Rockies activate Helton

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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies on Tuesday reinstated first baseman Todd Helton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Jonathan Herrera to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Helton is batting .247 with a pair of homers and 16 RBI in 70 games this season. He was placed on the DL on July 7 with lower back stiffness.

In 47 games for the Rockies this year, Herrera hit .278 with one homer and 15 RBI.


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