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Forearm injury lands Helton on DL

The Colorado Rockies will remain without first baseman Todd Helton until at least early May after placing the veteran on the 15-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game at Arizona.

The move was made prior to April 20. Helton has missed the team's last five games due to inflammation in his left forearm.

Prior to the injury, Helton was batting .268 with one home run and 10 RBI in 13 games.

To fill the available roster spot, Colorado recalled infielder Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Acquired from the Diamondbacks in exchange for reliever Matt Reynolds during the offseason, Wheeler hit .239 with one homer and 10 RBI over 50 games with Arizona in 2012. The 24-year-old third baseman/first baseman was batting .348 with two homers and 16 RBI through 15 contests at Colorado Springs.

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