By jkonrath via Wikimedia CommonsTroy Renck of The Denver Post tweeted about the rest Tulo will be getting:
Like last year Tulo will get days off early in season as preventive measure. Rather than rest now than lose him month. Reality of itHe continues in a second tweet:
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) April 5, 2014
Tulo won't sit regularly as season progresses The idea implemented by team not him is to give legs rest early in yearSince Tulo is under contract through 2020 with over $100 million committed to him during that time, Colorado doing everything possible to keep him healthy makes sense. However, that hasn't been easy throughout the course of his career.
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) April 6, 2014
In 126 games played in 2013, Tulowitzki hit .312/.391/.540 with 25 home runs and 82 RBI. He's played more than 140 games in a season just three times in his nine-year MLB career.
Colorado can employ every tactic under the sun to keep him fresh for later in the season, but staying healthy is no sure thing. He missed significant time last season with a broken rib, even after receiving early rest.
There is hope that Tulowitzki can buck this trend in 2014, helping the Rockies return to the postseason.
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