Helton goes on 15-day DL with sore back

Updated: July 4, 2008, 7:38 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- A Colorado Rockies' season soured by injury and inconsistency took yet another ugly turn Friday when slumping slugger Todd Helton went on the disabled list for just the third time in his career.

"It's definitely a relief to get a chance to feel better and hopefully be productive when I get back," said Helton, whose strained lower back landed him on the 15-day DL.

"It's disappointing, too. You never want to go on the disabled list," Helton said. "You always feel like you're ...

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