Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 2 days ago

Tulowitzki is not in the lineup Friday, Root Sports reports.

This would appear to be just a standard day off for the Rockies' shortstop, as there is no word of an ailment. He is hitting .300 and slugging .500 this season, and is the top shortstop in fantasy baseball. Daniel Descalso will get the start at shortstop Friday.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 1 week ago

Tulowitzki swatted his first home run of the season in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Dodgers. He also collected a single in his other three at-bats.

Though Tulowitzki needed 10 games to connect on his first long ball, he certainly hasn't been starved for power in the early going. Thanks to his seven doubles (second in MLB), Tulowitzki is upholding a .990 OPS, roughly in line with the mark he submitted in his injury-shortened 2014 campaign (1.035).

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 2 weeks ago

Tulowitzki is not in the lineup Sunday agains the Cubs.

Tulowitzki has started each of the Rockies' first five games, posting a 1.117 OPS while collecting six doubles during the season's opening week. He'll give way to Daniel Descalso at shortstop Sunday, in what appears to be a regular maintenance day for the veteran that has battled various injuries over his career.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 2 weeks ago

Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Friday's win over the Cubs.

It's already the fifth double in four games for Tulowitzki, who has wasted little time in reminding us that he's the best shortstop in baseball when healthy. He moved up to second in the lineup Friday with lefty Travis Wood on the mound, but no matter where he slots in the order, Tulowitzki is bound to thrive.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 3 weeks ago

Tulowitzki went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored, and an RBI in Monday's 10-0 win over the Brewers.

After a healthy spring, Tulowitzki picked up right where he left off last July, when a torn labrum on his left hip ended an MVP-worthy season. The Rockies showed an increased willingness during the offseason to trade Tulowitzki, but they likely won't pull the trigger on any deal until the superstar shortstop restores some value by thriving over the first few months of the season. With injuries resulting in long-term absences for Tulowitzki in three consecutive seasons, it's no safe bet that he'll be able to stay off the disabled list before the trade deadline.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 1 month ago

Tulowitzki was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League game but merely for rest purposes, MLB.com reports. "He's fine," manager Walt Weiss said. "I was just mapping out his workload. I just made a decision to give him a day today, as opposed to playing him back-to-back. It had nothing to do with how he felt physically."

Tulowitzki began playing in spring games sooner than the team expected following August hip surgery, and it sounds like Weiss just wanted to pump the brakes ever so slightly and give the 30-year-old shortstop a day to rest his legs. While Tulowitzki has just three hits in 14 spring at-bats to this point (.214 average), two of those three hits have left the yard.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 2 months ago

Tulowitzki (hip) went hitless in two at-bats while playing three innings in the field during his spring training debut Monday against the Reds.

Tulowitzki slotted in at his familiar shortstop spot in what marked his first competitive action since July 19 of last season. The Rockies elected to rest Tulowitzki on Tuesday for the Rockies' split-squad games, but the absence wasn't injury-related, as manager Walt Weiss made the choice to give Tulowitzki a maintenance day. As a veteran player, Tulowitzki will likely see a limited slate of spring-training at-bats the rest of the way, but he'll get enough work to be well prepared for the start of the regular season. While Tulowitzki's surgically repaired left hip seems to be holding up well, his myriad health concerns over the last several years raise plenty of questions about his ability to stay upright over the course of a 162-game schedule.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 2 months ago

Tulowitzki (hip) will get the start at shortstop and hit third in Monday's Cactus League game, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

This was Tulowitzki's anticipated date for his spring debut, and it will be good to see him back in action. Now that he is playing in games, prospective owners will want to continue to monitor his status to make sure there haven't been any setbacks as Opening Day approaches.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 2 months ago

Tulowitzki (hip) could make his spring training debut Monday, MLB.com reports.

If Tulowitzki indeed suits up, it would be a week earlier than expected. He participated in a workout Sunday, so there is a chance that the debut will occur. An early return would be great news for owners, as it would allow extra reps in spring to knock the rust off prior to Opening Day.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 2 months ago

Tulowitzki (hip) has been participating in simulated games in recent days, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

It's been smooth sailing on the recovery front thus far for Tulowitzki, who has been able to take batting practice and run the bases in addition to taking part in the simulated games. His Cactus League debut likely isn't far away.