Worth noting

Worth noting

• Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will not be activated Tuesday, the first day he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list for a right hip injury. Instead, the club will wait until it returns to Denver on Friday to activate the veteran.

"To bring him here for one or two days and to fly him here and then fly back -- we just felt that it would be in his best interest for him to remain back in Denver and rejoin us then," Tracy said.

Tracy also said Helton won't play in any more rehab games.

• Rehabbing shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, currently on the disabled list with a groin injury, appears to be nearing the point at which he will begin participating in more baseball activities.

"He's definitely moving in the right direction, he's been doing some functional stuff the last couple days," Tracy said. "When we get back on Friday, I'm sure we'll see how he is, physically. If he is progressing the way he is now, there is a possibility we'll ramp him up further and push him in the direction of some serious baseball activities. As far as any timetable in relation to his readiness, I don't have it."