Rockies Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki Out For The Year
The Colorado Rockies are going to have to get by without their best player. Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is reportedly done for the rest of the 2014 MLB season due a torn labrum in his hip.
Per reports, Tulowitzki visited an orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday to verify whether or not his labrum had to do with his troublesome hip, and he will need surgery to repair the injury. It’s just as well for the Rockies, who have had their share of bad luck already this year. Colorado wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon with or without Tulowitzki, as they sit at the bottom of the NL West division with a paltry 46-74 mark.
That doesn’t mean the injury is being taken lightly or that the Rockies won’t miss Tulowitzki’s presence, however. In fact, just the opposite. Tulowitzki was still a leader for the NL MVP race by turning in another stellar season. He goes out with an impressive .340 batting average, along with 21 home runs, 52 RBI and 71 runs.
Tulowitzki played a big hand in a very strong offense for the Rockies this year, as they ranked third in runs scored before Tulowitzki left the lineup due to his hip injury. Colorado should remain solid in the scoring department, but the loss of Tulowitzki is still one that will be extremely difficult to replace.
More was added to the pile in a negative fashion on Thursday, as the Rockets also learned that outfielder Carlos Gonzalez would also likely be lost for the year due to a knee injury. With the Rockies out of contention, it only made sense to shut down both Gonzalez and Tulowitzki in an effort to get them 100% healthy for next year.
Colorado remains fairly stacked in the hitting department, but needs to vastly improving their pitching if they want to turn things around moving forward. Look for the team to be more active in doing so come this off-season.
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