Troy Tulowitzki injures left shoulder; leaves game

Christian Petersen

Troy Tulowitzki left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. Here is the fantasy impact.

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki injured his shoulder after sliding into home plate in Sunday's game vs the Diamondbacks. The severity of the injury is unknown at this point, and he will be reevaluated by team doctor's on Monday.

Here is more from Troy Renck from the Denver Post:

Troy Tulowitzki, off to the best start of his career, hit a roadblock Sunday on an awkward slide at the plate.

Tulowitzki was thrown out at trying to score from second on Michael Cuddyer’s single to Arizona left fielder Jason Kubel. The ball beat Tulo by several steps. He slid to his right to avoid the tag, rolling as he hit the dirt.

He walked off without issue, but was stretching his right arm and shoulder repeatedly over the next two innings. The in the third inning, Tulowitzki was replaced by Jonathan Herrera.

Renck is the only Rockies beat writer that I follow, and you should too.

Hopefully this injury is not serious, as he was having another great season at the plate, hitting .308-.394-.603 with 6 HRs, 14 runs and 22 RBI through 24 games.

If the injury is serious, and we should learn more tomorrow, it will crank up the Tulo is injury prone school of thought that is prevalent among fantasy owners. I have to say, the guy does get injured a lot, and I know some owners who will never draft him as a result.

Fantasy owners cannot replace such a great hitting shortstop, so his bat will be missed should he miss significant time as a result of this injury. If you have extra starting pitchers, maybe you offer one for another bat to replace Tulo.

UPDATE: here is an update from Renck, via Twitter:

He will probably miss a few games and be back in the lineup later this week.

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