Rockies activate DJ LeMahieu from DL

The Colorado Rockies reinstated second baseman DJ LeMahieu from the disabled list on Thursday.

LeMahieu was placed on the disabled list on July 21 with a strained left oblique.

The Rockies (58-49) enter Thursday's game against the Cardinals one game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks -- both teams are 60-49 -- in the National League West standings.

LeMahieu, a two-time All-Star, is hitting .278 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs this season in 72 games.

The Rockies sent infielder Garrett Hampson to the minors in a corresponding move.