Todd Helton Injury: Rockies 1B Will Be Activated Friday

Injured Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton had been looking at a return to the Rockies on Tuesday but will instead re-join the club on Friday. He's been sidelined by an injury to his hip.

Related: Know Your Foe #31: D-Backs Look to Continue Dominance Over Rockies at Chase Field

Helton, who has not played for the Rockies since July 8, played in a couple of games with the organization's rookie ball club in Grand Junction over the weekend. Helton is hitting .235/.332/.398 with 13 doubles, seven home runs and 34 RBI for the Rockies in 2012.

The Rockies begin a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more comprehensive coverage, head over to Rockies blog Purple Row. And for more from around baseball, visit Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.

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