by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who has started 35 of 43 games, is fine with not playing every day in an attempt to make sure he doesn't suffer a setback with his surgically repaired groin, according to The Denver Post.
"I am right there with them," Tulowitzki said. " I'd love to be out there every day, but at the same time I am not capable of it right now. Some of those days off make me better in the long run rather than continually wearing myself down. If I played (every day), I would be more (vulnerable) to injury. I am sure it's tough for people to understand. I totally get that. But it is what I have to do. The (training staff) has convinced me, and I have seen over the last couple of years that it's the way to handle it."
Tulowitzki had a big day Saturday against the Giants with a season-high four hits. He had a double, a run and two RBI. Tulowitzki is batting .392 (20 for 51) in 15 May games (13 starts), raising his season average from .308 to .341.
Troy Tulowitzki sends average soaring past .300
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki managed three hits, including two doubles, during Tuesday's game against the Cubs. It was his fourth multi-hit game in May, but Tulowitzki entered play Tuesday mired in a 2-for-17 slump.
Despite the slide, Tulowitzki has managed to raise his batting average from .292 to .324 in his last 16 games thanks to a .370 average (17 for 46) in that span. Tulowitzki has two home runs, six doubles and 15 RBI in his last 16 games.
Troy Tulowitzki managing injury
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) The Rockies have been managing shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's left groin injury to the best of their ability, MLB.com reports. Colorado had kept Tulowitzki out of the lineup for three of the six games on their most recent homestand because of inflammation.
Although that decison can be unpopular, it appears to be helping Tulowitzki over the long haul. He's hitting .324 with eight homers and a team-leading 31 RBI.
"Every single day I've gotten better," Tulowitzki said. "It's kind of a marathon. As long as I'm there in September, that's the goal, not run myself into the ground. I've had a chance to catch up. I've felt better and better every single game. I'm excited about that. Instead of going out there being sore and being close to blowing out, I think we made the right decision."
The Rockies will continue to manage his injury, which means he'll sit out more regularly than he normally would. The shortstop is also learning to be more reserved in moments when the situation calls for it.
"We're always trying to work on different parts of the game, and that's it for me," he said. "I'm just trying to play within myself, not lunging too much. Maybe sometimes, when the game asks for 100 percent, I can only give it 80, but that's smart on my part, so I can be out there every single day."
Troy Tulowitzki cures offensive woes
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki blasted a three-run homer in the third inning to end Colorado's scoreless streak at 28 innings during an 8-2 rout at St. Louis on Sunday. He finished 1 for 4 against the Cardinals with just his second hit over the past five games as his batting average has slipped to .324.
Tulowitzki's eighth homer of the season stopped the Rockies' scoreless streak two innings shy of the team record. They went 30 innings without a run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2010, according to STATS.
Troy Tulowitzki returns to action
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned to the starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Yankees.
Tulowitzki singled in the first for his only hit of the day. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk in a 3-1 defeat.
Tulowitzki has eight hits in his last 14 at-bats. He is hitting .348/.442/.652 with seven homers and 28 RBI through 92 at-bats.
Troy Tulowitzki returns to lineup Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is in the team's starting lineup Thursday.
Tulowitzki has been dealing with a groin injury, which has caused him to miss a few games. He appeared as a pinch-hitter last night, but did not register an at-bat as he was hit by a pitch. Tulowitzki will return to the third spot in the order.
Troy Tulowitzki plunked as pinch-hitter
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki made an appearance Wednesday night against the Yankees. He pinch-hit in the eighth inning but was hit in the back by reliever David Robertson.
Eric Young then pinch-ran for the 28-year-old.
Tulowitzki is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's series finale, barring a setback.
Weather keeps Troy Tulowitzki out
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Troy Tulowitzki remained out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Yankees as he continued to deal with a groin injury.
Manager Walt Weiss told the Denver Post that the cold and wet forecast was the reason for keeping the 28-year-old out. Tulowitzki said his injury was feeling better and he wanted to start against New York.
"Of course he wants to play," Weiss said before the game. "We talk it through and try to do the sensible thing. The weather is going to be the X-factor tonight."
