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Colorado Rockies News: Jonathan Herrera Returns From DL, D.J. LeMahieu Optioned To Triple-A

Colorado Rockies infielder Jonathan Herrera is ready to come off the 15-day disabled list, so 23-year old infielder D.J. LeMahieu will be headed back to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Here's the official tweet from the Rockies:

The 27-year old Herrera hasn't played since May 22. He's hitting .239/.282 /.373 in 67 at-bats this season. Herrera has two homers and four RBI on the season. LeMahieu played 19 games for Colorado in the big leagues, posting a .205 average with no homers and two RBI.

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The Rockies begin a three-game weekend set on Friday with the Texas Rangers when Christian Friedrich opposes Roy Oswalt in his Rangers debut.

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