Troy Tulowitzki sits out Sunday
Also Sunday, The Rockies selected the contract of left-hander Drew Pomeranz from Double-A Tulsa ahead of his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds.
With an off day Monday, Rockies manager Jim Tracy is hoping Tulowitzki will be back in the lineup Tuesday for a game in Milwaukee.
Starting in place of Tulowitzki was Thomas Field, who just recently was selected to the roster and will make his major league debut.
Helton has played sparingly over the last 10 days because of a bothersome back.
Ellis is sitting out as a precaution after being hit in the neck by a pitch Saturday.
The 22-year-old Pomeranz turned in two scoreless starts for Tulsa, striking out seven in 10 innings.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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