Sunday, February 17, 2013
Keeping Tulo on the field
By Jason Catania
For Troy Tulowitzki, last year was a lost year. Now the Colorado Rockies shortstop is doing everything he can to avoid the same thing happening in 2013.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Tulo, who missed half of 2012 with a left groin injury that eventually required surgery, finally ran the bases at full speed Friday at the club's spring training complex, according to the Denver Post's Troy Renck.
Tulo, Renck notes, is making sure to allot time for stretching and flexibility exercises, as the 28-year-old has battled numerous lower body injuries throughout his career and played a career-low 47 games last season. If the Rockies, who lost a franchise-worst 98 games in 2012, are going to have any hopes of returning to relevance, let alone playoff-contender status, Tulowitzki needs to be healthy and productive. Even after signing former Rays shortstop Reid Brignac, the club doesn't have a lot of middle infield depth beyond Tulo and 2012 rookie Josh Rutledge, who is expected to slide over from short to second base this year.