The Colorado Rockies were without Troy Tulowitzki during
yesterday’s weekend finale against the Miami Marlins, as manager Walt Weiss told
reporters – including Steve Dorsey of MLB.com – that he was resting the
shortstop after he experienced soreness in his left side during Saturday’s contest.
While the discomfort was enough to keep Tulowitzki out of the Rockies’ lineup,
Weiss said the All-Star is “OK.”
"He's OK. He's a little sore," Weiss said of the
Rockies' shortstop. "He felt something in his side last night. He talked
me into letting him hit that last time up. I was planning on pinch-hitting for
him there. He's a little sore today, so we're going to keep him down today. I
wouldn't say it's an oblique, but it's in that area."
The Rockies’ offense has been hampered by injuries
throughout the season, as several key players have been limited. Tulowitzki has
been one of them, as he’s missed over 30 games this season. When he has been
healthy enough to suit up, Tulowitzki has posted MVP-like numbers, hitting
.315/.386/.568 with 23 doubles and 22 home runs over 399 plate appearances.
In addition to Tulowitzki, Weiss offered updates on a pair
of other ailing players, Yorvit Torrealba and Tyler Chatwood. Weiss said that
he doesn’t believe Torrealba will be activated from the seven-day concussion
disabled list when he’s eligible today. The skipper said that he expects
Chatwood to begin his rehab assignment this week.
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