Troy Tulowitzki available for Rockies
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was available to pinch-hit in Tuesday's contest against the Yankees despite being scratched from the lineup due to discomfort in his groin, MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old was able to run before the contest and his injury is not being considered a serious one.
"I just felt sore, went out there and wanted to play smart and not do anything crazy," Tulowitzki said. "You guys saw me move around out there. I was definitely taking it easy, being smart. I'm just happy to know exactly what it is. Now that I know exactly what it is, the treatment can get better and we know exactly where to focus."
Leg tightness forces Troy Tulowitzki out of lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees because of leg tightness, according to MLB.com. Tulowitzki ran Tuesday and said he won't need to go on the disabled list.
Jonathan Herrera started for Tulowitzki, who is batting .500 (12 for 24) with one home run, four doubles and 11 RBI in his last nine games.
Troy Tulowitzki returns with a bang
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who took a day off to rest his legs, returned to the lineup in a big way Saturday night against the Rays.
Tulowitzki singled in a run in the opening frame and doubled two more in the third. He added another single and finished a perfect 3 for 3 with a run scored and three RBI in a 9-3 victory.
"Yesterday was tough for me to take, but today I do feel better. Now I'm happy about that," Tulowitzki said before the game.
Tulowitzki is hitting .500 (10 for 20) with 10 RBI in his last eight games. He is hitting .341 with six homers and 27 RBI.
Troy Tulowitzki moves past leg issue
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) After serving as a pinch hitter the previous game, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (leg) returned to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. Tulowitzki had been limited by a leg issue, but was able to reclaim his usual spot as the cleanup hitter versus the Rays.
'Heavy' legs weigh down Troy Tulowitzki
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (leg) was able to complete his regular running drills before Friday's game against Tampa Bay but was held out of the lineup as a precaution, manager Walt Weiss told The Denver Post. Tulowitzki was sidelined with "heavy legs" and coaches insisted it is not related to a previous groin injury.
"I don't think it's anything major, nothing serious," trainer Keith Dugger said. "Like Walt was saying, there is some soreness there and this is about maintenance over the long season. We always keep an eye on this with Tulo, but I think he's going to be fine."
He was able to serve as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning Friday and was intentionally walked before being replaced by a pinch runner. Tulowitzki, who also missed two other games this week with a shoulder issue, is hoping to return to the lineup Saturday.
Troy Tulowitzki resting sore legs
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who enjoyed a productive game his last time out, was absent from Friday's starting lineup against the Rays due to soreness in both legs, according to the Denver Post.
Tulowitzki is expected to be available off the bench Friday. He is hitting .351 (13 for 37) with seven walks, three homers and 13 RBI in his last 12 games (11 starts).
Troy Tulowitzki drives in two in return
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had a productive performance in his return to the lineup Wednesday night against the Dodgers. After missing time due to a shoulder injury, he went 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored. The 28-year-old also walked once in the 7-3 win.
Tulowitzki doubled home two in his first at-bat before reaching on an infield single in the seventh inning.
He is batting .317 with six homers and 24 RBI.
Troy Tulowitzki expects to return Wednesday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki told MLB.com that he expects to return to the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Dodgers.
He took batting practice indoors and on the field Tuesday, hitting a couple of balls out of the park to left field.
"Compared to yesterday, today was a lot different," Tulowitzki said of his injured shoulder. "I'm looking forward to getting back."
Troy Tulowitzki sidelined by shoulder again
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was out of the lineup for the second-straight game Tuesday against the Dodgers as he continued to deal with a strained left rotator cuff.
The injury is not considered serious and the 28-year-old is expected to return soon.
Troy Tulowitzki return possible Tuesday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was able to taking batting practice indoors on Monday, a day after suffering a strained left rotator cuff, MLB.com reports. He said a return Tuesday against the Dodgers is "a possibility."
Since the injury is to his non-throwing shoulder, the 28-year-old said he wanted to work up to a full swing during his batting session.
"It's the follow-through -- to start off, I'll keep two hands on the bat and if I feel good I'll go to one," Tulowitzki said.
Troy Tulowitzki's injury not considered serious
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is expected to miss only one or two games after suffering a strained left rotator cuff during Sunday's game at Arizona, The Denver Post reports. Tulowitzki is not scheduled to undergo an MRI after doctors said there was no dislocation of his shoulder after he awkwardly slid into home plate in the first inning and was removed from the game.
