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Tulowitzki Could Be Disabled List Bound

by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Apr 30th 2008 5:15PM by Will Brinson
It’s a shame, that right after Clint Hurdle’s bench-him-to-spur-a-hot-streak move got Troy Tulowitzki’s bat working a little bit, that it appears the second year shortstop appears likely to head to the disabled list with a strained quadriceps injury.
Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said Tulowitzki will fly to Denver on Wednesday morning, and the club hopes to arrange an MRI for him by the afternoon. He’s likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
‘He is in a lot of pain and discomfort, and a lot of spasm after the injury,’ said Dugger, who refused to speculate on how much action Tulowitzki will miss.

Tulo being forced to leave early on Tuesday resulted in a crazy shift of the Rockies infield, with catcher Chris Iannetta playing third base, Clint Barmes playing shortstop and third baseman Garrett Atkins playing second (note that Jeff Baker’s injury also caused this). Clearly, losing Tulowitzki affects the Rockies both offensively, and more importantly, defensively.
There should be some roster shifting — reports that Omar Quintanilla has been called up — and clearly the Rockies are going to need someone to step up in order to try and keep pace with the Diamondbacks.
: If Atkins gains 2B eligibility in your league because of this, well, you need to pounce on him before his owner figures it out. Iannetta’s third base eligibility would actually make him less useful, since he’s a catcher anyway, but he’s starting to come on pretty nicely. Tulo meanwhile, should be benched until further notice.

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