Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Todd Helton Begins Rehab Play in Colorado Springs

Colorado first baseman Todd Helton, out of action with a variation of Crohn's Disease, begins a rehab start at AAA Colorado Springs today. Helton missed time with acute terminal ileitis, an inflammation of the end of the intestine which is incurable but treatable with diet modification and common medicines. Helton is restricted from eating spicy and certain other types of foods. Helton is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Friday.