to the mound for the Colorado Rockies on Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Manager Jim Tracy said Cook, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 22 with a strained right elbow, will be limited to 70 pitches.

Ready to spell him if he runs into early trouble will be right-hander Jose Contreras, who is healthy again after straining his right thigh while running out a groundball on Sept. 10 in his second start in place of Cook.

Also, closer Huston Street, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 1 while dealing with biceps tendinitis in his throwing arm, is ready to return to action.


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