"Obviously, I was worried when it happened. It kept tightening up," Tulowitzki said after the game. "But I am definitely more confident about it now. Other than losing the game, I am sitting here taking a deep breath and expressing a sigh of relief that I am going to be OK."
MRI not needed for Troy Tulowitzki
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who left Sunday's game with a left shoulder strain, will not undergo an MRI, according to MLB.com.
Instead, Tulowitzki will be on anti-inflammatory medicines and do movement exercises to prevent his shoulder from tightening. The Rockies have not given a timetable for his return, though the 28-year-old is not expected to return Monday against the Dodgers.
"I'll take it day by day and check with these guys tomorrow," he said.
Tulowitzki was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second. He was injured after an awkward slide at the plate in the opening frame. Tulowitzki was able to walk off without any issues and was taken out of the game in the third inning.
The 28-year-old has never dealt with any arm or shoulder issues in his career. He will be re-evaluated after the game, according to the Denver Post.
Tulowitzki finished 4 for 11 with two doubles and five RBI during the four-game set against the Diamondbacks. He is hitting .308 with six homers and 22 RBI.
Troy Tulowitzki out of Wednesday's lineup
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is out of the lineup Wednesday against Atlanta, the club announced.
Tulowitzki played both games in Tuesday's doubleheader. He has started 18 of the club's 20 games with a .292/.372/.615 (149 OPS+) line in 65 at-bats. Jonathan Herrera will get the start at shortstop.
Troy Tulowitzki swinging hot bat
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013)Troy Tulowitzki continued to swing a hot bat for the Rockies as he went deep again Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.
Tulowitzki took starter Brandon McCarthy deep for a solo home run in the sixth inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.
The shortstop has three home runs in the last four games. He is 6 for 13 with two walks, four runs scored, three home runs and six RBI over that span. The 28-year-old is hitting .328/.400/.690.
Troy Tulowitzki homers again
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had his second home run in as many games Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Tulowitzki's two-run homer came off starter Ian Kennedy with two outs in the fourth inning. He finished 1 for 2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in the 3-1 victory. Tulowitzki is hitting .314/.403/.667 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 51 at-bats.
Troy Tulowitzki breaks skid with home run
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki broke an 0-for-7 skid over his last three games with a 2-for-4 day against the Mets Thursday. He hit his fourth home run of the season and collected two runs and two RBI in the Rockies' win.
The big game pushes Tulowitzki's line to .306/.390/.612 in 59 plate appearances heading into a weekend series against the Diamondbacks at home.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Mets after sitting out the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday because of a left elbow injury. The Rockies' game Wednesday was postponed by inclement weather.
Tulowitzki sat out Game 2 Tuesday as a precaution after getting hit in the left elbow in the opening game of the doubleheader. Tulowitzki is 0 for 7 in his last three games.
Troy Tulowitzki sits out nightcap as precaution
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was left out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets.
He was held out as a precaution after getting hit in the left elbow by a pitch in the first contest, The Denver Post reports.
The 28-year-old went 0 for 4 with a run scored in an 8-4 win and did not require X-rays afterwards.
Tulowitzki is batting .295 (13 for 44) with three homers and 11 RBI through 12 games.
Troy Tulowitzki crushes third home run
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013)Troy Tulowitzki crushed his third home run of the season for the Rockies Tuesday against the Giants. He finished the game 1 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Tulowitzki's home run traveled an estimated 413 feet according to the ESPN Hit Tracker. All three of his home runs this season have traveled at least 400 feet. Tulowitzki owns a .731 slugging percentage through eight games to go with his .346 batting average.
Troy Tulowitzki off to sizzling start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki swatted another home run on Tuesday night in Colorado's second game of the season in Milwaukee. Tulowitzki, who also homered on opening day, has homered in the first two games of a season for the second time in his career.
Tulowitzki, who also started the year with homers in back-to-back games in 2009 against Arizona, went 1 for 4 Tuesday against the Brewers. He went deep for a solo shot in the third inning off starter Marco Estrada. Tulowitzki added a sac fly for his second RBI of the game and he's got four in two games.
