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• First baseman Todd Helton's season-ending surgery on his right hip went as expected Friday. The operation, performed by Dr. James Genuario in Englewood, Colo., was to repair a torn labrum and other damage, but nothing unexpected was found, Tracy said. Helton, who turns 39 on Aug. 20, hopes to be ready for next Spring Training.

• Left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, who had a couple of setbacks in his return from Tommy John elbow surgery and has yet to pitch in the Majors this year, cleared a comeback hurdle Friday by completing his second 35-pitch bullpen session at AT&T Park. He threw curveballs and changeups in addition to fastballs. After two days off, De La Rosa will throw 45 pitches and increase the intensity of his fastball.

• In other rehab news, outfielder-first baseman Michael Cuddyer (right oblique strain) will be evaluated Monday and could soon begin a Minor League rehab assignment. Cuddyer is eligible to return Thursday, but Dugger said he will recommend Cuddyer play at least one game in the Minors first.

• First baseman Jason Giambi, who hasn't played since July 20 because of viral syndrome, has begun playing catch, running and working in the weight room but is still waiting for his energy to return.

• Left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez (left biceps tendinitis) is still shut down and hasn't begun working toward a comeback.

• Tracy said he will announce changes to the Rockies' rotation after seeing how right-hander Jhoulys Chacin -- who hasn't pitched for the club since May 1 because of a chest nerve issue -- comes out of his final scheduled rehab start, Saturday for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

• First baseman Todd Helton's season-ending surgery on his right hip went as expected Friday. The operation, performed by Dr. James Genuario in Englewood, Colo., was to repair a torn labrum and other damage, but nothing unexpected was found, Tracy said. Helton, who turns 39 on Aug. 20, hopes to be ready for next Spring Training.

• Left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, who had a couple of setbacks in his return from Tommy John elbow surgery and has yet to pitch in the Majors this year, cleared a comeback hurdle Friday by completing his second 35-pitch bullpen session at AT&T Park. He threw curveballs and changeups in addition to fastballs. After two days off, De La Rosa will throw 45 pitches and increase the intensity of his fastball.

• In other rehab news, outfielder-first baseman Michael Cuddyer (right oblique strain) will be evaluated Monday and could soon begin a Minor League rehab assignment. Cuddyer is eligible to return Thursday, but Dugger said he will recommend Cuddyer play at least one game in the Minors first.

• First baseman Jason Giambi, who hasn't played since July 20 because of viral syndrome, has begun playing catch, running and working in the weight room but is still waiting for his energy to return.

• Left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez (left biceps tendinitis) is still shut down and hasn't begun working toward a comeback.

• Tracy said he will announce changes to the Rockies' rotation after seeing how right-hander Jhoulys Chacin -- who hasn't pitched for the club since May 1 because of a chest nerve issue -- comes out of his final scheduled rehab start, Saturday for Triple-A Colorado Springs.