Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 23 Hrs

Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said Tuesday that there's no guarantee Troy Tulowitzki (hip) will be ready for activation when his 15 days are up.

Tulo was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a left hip flexor strain. It's possible he'll be ready to go in two weeks, but it's far from a given, particularly with his history of leg issues. Josh Rutledge will handle shortstop while Tulo is out.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 1 Day

Rockies placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with a left hip flexor strain.

Tulo suffered the hip strain Saturday while trying to leg out a single. The Rockies called the injury a quad "cramp" at first, but Tulo wasn't making much progress and will now be sidelined through the July 31 trade deadline. He wasn't likely to be dealt anyway. Josh Rutledge will fill in at shortstop and could be a decent mixed-league fantasy option for a bit.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 1 Day

Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Tulo hasn't played since tweaking his quad Saturday while running down the first base line. The injury was initially called a "cramp," but it's obviously more serious than that. The shortstop is not listed anywhere on the Rockies' lineup card Tuesday night. Not even as a reserve.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 1 Day

Troy Tulowtizki (quad) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

Tulowitzki has now missed three straight games since pulling up lame while running down the first base line on Saturday night with what was initially labeled a "cramp." It's clear by now that the injury is more serious than the Rockies are willing to acknowledge, but there's been no talk yet about a 15-day disabled list stint.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 2 Days

Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is out of the Rockies' lineup again Monday against the Nationals.

Tulo had to exit Saturday's contest with a cramp in his left quad and will now miss his second straight start. He's considered day-to-day for now. Josh Rutledge will fill in at shortstop.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 3 Days

Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

Tulo had to exit Saturday's contest with a cramp in his left quad. As long as it's indeed just a cramp, he should be fine after a day or two of rest. Josh Rutledge is at shortstop Sunday.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 4 Days

Troy Tulowitzki (leg) left the game Saturday against the Pirates due to a muscle cramp in his left thigh.

The injury looked more serious than a cramp, so this is good news for the star short stop. He was 0-for-2 while striking out once before exiting. Josh Rutledge replaced him at short.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 4 Days

Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday's game versus the Pirates after he pulled up running out a grounder to first base.

Tulowitzki was 0-for-2 with a strikeout before suffering what appeared to be an upper-leg or hip injury. Josh Rutledge replaced him at shortstop. The Rockies should have a status update on Tulo soon.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 12 Days

Troy Tulowitzki hit his 21st home run of the season in Friday's win over the Twins.

It was a two-run shot off Kris Johnson in the third inning. Tulowitzki is now tied with Miami's Giancarlo Stanton for the National League lead in home runs. Meanwhile, he leads majors with a .349 batting average and a 1.060 OPS. The Rockies aren't going anywhere this year, but the 29-year-old shortstop could be primed for his first MVP season if his health cooperates in the second half.

Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 14 Days

Troy Tulowitzki homered twice in the Rockies' 6-3 defeat of the Padres on Wednesday afternoon.

Tulo slugged a solo shot in the Rockies' two-run first inning and then added another solo bomb in the Rockies' three-run eighth. He could be on his way to his first National League MVP trophy with a .350/.441/.616 batting line, 20 homers, and 49 RBI in 86 games.