GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies first baseman Todd Helton hopes he is heating up at the right time. With two hits during Friday night's 5-3 loss to the Rangers, Helton has hit .444 (12-for-27) with six RBIs in the last 10 games.
Helton, 38, has battled back problems in recent years, but he is heading into 2012 with no debilitating health issues. Helton even made a leaping stab of an Elvis Andrus line drive in Friday's game.
"I've got my timing down, I think, but I'm still working on things," said Helton, who did not make the trip to Glendale for Saturday's 3-1 victory against the White Sox. "I'm hitting the ball fairly well. I feel healthy. I've got that going for me."