If his 2009 season is any indication, Tulowitzki could be in for another monster season. He homered a career-high 32 times that year for the Rockies.
Troy Tulowitzki homers on opening day
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki started his 2013 campaign with a productive performance against the Brewers Monday on opening day. He went 2 for 5 with a home run in the 5-4 loss. Tulowitzki singled in his first at-bat before launching a two-run bomb off starter Yovani Gallardo in the third inning.
Troy Tulowitzki batted .283 this spring with three homers, 14 RBI and a .547 slugging percentage.
Troy Tulowitzki says he's 'all systems go'
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki declared himself "all systems go" this year. The 28-year-old was limited to just 47 games last season.
Tulowitzki added that he was very happy with his physical condition heading into opening day. He hit .287/.360/.486 in 203 plate appearances last season.
Troy Tulowitzki connects on third home run of spring
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit his third home run of the spring in the team's final Cactus League game of the year Saturday. He took Mariners starter Brandon Maurer deep to finish the spring with a .283 average in 53 at-bats.
Troy Tulowitzki slugging .510 this spring
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki continued to prove he's healthy in Wednesday's Cactus League contest against the A's. He went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI in the 6-5 loss. Tulowitzki drove in a run with a single in his first at-bat before doubling his next time up. Then in the fifth inning, he launched a solo shot off Jarrod Parker.
Tulowitzki, who missed most of last season due to groin surgery, is batting .286 this spring with two home runs, 13 RBI and a .510 slugging percentage.
Tulo getting rolling for Rox
(3/9/2013) After being cleared to play in back-to-back games earlier in the week, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki proved his increasing health in Saturday's Cactus League contest against the Angels. He went 2 for 3 with a homer and two runs scored in the 8-6 win. Tulowitzki was limited to 47 games last season due to groin surgery. "All signs are good that when we get started [with the regular season], he's going to be rolling," manager Walt Weiss told MLB.com. "A lot of the first three weeks for him have been about gaining confidence physically that he can do the things he needs to do, specifically at the position. It's a demanding spot."
Tulo ready for back-to-backs
(3/6/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki played in back-to-back games for the first time this spring on Wednesday night against Team USA. Tulowitzki was limited to 47 games last season due to groin surgery but has been on track with his recovery thus far. His next step will be running the bases more aggressively. I want to go first to third. I have dived back to the base on a pick play. I have done so much on the (practice) fields that I believe my instincts will take over, Tulowitzki told The Denver Post. Every day that goes by I am more confident. All those hours of rehab, I can kind of see it paying off. I know I am not free yet. But I definitely like where I am it.
Tulowitzki making early strides
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki finished 1 for 2 in his long-awaited return to the batter's box during Colorado's 11-2 rout of Arizona in a Cactus League matchup Saturday. The two-time All-Star, who injured his groin last May 30 and had season-ending surgery on June 21, collected an RBI in his first at-bat, then singled the next time up. There have been a lot of questions being asked before, how I felt. You can only answer that so much," Tulowitzki said. "You want to go out there and prove that you feel good. Today was a step in the right direction."
Tulo clears another hurdle
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who hasn't played in a game since last May due to a surgically-repaired left groin, is taking his spring training easy this season. Instead of taking 50 ground balls, he's taking 20 and has learned to choose quality over quantity, reports the Denver Post. Tulowitzki cleared another hurdle in his recovery Friday by running the bases at full speed. "It's the best I've felt in years," Tulowitzki said as he watched voluntary batting practice. "It's not like I am faster. It just felt free and easy."
Tulo eager to test injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/3/2013)The Denver Post reports Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's surgically repaired left groin continues to respond well in training and he is eager to test out his leg in games.
Tulo aims to play in WBC
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/9/2013) According to the Denver Post, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki plans to play in the World Baseball Classic this spring even though he missed the final four months last season with a groin injury. He said he feels comfortable playing at full speed again after being tentative on the diamond throughout his rehabilitation last year and is anxious to play in an actual game. "I talked with the [Rockies'] coaches a lot about it. We all know this is a pretty cool opportunity. Spring training you only go so hard. I really like the idea of getting tested right off the bat," said Tulowitzki. "I can't wait to play nine innings again. Hopefully, that will answer some questions right away."