Helsley was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Saturday. Helsley has a poor 5.06 ERA in 32 innings for Memphis, but he's actually fared better in 10.1 frames at the big-league level, posting a 3.48 ERA. His 29.3 percent strikeout rate in the majors is strong, but he's walked too many batters (12.2 percent). Edmundo Sosa was optioned in a corresponding move.
Helsley (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. Helsley had already been with Memphis on a rehab assignment. He's thrown 10.1 innings at the big-league level this season, posting a 3.48 ERA and a 12:5 K:BB.
Helsley (shoulder) fired a scoreless seventh inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to New Orleans on Saturday, allowing a hit and a walk, uncorking a wild pitch and recording a strikeout. Helsley had a little bit of everything in his second rehab appearance, and some location issues led to him throwing 20 pitches overall during his one frame. However, it was still a markedly better performance for the right-hander than his first turn with the Redbirds, when he failed to record an out while yielding four earned runs. It remains to be seen if Helsley will require at least one more minor-league outing before activation.
Helsley (shoulder) took the loss for Triple-A Memphis against Nashville on Wednesday, failing to record an out in the eighth inning while allowing four earned runs on a hit and three walks. Helsley's first rehab assignment didn't exactly go as planned, to say the least. The 24-year-old right-hander immediately ran into trouble and ultimately got just five of 19 pitches into the strike zone. Helsley will look to put some distance between himself and Wednesday's meltdown and likely retake the mound for the Redbirds by this weekend.
Helsley (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports. Helsley has been out for just shy of two weeks with a shoulder impingement. Given the relatively short length of his absence, he may not need a particularly long rehab assignment.