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Troy Tulowitzki lands on DL with groin strain

May 31, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

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The Rockies, currently 11 1/2 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West, will have to go it without their All-Star shortstop for the next couple of weeks, as Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the DL Thursday due to a strained left groin.

Tulo had just been warming up at the plate, hitting four homers during a current nine-game hitting streak. His OPS had jumped from .741 to .846 during the span. He’d had also cut way back on the errors after a stunning early season binge.

With Tulowitzki out, the Rockies are expected to shift Marco Scutaro over to shortstop, putting Chris Nelson, who is coming off the DL after missing time with an inflamed wrist, and D.J. LeMahieu at second base. It doesn’t sound like the Rockies have any intention of putting Eric Young Jr. back there. Young spent most of his minor league career at second, but he’s been used exclusively in the outfield this season.

  1. mjay424 - May 31, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    There are many who complain about Troy Tulowitzki coming up short in critical situations but wait until they see the lineup, the offense, with him missing for an extended period of time. With his offense missing and infusing Chris Nelson/D.J. LeMahieu into the mix, the power and run production almost disappear entirely.

    Carlos Gonzalez will also see less attractive pitches to hit.

    Tulowitzki is loved and respected but to some he frustrates.

    The Rockies were in line for a high draft pick in 2013 before and now with Tulo out, that pick will be even higher.

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  2. pantherpro - May 31, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Troy

    You a big puss!

    Giants fans!

  3. latchbeam - May 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Ubaldo must have hit him in the groin too…

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