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Torrealba returns after recovering from concussion

DENVER -- The Rockies activated catcher Yorvit Torrealba from the seven-day disabled list just before the start of Tuesday's game.

Torrealba suffered a concussion Aug. 18 when a foul ball careened off his mask in the eighth inning of a 7-2 loss to the Orioles. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said pregame they were still waiting for Torrealba to be cleared.

"He may be back today; we're waiting on some confirmation on that," Weiss said. "We don't have confirmation yet."

A strong defensive catcher valued for his knowledge behind the plate, Torrealba entered Tuesday hitting .252 with 10 RBIs and six doubles in 51 games.

To make room, Colorado sent infielder Ryan Wheeler back to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Wheeler played in 10 games for the Rockies, starting three, going 4-for-19 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.

Named to the All-Pacific Coast League team, Wheeler hit .308 with 10 homers and 81 RBIs in 110 games with the Sky Sox.

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for
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