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Rockies will continue resting Troy Tulowitzki early in season as a precaution

By on 4/07/2014 11:00:00 AM

The presence of Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the field is incredibly important to the success of the organization. If manager Walt Weiss expects his team to compete for a playoff spot, he needs to keep his shortstop healthy. Similar to last year, they are doing everything possible to ensure that happens.

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Troy Renck of The Denver Post tweeted about the rest Tulo will be getting:
He continues in a second tweet:
Since 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.

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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