Todd Helton 1B COL Feb 15 '79
Todd Helton was sentenced to one year of probation, a $400 fine and 24 hours of community service after he entered a guilty plea Tuesday to "driving while ability impaired."
Helton was arrested back in February on suspicion of DUI. Prosecutors said Tuesday that the 39-year-old had a .102 blood alcohol level. "I am very regretful," Helton said in court. "I have taken measures to ensure it never happens again."
Todd Helton 1B COL Feb 13 '79
Rockies activated 1B Todd Helton from the 15-day disabled list.
Helton had been sidelined since April 19 due to left forearm inflammation. He didn't play and rehab games, but the Rockies aren't worried about the 39-year-old's timing.
Todd Helton 1B COL Feb 11 '79
Todd Helton (forearm) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Sunday.
Helton has been sidelined since April 19 due to left forearm inflammation, but he will not require a minor league rehab assignment. The 39-year-old is hitting .268 (11-for-41) with one home run, three doubles and 10 RBI in 13 games this season.
Todd Helton 1B COL Feb 03 '79
Todd Helton (forearm) will rest for 4-5 days before being re-evaluated.
Helton was finally placed on the DL Thursday after missing the last five games with left forearm inflammation. If the injury responds after the 4-5 days of rest, he could be ready for activation when first eligible on May 5. The inflammation in the tendon leaves him vulnerable to a more serious injury if he doesn't get it under control, though.
Todd Helton 1B COL Feb 03 '79
Rockies placed 1B Todd Helton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with left forearm inflammation.
Helton has struggled to make any progress this week, so the move became increasingly inevitable. Ryan Wheeler has been called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs and will provide another option at first base alongside Michael Cuddyer and Jordan Pacheco.
Todd Helton 1B COL Feb 02 '79
Todd Helton (forearm) is out of the Rockies' lineup again on Wednesday.
Helton hasn't played since Friday due to a left forearm strain and could soon be placed on the disabled list. Michael Cuddyer will start at first base Wednesday.
Todd Helton 1B COL Feb 01 '79
Todd Helton (forearm) will attempt to play the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves.
Helton hasn't played since Friday due to a left forearm strain and received a cortisone shot Sunday. If he isn't able to play Tuesday night, it's possible that he'll be placed on the disabled list. Jordan Pacheco is playing first base in the first game of the doubleheader.
Todd Helton 1B COL Jan 30 '79
Todd Helton was held out of the Rockies lineup on Saturday with a left forearm strain.
Helton suffered the injury on a swing during Tuesday's doubleheader but played through the pain in hopes it would go away. He said the injury isn't serious enough that he can't play, but he was held out of the lineup as a precaution. He's considered day-to-day.
Todd Helton 1B COL Jan 24 '79
Todd Helton delivered a pinch hit two-run homer against the Padres on Sunday.
Helton came off the bench to hit a two-run shot off Dale Thayer in seventh inning and get the win for the Rockies. He put together an impressive series this weekend after going 3-for-4 with an RBI double on Friday. Helton had been struggling to this point, but his swing may finally be starting to come around.
Todd Helton 1B COL Jan 22 '79
Todd Helton went 3-for-4 with an RBI double against the Padres on Friday.
Helton needed this. He didn't play Wednesday before Thursday's off day and entered tonight 2-for-21 this season.