at Triple-A today. Tulowitzki left the game after the injury and will return to Denver for evaluation by team doctors.
Tulowitzki hit the disabled list two weeks ago with a strained groin and was making just his first rehab start today for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The aggravated groin injury will likely cause Tulowitzki to miss the rest of the month.
In the game today, Tulowitzki had gone 2 for 2 with a homer and a single before having to leave the game. Before the initial groin injury, he was hitting .287/.360/.486 with 8 hone runs. He was on pace for another monster year, and there’s no telling how much the injury could slow him down. Tulowitzki is a two-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner for the Rockies.
The Rockies have been using a combination of players to fill the void at shortstop, but they can’t get Tulowitzki back soon enough. The club is 12 games under .500. While they weren’t expected to compete this year, Tulowitzki could provide the necessary spark toward a respectable record.
Once more is known on the extent of the groin injury aggravation, the Rockies will be in a better position to make a decision on who may be their best replacement option at shortstop. For now, though, Tulowitzki’s rehab and the club’s future at shortstop will have to be placed on hold.
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