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Thursday Rockpile: Tulo back on form, bullpen not quite yet

Denis Poroy

In Troy Tulowitzki we can trust - Denver Post
Patrick Saunders discusses Troy Tulowitzki's injury history and what his return to health means for him, especially defensively, for the 2014 season.

Bullpen still coming together in early going -
Thomas Harding takes a look at how the Rockies bullpen is shaping up and dealing with the heavy workload they've had to deal with early in the season.

Rockies' Weiss insists De La Rosa-Pacheco pairing not permanent - Denver Post
In a report from San Diego, Saunders talks with Rockies manager Walt Weiss about who will be Jorge De La Rosa's catcher as the season continues.

Jedd Gyorko gets his Contract Extended. Who might be next? - Beyond the Box Score
Beyond the Box Score's Chris Teeter takes a look at a group of players that could be in line for a contract extension in the near future, including a certain Rockies third baseman.

Around MLB

Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers - Los Angeles Magazine
Los Angeles Magazine has an excellent piece on Yasiel Puig's defection from Cuba and his long, winding journey to Los Angeles. Regardless of your opinion of Puig, it's a really great read.

The Season Tommy John Took - Grantland
Grantland's Jonah Keri takes a look at the rash of Tommy John surgeries that has marred the early part of the 2014 season, and what the underlying causes may be.