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Troy Tulowitzki Cleared for Rehab Assignment


It’s been a season to forget for the Colorado Rockies and their star shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki, but it appears they might have finally gotten some good news.

From Troy Renck:

"Troy Tulowitzki didn’t need a doctor’s permission slip. His workout Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field was proof that his left groin checked out fine in Philadelphia, clearing the way for him to begin a rehab assignment Friday at Double-A Tulsa.He is scheduled to play five innings for the Drillers. Jason Giambi will join him in Tulsa, serving as the designated hitter Friday."

The Rockies have long since fallen out of the race and currently rank as one of the worst clubs in the league and Tulowitzki hasn’t played since May. Still, with six weeks left in the season, it will be nice for the fans to see Tulo back in action. It is expected that the former first-round pick will need at least a handful of games to regain his form while in the minors. Neither he nor Giambi are expected to be activated before rosters expand on September 1.

Although down from previous years, Tulowitzki was off to a solid start to the 2012 season before being sidelined. In just over 200 plate appearances, he has clubbed eight home runs and posted a line of .287/.360/.486/.846.

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John Parent is the Senior Director of Human Resources for the FanSided Network. He can be reached at or via Twitter @JohnJParent.