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DENVER (AP) _ Right-hander Aaron Cook, one of the Colorado Rockies' top prospects, was recalled Friday from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Cook, 23, takes the roster spot left open by reliever Rick White, who was designated for assignment on Thursday.

Cook, the Rockies' second-round selection in the 1997 June draft, was 4-4 with a 3.78 ERA in 10 starts at Colorado Springs. He began the year at Double-A Carolina, where he was 7-2 with a 1.42 ERA, including back-to-back shutouts.

``Cook is going to go into the bullpen mix to start with,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ``We'll get him adjusted to the big-league atmosphere. Obviously, our long-range plan is to eventually find him a spot in the starting rotation. This is a power arm.

``I assured him that what he brings to the table will work at this level. He doesn't need to add or subtract anything from it.''