Young expected to rejoin Rockies next week

Young expected to rejoin Rockies next week

SAN DIEGO -- Rockies utilityman Eric Young Jr.'s time on the Major League Baseball bereavement list expires Saturday, but that's the day of services for his late grandfather. So the club will send him to the complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., for conditioning before joining the team next Wednesday.

Young, who is hitting .286 with a double, a triple and four stolen bases in mostly late-innings spark-plug duty, will be activated for a two-game series with the D-backs Wednesday and Thursday at Coors Field.

He was placed on the bereavement list on Saturday.

"We're going to send him to Arizona for three days so he can play some games," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "We've got to get him an opportunity to get back on his legs for a few days."

Young took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank fans for supporting him: "Miss playin' a bunch. Fortunate to be with my family in this time of sadness tho! Thx again 4 prayers! I'll be back w/extra motivation."