Tulowitzki back from broken left wrist

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies are looking on the bright side after a woeful road trip: Troy Tulowitzki is back.

The All-Star shortstop was activated Tuesday after missing nearly six weeks with a broken left wrist. At first, the Rockies didn't miss their best player, going 15-7 without him. But they went 2-9 on a brutal three-city trip after the break that dropped Colorado eight games behind NL West leader San Diego.

Tulowitzki broke his wrist June 17 in Minnesota when he was hit by a pitch from Minnesota Twins reliever Alex Burnett. He is hitting .306 with nine homers and 34 RBIs.

To make room for Tulowitzki on the roster, the team designated first baseman Brad Eldred for reassignment.