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Troy Tulowitzki doubles in first minor league rehab game

Aug 25, 2012, 3:08 PM EST

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According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Troy Tulowitzki began a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Tulsa last night and went 1-for-3 with a double while playing five innings at shortstop. It was his first game action since aggravating a groin injury in a rehab game on June 13 and undergoing surgery.

Tulowitzki is expected to get the day off today, but the plan calls for him to play five innings Sunday and five to seven innings on Monday. He’ll return to Denver on Tuesday to be re-evaluated, but his rehab assignment will move to Triple-A Colorado Springs from there. Tulowitzki wants to play down the stretch in order to have some peace of mind going into the winter, but he isn’t expected to rejoin the Rockies until the Triple-A season comes to an end in early September.

Tulowitzki, 27, was hitting .287/.360/.486 with eight home runs, 27 RBI and an .846 OPS in 47 games prior to the injury. Josh Rutledge has been the primary fill-in at shortstop, but assuming he gets over his recent quad injury, he’ll slide over to second base when Tulowitzki returns.

  1. bigmeechy74 - Aug 25, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    I was at the game. Don’t get too excited. The “double” was a lazy fly ball that the LF misplayed

  2. maximusprime107 - Aug 26, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Move Tulowitzki to 3B and let Rutledge stay at SS

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