PHOENIX (AP) -The Colorado Rockies activated second baseman Kaz Matsui on Monday and optioned Omar Quintanilla to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Matsui missed 32 games with lower back spasms. Matsui, who was in the lineup for Monday night's game against Arizona, hit .361 (13-for-36) with three RBIs in nine games before the injury.
Manager Clint Hurdle said he would limit Matsui's playing time at first.
``We won't overload him early,'' Hurdle said.
Quintanilla hit .256 (11-for-43) in 14 games in his third stint with the Rockies.

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