Aaron Cook feeling better, nearing bullpen session

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Rockies starter Aaron Cook missed a scheduled bullpen session this past weekend because he was dealing with general soreness in his arms and legs. He hasn’t stepped atop a mound this week either, but that could change soon.

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Cook played long toss from 180 feet on Wednesday afternoon in Rockies camp and reported no abnormal pain or discomfort afterward.

The right-hander will repeat that workout Thursday, then it may be time for him to hit the mound.

Cook, 32, posted a brutal 5.08 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 23 starts last season for the Rox. He also spent about a month on the disabled list. Colorado is hoping that he will be both healthy and effective this year.