Troy Tulowitzki leaves game after getting hit by a pitch

Scott Cunningham

Breathe a sigh of relief -- he's OK.

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left the team's game against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday after being hit in the leg by a pitch. Tulo walked off the field under his own power, but did so gingerly, according to the radio broadcast.

There was really no reason for the Rockies to leave Tulowitzki in the game as it's only March 12, but there's also many reasons for everyone involved with, or rooting for, the Rockies organization to be concerned. We're talking about a guy with arguably the worst injury luck of any player in baseball, and that's one of the main causes for the Rockies' subpar performances over the past couple of seasons.

Tulowitzki is 3-for-13 with a pair of homers, three walks and now a hit-by-pitch in Cactus League play. He is the second high-profile Rockies player this spring, after Michael Cuddyer last week, to leave a game after being hit.

UPDATE (9:54 p.m. MT): X-rays on Tulowitzki's left calf and fibula were negative, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Tulo is day-to-day, though I'd be surprised to see him back before the weekend.

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