Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:44:44 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton has decided to call it a career following 17 seasons with the ballclub. Helton intentionally waited this long to make sure he was at peace with his decision, as well as to prevent any fuss or a farewell tour. Helton did want a chance to say goodbye to the fans during the season's final nine-game homestand.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:20:34 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (back) said his back injury flared up again Saturday, Aug. 3. He was able to play Sunday, Aug. 4, but he said that his back "didn't feel good. That pinch-hit (appearance Saturday) probably screwed me up a little bit."
Fantasy Tip: If you depend upon Helton in deeper mixed fantasy leagues or NL-only formats, it is a good idea to reserve him for the upcoming week.
Fri, 31 May 2013 20:36:00 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton hit his 358th career home run Friday, May 31, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tying him for 78th all-time with Hall of Famer Yogi Berra and free-agent 1B Carlos Lee.
Tue, 07 May 2013 07:55:44 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton pleaded guilty to "driving while ability impaired," saying he is "very regretful." The judge ordered Helton to one year of probation and 24 hours of community service.
Sun, 05 May 2013 11:08:24 -0700
The Colorado Rockies have activated SP Jhoulys Chacin (back) and 1B Todd Helton (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list. In corresponding moves, SP Tyler Chatwood and INF Ryan Wheeler have been optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:49:27 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (forearm) was told to rest for three to five days, and his issue remains inflammation in a tendon that leaves him vulnerable to another injury.
Fantasy Tip: Helton's injury isn't serious, and he's expected to return from the DL when he's eligible. However, expect Walt Weiss to continue resting him frequently in order to keep him healthy for the long season.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:53:47 -0700
The Colorado Rockies placed 1B Todd Helton (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, April 25, and recalled 3B Ryan Wheeler from the minors in a corresponding move.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:10:37 -0700
The Colorado Rockies are expected to call up 3B Ryan Wheeler Thursday, April 25, after 1B Todd Helton (forearm) has missed the last five games with a sore left forearm. Helton could land on the disabled list. Wheeler is hitting .348 with six extra-base hits in 15 games with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Fantasy Tip: Jordan Pacheco and Michael Cuddyer have been splitting time at first base with Helton sidelined, and that's expected to continue if Helton lands on the DL. Wheeler will likely just be used for infield depth, so he'll only carry value in NL-only formats.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:09:13 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (forearm) was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game Wednesday, April 24, against the Atlanta Braves. The team has not determined yet if he will need a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:52:53 -0700
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (forearm) hopes to play in Game 2 of the team's doubleheader Tuesday, April 23, after straining his left forearm last week. However, with temperatures very low, manager Walt Weiss didn't expect to play Helton. He received a cortisone shot in his forearm and was feeling better Tuesday, but it was still stiff and swollen.
Fantasy Tip: As long as Helton is out, Jordan Pacheco will benefit with increased playing time. However, it looks like Helton can avoid a trip to the DL.