The Colorado Rockies held shortstop Troy Tulowitzki out of the lineup last night against the New York Mets, as the All-Star continues to deal with soreness in his left leg, according to The Associated Press.
Rockies trainer Keith Dugger told reporters that Tulowitzki is experiencing minor swelling in his left adductor, near the groin. It's close to the area that required season-ending surgery last year, but the current swelling is apparently not related to the previous ailment.
While the swelling and soreness have the Rockies concerned enough to keep Tulowitzki out of the lineup, the shortstop doesn't sound overly worried.
"I know a lot of people might be worried; I'm actually
not," Tulowitzki said. "I've done everything I possibly could to
control this thing. It's just kind of crept up on me but I think I'm going to
be good and good for the long run."
Tulowitzki believes he sustained the injury while running to first base Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. He was lunging for the bag to beat a double play. He then sat out the Rockies' next game before returning for the weekend. He underwent an MRI yesterday which didn't reveal a tear.
Colorado isn't sure how long Tulowitzki will be held out for, but manager Walt Weiss did say there's a possibility he'll be able to return in some capacity Tuesday, even if that means as a potential pinch hitter. He admitted that there was concern surrounding Tulowitzki, but the recent MRI helped alleviate some of this.
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