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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rockies Injury Update; Troy Tulowitzki to undergo season-ending surgery

By on 8/13/2014 11:00:00 PM

The Colorado Rockies announced tonight that All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will undergo season-ending hip surgery on Friday, according to Thomas Harding of Prior to being placed on the DL July 20, Tulo was hitting a league-leading .340/.432/.603 (OPS+ 173) with 21 homers and 54 RBI.

Tulowitzki, 29, is in his ninth major league season, all with the Colorado Rockies. He was their first-round draft pick in 2007 and made his debut on August 20,2006. Although he lost out as 2008 Rookie of the Year to Ryan Braun, he has picked up two Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger awards and many MVP votes. A career .299/.373/.520 hitter, the only thing that has slowed Tulo down is injuries, of which he has had many. Most recently, he lost time 113 games in 2012 to groin surgery and a month in 2013 to a fractured rib.

After the 2010 season, the Rockies signed Tulowitzki to a ten-year $157.75 million contract wtih an option for 2021. The veteran shortstop recently created controversy by stating publicly he was "tired of losing" and "something needs to change.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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