Rockies activate Tulowitzki, send out Eldred

July 27, 2010 | 3:51 pm | 2  

The Colorado Rockies officially get their All-Star shortstop and cleanup hitter back Tuesday after activating Troy Tulowitzki from the disabled list. The Rockies designated Brad Eldred for assignment to make room for Tulowitzki.

Clint Barmes, who started all but one game in Tulowitzki’s absence, slides back to his old home at second base against Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Zach Duke. Jonathan Herrera gets the night off, his first day off since taking over the full-time second base job after Tulowitzki’s injury. It remains to be seen how much playing time Herrera, the regular No. 2 hitter for most of the past month, will get.

Eldred hit .250 with one home run and three RBI since being recalled July 7 when Todd Helton went on the disabled list. If Eldred clears waivers, he can return to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

2 Comments »

  • Trey | July 28, 2010 | 9:17 am

    Why did Fowler not get sent back down? He is struggling again.

  • Lerxst | July 28, 2010 | 10:16 am

    I think they let Eldred go because they will need some flexibility on the 40 man roster with the impending return of EY. They want to showcase Hawpe at 1st for the next few days. He hit well yesterday, both opposite field hits (one a HR against a lefty), and I suspect they are trying to get him some quality time to ship him out… Just guessing though…

    I suspect there will be several roster moves made this week…